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May 28, 2014

Childhood Obesity Increased by Nearly 50 Percent Worldwide Since 1980

From 1980 to 2013, childhood obesity increased by 47.1 percent across the world, a far more rapid rate than that of adults, according to a study published online in The Lancet.

May 27, 2014

Former Military Leaders Express Concern Over School-Meal-Standards Battle

In the spirit of Memorial Day, a group of retired United States military leaders have taken aim at a new enemy: the weakening of school nutrition standards.

May 07, 2014

Obesity at Age 25 Tied to Higher Risk of Severe Obesity Later in Life

Since previous research has found a majority of overweight and obese youth maintain the same weight status throughout adulthood, the study has significant implications for the ongoing effort to prevent childhood obesity.

January 23, 2014

10 Critical Issues Facing Education

When it comes to education, there are numerous critical issues that need to be addressed in 2014, and these are ten of them.

September 11, 2013

Students Who Get Moving Boost Memory, Study Finds

Higher levels of aerobic fitness can bolster a child's ability to learn and remember information, according to a new study.

August 15, 2013

Coordinated School Health Model Can Increase Students' Physical Activity

Researchers found that a CDC health program implemented at Indiana schools resulted in increased physical-activity opportunities for students.

July 11, 2013

Childhood Obesity in Mississippi 'Significantly' Declining, Report Finds

The prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity in the state dropped from 43 percent in 2005 to 37.3 percent in 2011, a 13.3 percent decrease that was dubbed statistically significant.

April 29, 2013

Physical Activity More Key to Children's Health Than Cutting Seat Time

Researchers in Canada have found that moderate-to-vigorous physical activity may have a greater impact on certain risk factors in children than overall sedentary time.

April 25, 2013

World Fit Gets Students Walking to Reverse Effects of Obesity

Thousands of students across the U.S. are participating in the six-week World Fit Walk program in an effort to reverse the effects of childhood obesity.

April 19, 2013

Educators Want Mandatory Health, Physical Education in Schools, Survey Finds

A majority of parents and K-12 educators report the need for mandatory health and physical education in schools, according to a new survey by KidsHealth in the Classroom.

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