Childhood obesity

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Sodexo food service company pledges better meals

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the nation’s largest food service companies is making a series of changes in support of Michelle Obama’s anti-childhood obesity initiative. Sodexo says it will add more nutritious options to its […]


Penny and Phil Sound Bite

Child obesity rates drop 43% in past decade

We apparently are making an impressive dent in child obesity rates. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity rates in children ages 2 to 5 dropped 43 percent in the past decade. […]


In this Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 photo, Oumou Balde, 4, left, plays with her teacher Jacqualine Sanchez, right, and pretend food in a pre-kindergarten class at the Sheltering Arms Learning Center in New York in a program to educate children about nutrition and health. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

A signal that preschooler obesity is falling?

ATLANTA (AP) — A new study may be another signal of a national decline in childhood obesity. The finding comes from a government study considered a gold-standard gauge of trends in the public’s health. The […]


Michelle Obama

First lady: More to do to push healthier eating

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama is praising the food industry for efforts to market healthier foods while saying that more must be done.



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