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(Photo Source: Miami Dade Public Schools)  Star Food Healthy Express vending machines at Miami-Dade high schools will offer choices like yogurt parfaits and wraps this year.

Miami-Dade School Cafeterias Get High-Tech, Healthy Makeovers

When Miami-Dade students go back to school on Monday, some of them will notice their cafeterias have undergone high-tech, healthy makeovers and it’s all about battling childhood obesity in South Florida.


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Hialeah Launches Initiative To Combat Childhood Obesity

The Miami-Dade County School Board has joined the City of Hialeah’s fight against childhood obesity.


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S. Fla.-Based Burger King Among Restaurants Making Kids Menus Healthier

South Florida-based fast food giant Burger King is one of 19 restaurant chains to offer healthier kids meals in the nationwide fight against childhood obesity.


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Pediatricians Rip Media For Increasing Childhood Obesity

MIAMI ( – The American Academy of Pediatrics has taken aim at the media saying television ads for sugary and fatty foods are playing a role in the childhood obesity epidemic in a new policy […]


(Photo Credit: CBS4) Kids take part in the Crossfit Kids class in South Miami.

Crossfit Kids Teaches Importance Of Exercise & Nutrition

A new program at a South Miami gym teaches kids the importance of exercise and nutrition in fighting childhood obesity.


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Putnam: School Vending Machines Too Sweet

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam may shut down or restrict the use of vending machines in public schools in response to what he says is a public health epidemic of obesity that left unchecked will cost the state millions in health care costs.


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“Kids Eat Miami” Focuses On Childhood Obesity, Nutrition

A unique event which supports efforts to prevent childhood obesity and promote good nutrition is set to take place this weekend. Kids Eat Miami is Saturday, April 9th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Jungle Island.



Fmr. President Clinton In South Florida Promote Healthy Eating

Former President Bill Clinton was in South Florida Friday afternoon to make sure local children grow up to be a healthier, happier generation.


First Lady Michelle Obama joins children during their lunch at New Hampshire Elementary School in Silver Spring, Maryland on May 19, 2010.

First Lady To Visit Miami Elementary School

Childhood obesity in Miami will get a kick in the pants Monday when First Lady Michelle Obama visits a local school to talk about the problem as part of her Lets Move! initiative. Obama will join students from Riverside Elementary School to show them steps to take in improving children’s health. Those steps include increasing fruit and veggies in their diets.