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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

(Dr. Jennifer Orlet Fisher, at Tuesday's press conference.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

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

YMCA vs. Childhood Obesity

Pat Ciarrocchi speaks to YMCA representative Kate Harner about the organization’s new initiative aimed at fighting childhood obesity. Watch this video…

02/22/2011

Overweight Children Risk Medical Issues In Adult Years

There is a report from the British Medical Journal which finds a high childhood body mass index is associated with risk factors like heart disease and stroke in the adult years.

12/08/2010

The Well-Being of Children and Youth

by KYW’s Dr. Marciene Mattleman Data from a new report from the Foundation for Child Development show that the quality of life for kids has been on the decline since 2002. What’s happened with state […]

06/30/2010

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