childhood obesity

After School Programs Promoting Healthy Lifestyles For KidsAfter school activities are beginning to emerge as an effective weapon in the battle against childhood obesity, according to a new survey conducted for the Afterschool Alliance.
Michelle Obama Announces Funding to Fight Childhood ObesityFirst lady Michelle Obama visited a school on Manhattan's Upper West Side on Thursday to announce a $500 million donation funding the fight against childhood obesity.
Senate Panel OKs Bill Requiring Physical Activity in SchoolsA state Senate committee has endorsed a proposal to require 20 minutes a day of physical activity for public school students.
New White House Adviser for Nutrition Policy From OhioA woman from western Ohio will lead Michelle Obama's anti-childhood obesity initiative.
Students Angry At First Lady For Smaller Lunch PortionsFirst 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.
First Lady Wants People To Drink More Plain WaterMichelle 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.
CDC: First National Sign of Childhood Obesity DropFor 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.
Boy Scouts Jamboree Prohibits Morbidly Obese ParticipantsThis 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.
First Lady Hosts Healthy White House 'Dinner' for Top Junior ChefsBrynna, 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.
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.
How To Help Your Kids Choose The Best Extra-Curricular ActivitiesHelp your kids learn and prepare for the future through after-school activities.
Howard County Bans Sale of Sugary Drinks on County PropertyHoward 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.