Childhood Obesity

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Minnesota-Based Child Care Co. Strives To Make Kids Healthier

First Lady Michelle Obama called on private businesses to do their part in her fight against childhood obesity, and 150 of them are answering her call. A Minnesota-based child care company is one of them, and they are seeing results.

06/02/2015

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Study: Time In Front Of The TV Correlated To Childhood Obesity

When it comes to kids, how much TV is too much TV? A new study from the National Center for Education Statistics that found five and six-year olds who watch just an hour of TV a day are significantly more likely to be overweight or obese compared to kids who watch less.

04/27/2015

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Minnesota Sees Obesity Drop In Low-Income Children

According to new numbers from the Centers for Disease Control, Minnesota is one of 18 states that is seeing a sharp drop in obesity among low-income children. Health officials said the state’s obesity rate dropped from 13.4 percent to 12.6 percent over the last few years.

08/07/2013

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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.

01/16/2013

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Researchers: Formula Can Predict Childhood Obesity

Researchers say a simple formula can predict a newborn’s chances of becoming obese in childhood.

11/28/2012

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Vikings Player Helps Kids Stay Active Through ‘Play 60’

Vikings players are no strangers to working out and staying active. After all, that’s how they earn a living. But on Tuesday, one of them went to school to help spread the fitness gospel.

11/27/2012

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Supervalu, First Lady Team Up For ‘Healthier America’

Supervalu, First Lady Michelle Obama and the Partnership for a Healthier America are teaming up to increase access to healthy foods nationwide.

07/20/2011