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Stories tagged: childhood obesity


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 5:15 p.m.

U.S. preschoolers less pudgy in latest sign of falling obesity

A new study says preschoolers on U.S. government food aid have grown a little less pudgy. The research published Tuesday offers fresh evidence that previous signs of declining obesity rates …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 1:47 p.m.

Dr. Zorba Paster: Antibiotic overuse may be contributing to childhood obesity epidemic

The study looked more than 330,000 infants who were covered under the care of the U.S. military from 2006 to 2013. Nearly 75 percent were prescribed an antibiotic at one …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 9:28 a.m.

‘I’m driven to make the world a better place’: Antony Chiang, president of Empire Health Foundation, uses bold thinking to drive social change

Under Antony Chiang’s leadership, Empire Health Foundation has developed a reputation for big-picture thinking. The foundation is tackling issues such as childhood obesity and access to health care.


Editorial: Walking to school is a smart choice

Health experts recommend children get at least an hour of physical activity per day. Walking to and from school provides a nice aerobic workout.


To fight childhood obesity, task force recommends screening all kids starting at age 6

Draft guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force urge pediatricians and other clinicians to check the body mass index of children and adolescents to identify patients who would benefit …


Study links diet soda to childhood overweight

Could diet soda be fueling the rise of childhood obesity? A new study of more than 3,000 Canadian children and their mothers finds a strong link between the amount of …


Anchorage noticed nationally for reducing childhood obesity

ANCHORAGE, Alaska– Anchorage has been recognized by a national public health foundation as one of four communities in the country to have reduced and maintained a lower rate of childhood …


Childhood obesity increasing worldwide

Driven by the growing availability of fatty, sugary foods and beverages in low- and middle-income countries, 41 million children ages 5 and under are overweight or obese, a number expected …


Cheney schools report decline in overweight students

All those vegetables, fruits, baked-not-fried potato chips and exercise at Cheney schools may be a rare win in the fight against childhood obesity. Numbers show a 2 percent drop in …


Smaller plates, exercise can help keep obesity at bay

Dear Mr. Dad: The statistics on childhood obesity and all the associated health risks seem to get worse every day. I know I shouldn’t admit it, but banning all sugar …


Disney to banish junk-food ads from kid shows

NEW YORK — Disney says its programming will no longer be sponsored by junk food. The Walt Disney Co. said today that it will become the first major media company …


Ohio county takes 200-pound 8-year-old from mother

An 8-year-old Cleveland Heights boy was taken from his family and was placed in foster care in October after county case workers said his mother wasn’t doing enough to control …


Team teaching fitness

On the eve of their districtwide cross-country race, Seltice Elementary School students in Post Falls received race tips from two marathoners who work as personal trainers at a nearby athletic …


Battling obesity in today’s children

In the past three decades, the childhood obesity rate has more than tripled in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Nearly 18 percent of adolescents age …


Regional disparities mark child obesity picture

CHICAGO – What’s the magic in Oregon that keeps kids lean? It’s a mystery health officials would like to solve as they admit all states are failing – by a …


Nutrition mission

One in three American children is overweight or obese and at higher risk of developing diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and other health issues. In Spokane and Kootenai counties, …