Obesity

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FDA Approves Highly Anticipated Weight Loss Pill

For the second time since June, the Food and Drug Administration has approved a new prescription diet drug.

CBS4–07/18/2012

Cyrus Jollivette & Jeffrey Lagomacini

Focus on South Florida: Embrace Healthy Florida

There is a statewide initiative to help fight against childhood obesity. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida foundation has given out grants to six communities including Opa-Locka and Hialeah. There are community action plans in place to prevent and reverse childhood obesity.

My TV 33–07/03/2012

(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 DiPasquale (My TV33)

Focus On South Florida: Get on Track – Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity is a major problem in the U.S. One South Florida man overcame it and created a program to help kids and adults lose weight and get back on track.

My TV 33–06/05/2012

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Study: Obesity Could Be Over 40% By 2030

If Americans believed their battle of the bulge was improving; new projections from Duke University researchers paint a dark picture in America’s fight against obesity.

CBS4–05/07/2012

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

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Kids Boxing Their Way To Better Health

A group of South Florida youngsters have been learning the sweet science as they try to get fit and stay fit.

CBS4–02/03/2012

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

Youth LEAD

Miami Teens Take Hands On Approach To Healthy Living

Some South Florida teens are leading the way in their communities to make sure healthy foods are available in an effort to fight obesity.

CBS4–09/27/2011

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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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