Childhood Obesity

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Salad Bars Vanish From Boston Schools

Teaching kids about good nutrition is a life lesson, but in Boston Public Schools salad bars have vanished.



Daily Talker: How Should Parents Be Held Responsible For Kids’ Weight?

The average six-year-old child weights about 46 pounds. A boy from a town in Colombia named Santiago Mendoza already weighs that much, but he is only eight months old.

Santiago’s mother, Eunice Fandiño, sought the help of a charity that tackles obesity in Colombia after she noticed the baby had problems moving about due to his weight.


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How To Help Your Kids Choose The Best Extra-Curricular Activities

Help your kids learn and prepare for the future through after-school activities.


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Fitchburg, New Bedford Picked For Childhood Obesity Program

Massachusetts has received a $1.7 million grant from the federal government to launch pilot programs against child obesity in New Bedford and Fitchburg.


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Local Experts Propose That Parents Should Lose Custody Of Super Obese Kids

Some local anti-obesity advocates are proposing officials should take some “extremely obese” children away from their parents and place them in foster homes.


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Keller @ Large: Cameras Coming To A School Lunchroom Near You?

Cameras are currently set up in San Antonio schools photographing what students are eating in an effort to fight childhood obesity.


Medical Minute: Obesity In Children Still On The Rise

WBZ’s Dr. Murray Feingold talks about the importance of exercise to control obesity.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–04/28/2011

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Children’s Hospital Gets $7M Gift To Fight Obesity

Children’s Hospital in Boston has received a $7 million gift from the New Balance athletic shoe company to fight childhood obesity.


'Curious' About Sugar Cereals & Obese Kids

Everyone knows childhood obesity is a huge problem in our country. One WBZ viewer declared her curiosity about the problem on the WBZ web site…


Over one-third of MA students overweight/obese

State public health officials say that more than one-third of the students in 80 Massachusetts school districts are overweight or obese.