We’ve heard of the dreaded “Freshman 15″ — the 15 pounds first-year college students are said to gain when they go off to school.
A new report says schools play a key role in fighting the nation’s battle with obesity.
By 2030, according to researchers, 42 percent of Americans will be obese.
Attention dog and cat owners, it’s time to give your four-legged friend a critical once-over. If your pet is looking a little chubby, it could be a big problem.
We know the way to lose weight is to cut calories from our diet. But how do we separate the nutrition facts from the myths?
A Texeas hospital has a policy that they won’t hire anyone with a high BMI.
A physical education teacher from Farmington is on his way to Washington D.C. Tuesday, lobbying to make gym class a bigger priority in Minnesota schools. It’s part of National Speak Out Day, a day dedicated to supporting physical education.
Should overweight air passengers pay more for their tickets? A Princeton University professor says it only makes sense, since travelers already pay a fee for their oversized bags.
One in three American children are considered overweight. While you’ve probably heard that statistic before, you may not know that more than a million American youngsters are turning to personal trainers.
A researcher in Minnesota says that sitting is the new smoking.
Taking part in sports may not be enough to keep young people from being overweight, according to a University of Minnesota study.
Prosecutors have accused an Appleton couple of starving their 17-month-old daughter, apparently because her father was afraid she would become obese.
An ad in Georgia targeting obesity in youth has caused quite the controversy. But one girl involved in the filming says it has actually helped her confidence. Check out the story and the ad.
A Minnesota House panel has approved legislation that would block consumers from suing fast-food chains and other food companies for weight problems.
Good eating habits need to start young — really young, as in the first months of infancy.