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Focus On South Florida: Tackling Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. ‘Fit Kids Day’ is a statewide initiative created for kids, by kids, and is dedicated to promoting healthier lifestyles. We’ll talk about this initiative, how it works and how you can get your kids involved.

06/16/2014

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New Chocolate Diet May Be A Dream Come True

Eating chocolate to lose weight sounds like a dream come true for anyone trying to lose a few pounds.

CBS Miami–02/27/2014

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Florida Starting New Program To Fight Obesity

Florida is launching a new program looking to fight the fat in the state.

CBS Miami–01/20/2014

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Florida Ranks 12th In Nation For Obesity

One in every four adults in Florida is obese. That’s according to a new report put together by the Trust for America’s health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation which found that the overall adult obesity rate in the state is 25.2 percent

08/22/2013

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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Facebook Usage Tied To Obesity

If you’re like millions of Americans, checking out Facebook may be second nature to you. But, it turns out that using Facebook may be tied to the ever growing battle of the bulge for Americans.

CBS Miami–12/24/2012

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New Tool To Help Dieters Stay On Track

There’s a new tool to help dieters stay on track, which is especially helpful now in the midst of the holidays.

CBS4–12/17/2012

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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

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Report: 59 Percent Of Floridians Will Be Obese By 2030

It’s no state secret that Americans have been in a battle with the bulge for several years. But a group campaigning against obesity said Tuesday Americans are losing the battle and things are going to get much worse.

CBS Miami–09/18/2012

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