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.
Help your kids learn and prepare for the future through after-school activities.
Massachusetts has received a $1.7 million grant from the federal government to launch pilot programs against child obesity in New Bedford and Fitchburg.
Some local anti-obesity advocates are proposing officials should take some “extremely obese” children away from their parents and place them in foster homes.
Cameras are currently set up in San Antonio schools photographing what students are eating in an effort to fight childhood obesity.
WBZ’s Dr. Murray Feingold talks about the importance of exercise to control obesity.
Children’s Hospital in Boston has received a $7 million gift from the New Balance athletic shoe company to fight childhood obesity.
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…
State public health officials say that more than one-third of the students in 80 Massachusetts school districts are overweight or obese.