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.
Some local anti-obesity advocates are proposing officials should take some “extremely obese” children away from their parents and place them in foster homes.
Should parents of extremely obese children lose custody for not controlling their kids’ weight?
Cameras are currently set up in San Antonio schools photographing what students are eating in an effort to fight childhood obesity.
Mayor Tom Menino is set to issue an executive order to ban the sale of sugary drinks on Boston city property.
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.
Children’s Hospital in Boston has received a $7 million gift from the New Balance athletic shoe company to fight childhood obesity.
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.
State public health officials say that more than one-third of the students in 80 Massachusetts school districts are overweight or obese.
The city of Fitchburg is doing its part to fight childhood obesity.