Obesity

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Mass. Health Officials Approve Strict School Nutrition Standards

Health officials approve new school nutrition standards that could be among the toughest in the country and will help combat childhood obesity.

07/13/2011

New school nutrition rules would cut out sugary drinks and salty snacks in all Massachusetts schools.

Mass. Expected To Approve Strict New School Nutrition Standards

Massachusetts health officials are set to approve new school nutrition standards that supporters say could be some of the toughest in the country and will help combat childhood obesity.

07/13/2011

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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.

07/12/2011

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Should Parents Lose Custody Of Super Obese Kids?

Should parents of extremely obese children lose custody for not controlling their kids’ weight?

07/12/2011

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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.

05/12/2011

Boston Soft Drink Ban

Menino Bans Sugary Drink Sales On Boston City Property

Mayor Tom Menino is set to issue an executive order to ban the sale of sugary drinks on Boston city property.

04/07/2011

New school nutrition rules would cut out sugary drinks and salty snacks in all Massachusetts schools.

Approved School Nutrition Rules Cut Out Junk Food, Soda

Massachusetts public health regulators have approved regulations to limit the sale of sugary soft drinks, salty and calorie-packed snacks, and even white bread sandwiches from public schools.

02/10/2011

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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.

01/29/2011

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Boston To Use New Ambulance Lift, Stretcher For Obese Patients

The obesity problem in America has been creating some unique challenges for emergency workers. Now, Boston has purchased a new hydraulic ambulance lift and stretcher designed for obese patients.

01/11/2011

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.

09/08/2010

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