childhood obesity

An Iowa middle-schooler was willing to put her foot down...just not on a scale in front of the class. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Iowa Student Refuses to be Weighed in Front of Class

An Iowa middle-school student was willing to put her foot down – just not on a scale in front of the class.


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Report: Missouri Ahead of Illinois in Reducing Child Obesity Numbers

Missouri is doing a better job than Illinois when it comes to tackling obesity in kids, according to a new report.


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City Bolsters Efforts to Curb Childhood Obesity

The City of St. Louis has received $60,000 in grants from the Morehouse School of Medicine to


First lady Michelle Obama (2nd L) dances with school children during a debut of a school exercise program February 28, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama unveiled a new program called "Let's Move Active Schools" to help schools create a physical activity programs for students.  (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

First Lady Visits Mo. Wal-Mart

Michelle Obama in Ozarks to promote “Let’s Move” campaign to fight childhood obesity.


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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.


AURORA, CO - NOVEMBER 13: A child sits in a nutrition class during the Shapedown program for overweight adolescents and children on November 13, 2010 in Aurora, Colorado. The 10-week family-centered program held by the Denver area Children's Hospital teaches youth and their parents ways to lead a healthier more active lifestyle, as a longer lasting weight-loss alternative to dieting. Nationally, some 15 percent of children are overweight or obese, as are some 60 percent of adults. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

MU Study Finds Link Between Weight and Math Performance

Boys and girls whose obesity persisted from the start of kindergarten through fifth grade performed worse on the math tests.


File photo of a child playing on a set of monkey bars. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

School District Refutes ‘Big Brother’ Accusations Over Child Health Monitors

The Parkway School District has denied claims that health monitors issued to elementary school students invade the privacy of the children.


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