Obesity

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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

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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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The Parent Report

The city of Fitchburg is doing its part to fight childhood obesity.

08/11/2010

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