News tagged with childhood obesity

Schools that ban junk food are 18% lighter

( -- Here's some simple math for school officials and parents in the fight against childhood obesity: School lunchtimes minus snack food equals a much lighter student body. Literally.

dateOct 28, 2010 in Health
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Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

(AP) -- Chocolate milk has long been seen as the spoonful of sugar that makes the medicine go down, but the nation's childhood obesity epidemic has a growing number of people wondering whether that's wise.

dateMay 09, 2011 in Health
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Childhood obesity peaks between ages 7 and 11

( -- Childhood obesity is common and hard to prevent but by identifying when it is most likely to occur, measures can be taken at key stages of childhood or adolescence to prevent it developing.

dateApr 06, 2011 in Health
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Report: Fight fat even in toddlers, preschoolers

(AP) -- A food pyramid just for the under-2 set? Contrary to popular belief, children don't usually outgrow their baby fat - and a new report urges steps to help prevent babies, toddlers and preschoolers from getting too ...

dateJun 23, 2011 in Health
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