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Childhood Obesity

Report: Childhood Obesity Rates Falls In 18 States Including Florida

The childhood obesity rate, according to a new government report, is down in 18-states nationwide—with Florida as one of the state’s showing the largest decline.

08/06/2013

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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

An advergame being played on a tablet. (Source: CBS4)

Controversial ‘Advergames’ Ignite Childhood Obesity Debate

It used to be Saturday morning cartoons touting sugary cereals and candy that parents had to worry about. Now, in our mobile world there’s a new concern.

CBS4–12/10/2012

Devin Wair has adopted a healthier lifestyle to lose weight.  (Source: CBS4)

Teen Battles Childhood Obesity One Day At A Time

The problem of childhood obesity is growing at an alarming rate. An estimated 12 and half million children and teens in the United States are obese. That’s putting kids at risk for diseases that only adults used to get.

CBS4–11/12/2012

(Source: CBS4) Teen writes PortionSize Me to help kids lose weight

Teen Pushing Portion Control To Curb Obesity

Being overweight is tough enough as an adult, but for children it can lead to bullying, low self-esteem and other problems. One 12-year-old decided he was tired of being picked on, upset about his weight and appearance; so he decided to change his life.

CBS4–06/15/2012

David DiPlasquale

Local Man Helps Kids & Adults Battle Obesity

David DiPlasquale of Coconut Creek battled obesity and bullying as a child. But he changed his life and has now created a program to help kids, men and women to lose weight and get back on track.

CBS4–04/26/2012

School Junk Food Vending Machine

Study: Junk Food In Schools Isn’t A Problem

Parents and schools have worried in recent years about the inclusion of junk food in schools; but a new study said all of that worry is for nothing.

CBS4–01/17/2012

Childhood Obesity

Obama Inspiring Students To Lose Weight

President Barack Obama has a full plate with the budget deficit, a jobs plan, and the 2012 election beginning already. But, he is still taking time to try to help America’s children.

CBS4–09/19/2011

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First Lady Applauds Healthier Meals In S. Fla. Restaurants & Nationwide

First Lady Michelle Obama has taken another step forward in her campaign against childhood obesity and it will affect the food you eat at some South Florida restaurants.

CBS4–09/15/2011

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Fight Childhood Obesity With Miami-Dade’s ‘Fit-to-Play’ Program

The Miami-Dade Parks and Recreation Department has jumped into the county’s fight against childhood obesity.

CBS4–09/13/2011

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