News tagged with childhood obesity

Being obese can attract bullies

Obese children are more likely to be bullied regardless of gender, race, socioeconomic status, social skills or academic achievement.

dateMay 03, 2010 in Health
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Pennsylvania makes inroads into reducing child obesity

Pennsylvania school districts set goals and improved snacks and a la carte offerings to meet federal legislation for reducing childhood obesity, but opportunities for physical activity did not improve in most schools, according ...

dateApr 26, 2010 in Health
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Fattest state's lawmakers shed pounds, fried stuff

(AP) -- In a gym at a tiny college in the capital of the most obese state in the nation, state Rep. John Hines dropped his chest to the floor, let out an "Aaaarrrrgggh!" and forced through a few final pushups.

dateMar 24, 2010 in Health
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PepsiCo to cut sodium, sugar, fat in products

(AP) -- PepsiCo Inc. plans to cut the sodium found in each serving of its key brands by one-fourth in five years, the company announced Monday, as the industry deals with pressure from the government and health-conscious ...

dateMar 22, 2010 in Health
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