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Childhood Obesity

Statistics are just numbers until one of them touches your heart

Last year, I wrote a column about the escalating number of deaths on Illinois highways. Every day, it seemed, the numbers kept climbing on the macabre overhead signs along the Dan Ryan Expressway.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am

Michigan City minister uses fitness, nutrition to help youths

MERRILLVILLE | According to a 2011 Kaiser Family Foundation study, 32 percent of Indiana children ages 10 to 17 are considered overweight or obese.

September 10, 2013 6:52 pm

Forum hopes to ignite a health and fitness mindset for children

MERRILLVILLE | In response to the issue of rising childhood obesity, the Indiana Youth Institute is hosting a forum from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Geminus Corporation, 8400 Louisiana St., that will explore how to create fitness first environments for children.

September 04, 2013 12:00 am

Hobart YMCA enhances standards for preschool and after school programs

HOBART | Hobart Family YMCA is implementing a series of healthy eating and physical activity standards in all of its preschool and after school programs as part of the Y’s nationwide commitment to combat childhood obesity and ensure that all those who participate in YMCA programs live a heal…

December 31, 2012 12:00 am
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October 08, 2012 12:00 am

Childhood obesity growing at alarming rate

Obesity is not just a personal problem but a public health epidemic that affects educational achievement, economic productivity and state budgets, the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy at Indiana University believes.

August 20, 2012 12:00 am
Kids taste success in the obesity battle

Kids taste success in the obesity battle

A new, innovative pediatric weight management program for kids aged 5 to 18 echoes heightening community and nationwide concern over the obesity epidemic in the United States.

June 25, 2012 9:00 am
A pediatric dietician weighs in on childhood obesity

A pediatric dietician weighs in on childhood obesity

Sedentary TV time, huge meal portions and ever-present snacks make it easy for children to lose control of their weight, leading to increased risk of illness, social hardships and decreased overall health.

March 01, 2012 8:00 am

What your child watches may effect how he feels about his weight

The Biggest Loser. Jillian Michaels. Huge. Drop Dead Diva. Dance Your A** Off.

July 11, 2010 12:00 am
Local programs help kids fight the fat

Local programs help kids fight the fat

About the same time the American Academy of Pediatrics released a statement on childhood obesity earlier this year, First Lady Michelle Obama was kicking off her campaign to fight the same issue. At that same time, Dr. Clark Kramer and nurse practitioner Sarah Kats were noticing that many of…

July 11, 2010 12:00 am Related
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