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Problem Of Obesity In Philadelphia School Children Getting Smaller

The Philadelphia Health Department said Thursday the city’s school children are getting thinner.

09/06/2012

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School Food Laws Help Kids Battle Obesity, Three-Year Study Finds

A new study on child obesity indicates that students gain less weight if they go to schools in states with stronger laws about what foods can be sold outside their breakfast and lunch programs.

08/13/2012

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First Lady Brings “Let’s Move” Campaign To Philadelphia

First Lady Michelle Obama was in Philadelphia on Wednesday to campaign – but not for her husband. She was promoting her effort to end childhood obesity.

07/18/2012

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A Startling Increase In Obesity

Adult obesity rates increased in more than half the states during the past year. The news about childhood obesity rates is even worse.

07/05/2012

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Children May Not Outgrow Obesity

Parents of overweight or obese children who think their problems will disappear during the teen years, think again. Research shows children’s activity levels decline as they reach adolescence.

04/13/2012

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A Healthy Helping Of Easter Candy

Whether it is Easter, Halloween or a big children’s party, when kids get lots of candy the important thing to do as a parent is seize control and set guidelines.

04/06/2012

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Parents Influence Childrens’ Eating Habits

There is no doubt that parents can have a major influence on children and this has been shown to be the case when establishing eating habits.

02/10/2012

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Philadelphia’s DHS Holding Town Hall Meeting On Childhood Obesity

The townhall is planned for 6 p.m. Wednesday at Towey Rec Center in West Kensington.

01/24/2012

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Exercise May Help Kids Learn

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, regular exercise can have a direct effect on a child’s success in school, academically.

01/06/2012

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Karate With A Purpose

A June article in Parents Express points out that martial arts helps kids in many ways — primarily physical fitness and self-control.

06/28/2011

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Philadelphia Nuns Tell McDonald’s To Lighten Up On Kids

A Philadelphia-based order of Catholic nuns is ready to ask the McDonald’s fast food chain to do a better job battling childhood obesity.

05/18/2011

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5-2-1-0

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Nine-year-old Ayub Mohamud ate two breakfasts, one at home and one at school, loved candy and chips, got little exercise, and had signs of being pre-diabetic. After starting Portland, Maine’s 5-2-1-0 program, […]

05/02/2011

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Less TV Helps Obese Kids Lose Weight

A new reports says turning of the TV and computer and getting obese kids outside playing more often, will cut their calorie intake and they’ll burn more calories with activity.

04/15/2011

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Temple University Gets Fed Grant To Fight Obesity In Poor Kids

Temple University’s Center for Obesity Research and Education is digesting a new federal grant to help mothers make better food choices for their children.

03/22/2011

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Soft Drink Industry Gives $10 Million To CHOP For Child Obesity Work

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has been awarded a major grant to fight a big problem.

03/16/2011

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