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 and adolescents were overweight or obese in 2012. The percentage of obese children ages 6 to 11 more than doubled over the past three decades, […]

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Preschooler physical activity influenced by several factors

October 28, 2013

It’s important for all children to get a regular amount of physical activity each day. Sometimes, the amount they get is affected by factors at preschool. A recent study identified nine factors that affected how much physical activity preschoolers got. Boys were more active than girls, and rainy days decreased their activity levels. The placement […]

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