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