Childhood obesity

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.


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.


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.



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.


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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.


(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.


Childhood Obesity

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.