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Students Angry At First Lady For Smaller Lunch Portions

First lady Michelle Obama has some students angry because of the “smaller and healthier” school lunch portions that are being served as part of her anti-obesity initiatives.

04/07/2014

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First Lady Wants People To Drink More Plain Water

Michelle Obama has pushed America to eat healthier and to exercise more. Now she says we should “drink up” too. As in plain water. And as in more of it.

09/12/2013

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CDC: First National Sign of Childhood Obesity Drop

For many years, doctors have been wringing their hands as more and more U.S. children grew fat. Now, that may be changing, with the first evidence of a national decline in childhood obesity.

08/06/2013

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Boy Scouts Jamboree Prohibits Morbidly Obese Participants

This year’s Boy Scouts of America’s national Jamboree is being billed as the most physically demanding in its history: There’s rock climbing, rappelling, whitewater rafting and biking. And Scouts will go about the sprawling, hilly landscape the old-fashioned way — on foot.

07/19/2013

Brynna, Liam and Devanshi were among a select group of 8- to 12-year-olds whose culinary concoctions earned them a three-course meal at the White House on Tuesday along with pep talks from President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images).

First Lady Hosts Healthy White House ‘Dinner’ for Top Junior Chefs

Brynna, Liam and Devanshi were among a select group of 8- to 12-year-olds whose culinary concoctions earned them a three-course meal at the White House on Tuesday along with pep talks from President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama.

07/09/2013

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Palin: First Lady’s ‘Let’s Move’ Campaign ‘Nanny State Run Amok’

Wal-Mart is putting special labels on some store-brand products to help shoppers quickly spot healthier items. Millions of schoolchildren are helping themselves to vegetables from salad bars in their lunchrooms, while kids’ meals at Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants automatically come with a side of fruit or vegetables and a glass of low-fat milk.

02/27/2013

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How To Help Your Kids Choose The Best Extra-Curricular Activities

Help your kids learn and prepare for the future through after-school activities.

01/16/2013

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Howard County Bans Sale of Sugary Drinks on County Property

Howard County is banning the sale of sugary drinks on county property. County Executive Ken Ulman announced the ban on Tuesday at a middle school in Ellicott City.

12/12/2012

Toddlers who watch too much TV widen their waistlines, according to a Canadian study.  (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)

Study: Toddlers Who Watch Too Much TV Have Wider Waistlines

Toddlers who watch too much television will also widen their waistlines, according to a University of Montreal study published this week.

07/17/2012

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Study Finds That School Junk Food Doesn’t Lead To Childhood Obesity

A new study conducted by Penn State University suggests that children eating junk food at school has nothing to do with their weight gain.

01/18/2012