by Posted on June 25, 2014
Children living near parks have more opportunities to be active -- but states need more funding to increase outdoor spaces.
by Rebecca Leber Posted on May 23, 2014
An anti-obesity campaign from the New York City Department of Education is sending 850,000 “Fitnessgram” letters home to parents with their schoolchildren’s BMI.
by Sy Mukherjee Posted on April 1, 2014 Updated: April 1, 2014
The findings are especially concerning since high cholesterol in young children can mean a higher risk for cardiovascular disease later in life.
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by Sy Mukherjee Posted on February 14, 2014 Updated: February 14, 2014
A first-of-its-kind proposal in California would make companies put warnings about obesity and diabetes on sodas.
by Sy Mukherjee Posted on February 10, 2014
Simply opening up supermarkets with fresh produce may not be enough to encourage healthier eating habits.
by Tara Culp-Ressler Posted on February 6, 2014 Updated: February 6, 2014
The public health issues at stake are much more complicated than one individual woman's body size.
by Mason Atkins Posted on January 31, 2014
A new study finds that children who are overweight or obese by the age of five are more likely to stay that way.
by Tara Culp-Ressler Posted on January 23, 2014
The sandwich chain will bring its kids' meals in line with the government's nutritional standards.
by Sy Mukherjee Posted on January 23, 2014
Long John Silver's has decided to remove trans fats, one of the largest promoters of heart disease, from all of its meals.
by Tara Culp-Ressler Posted on January 17, 2014
Negative and moralizing coverage that stigmatizes overweight individuals doesn't do anything to help improve public health.