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January 25, 2012

Obesity Rate of NYC's K-8 Students Declines Over Past Five Years

Since the 2006-07 school year, the obesity rate in New York City's K-8 public school students decreased 5.5 percent, according to a report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

January 17, 2012

Youth Obesity Rising in Males, Steady in Females Over Past Decade

Despite numerous federal and statewide efforts to reduce childhood obesity over the past decade, more young males are now considered obese than at the turn of the century.

December 27, 2011

Pediatrics Academy Stresses Low-Income Students' Need for Playtime

To allow low-income children to reach their full potential, parents and teachers must provide them with ample opportunities to play, the American Academy of Pediatrics advises in a new report.

November 18, 2011

N.J. Gov. Wants Math, Science Teachers Paid More Than P.E. Teachers

Gov. Chris Christie said that math and science teachers were more valuable than gym teachers in today's society, and thus, deserved more pay, in an interview with Facebook on Monday.

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