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Study finds elementary students like new healthier lunches

August 15, 2014

By Caroline Porter and Stephanie Armour A new study reveals that the healthier school lunches despised in 2012 are now found to be agreeable among students and staffers. When the […]

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Chat with NCCOR about childhood obesity on Sept. 9

August 13, 2014

Today, nearly one out of three kids in America are overweight or obese. The numbers are even higher in the African American and Hispanic communities. Overweight and obese kids are […]

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The cheap, colorful way cities are trying to fight childhood obesity

August 11, 2014

By Aarian Marshall The United States has a well-known childhood obesity problem. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one third of the nation’s children […]

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Child obesity levels hold steady in West Virginia

August 8, 2014

One of the early signals that West Virginia was developing a child obesity problem came from the work of Huntington, W. Va., native Dr. William A. Neal. For the past […]

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NCCOR presents on webinar for Children’s Hospital Association

August 6, 2014

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) was invited to speak on a July 31 childhood obesity-focused webinar, one in a series produced by the Children’s Hospital Association. “Resources for […]

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To encourage kids to eat more vegetables, don’t focus on the health benefits

August 1, 2014

By Kathleen Lees A healthy diet remains an essential part of a child’s development. However, many children might not be so eager to pick up a piece of broccoli. Of […]

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Once-hailed salad bars gone from city’s schools

July 30, 2014

By James Vaznis They stopped selling junk food at lunch and they persuaded a health-conscious food organization to donate a salad bar for their cafeteria so students could eat fresh […]

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Severe obesity in teens tied to possible kidney problems

July 28, 2014

By Robert Preidt Nearly one-fifth of severely obese teens have poor kidney function, a small new study suggests. The study included 242 severely obese teens taking part in research on […]

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New USDA report explores healthy food incentives for SNAP users

July 24, 2014

A new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) report, “Approaches for Promoting Healthy Food Purchases by SNAP Participants,” examines healthy eating incentives for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) users. Allison Karpyn, […]

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School vending machines ditch Oreos, Fritos for ‘smart snacks’

July 21, 2014

By Jessica Wohl The school vending machine is no longer an easy place to satisfy a snack craving. Under new national nutritional guidelines that kick in July 1, schools that […]

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