Could Household Dust Make Kids Fat?A new study found that that hormone-disrupting chemicals in household dust may promote the growth of fat cells in children.
HealthWatch: School-Based Obesity Intervention Programs May Not Be EffectiveResearchers say their results suggest schools cannot lead the charge when it comes to weight loss or obesity prevention in young kids.
Salad Bars Vanish From Boston SchoolsTeaching 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.
How To Help Your Kids Choose The Best Extra-Curricular ActivitiesHelp your kids learn and prepare for the future through after-school activities.
Fitchburg, New Bedford Picked For Childhood Obesity ProgramMassachusetts has received a $1.7 million grant from the federal government to launch pilot programs against child obesity in New Bedford and Fitchburg.
Local Experts Propose That Parents Should Lose Custody Of Super Obese KidsSome local anti-obesity advocates are proposing officials should take some “extremely obese” children away from their parents and place them in foster homes.
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 RiseWBZ's Dr. Murray Feingold talks about the importance of exercise to control obesity.
Children's Hospital Gets $7M Gift To Fight ObesityChildren'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 KidsEveryone 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