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February 06, 2015

Efforts to Fight Childhood Obesity Advanced With a $500 Million Pledge

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced a $500 million commitment over the next decade toward ensuring all children can grow up at a healthy weight.

February 06, 2015

Arizona Education Chief to Schools: Ignore Federal Nutrition Rules for Fundraisers

The rules for school fundraisers are a part of the Smart Snacks in Schools competitive foods rules, which went into effect July 1.

January 27, 2015

Aspen Institute Offers Strategies to Boost Youth-Sports Participation

The Aspen Institute offered an eight-prong strategy to boost youth-sports participation, including the encouragement of sport sampling and an emphasis on injury prevention.

January 26, 2015

Can Calorie Labeling on Fast Food Menus Help Boost Children's Physical Activity?

Certain types of calorie labeling in chain and fast food restaurants could help boost physical activity among youths, suggests a new study.

January 12, 2015

Study: Head Start Programs May Help Prevent Obesity Among Preschoolers

Obese and overweight preschoolers had significantly healthier weight statuses by the time they reached kindergarten if they participated in Head Start programs.

December 08, 2014

Nutrition Advocate Leaves White House as School Lunch Battle Gets Reheated

Let's Move director and school lunch regulations advocate Sam Kass is leaving and Congress considers restricting the rules' application through language in a budget deal.

October 20, 2014

Smart Snacks in School: Oklahoma Takes the Lead in Fundraising Exemptions

Oklahoma's state board of education voted to exempt 30, 14-day fundraisers per semester from new federal nutrition rules, rendering the rules virtually irrelevant.

August 27, 2014

Physical Fitness, Lower Depression Rates Linked for Middle School Girls

For girls, higher cardiorespiratory fitness levels in the 6th grade were linked to both significantly less depression and a lower body mass index (BMI) percentile score in the 7th grade.

August 19, 2014

Adults Rank Obesity as Biggest Child-Health Concern Locally, Nationally

In total, 29 percent of adults listed childhood obesity as a "big concern" locally, while 55 percent listed it as a "big concern" nationally.

August 12, 2014

Obesity, Bullying, Drug Abuse Top Child Health Concerns in National Survey

The nationally representative survey, conducted on behalf of the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, asked adults about child health concerns in their community and across the country.

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