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Michelle Paige Paterson
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Community Challenge: Raising a Healthier Generation

Posted April 12, 2010 | 14:07:56 (EST)

During the last six weeks, middle school students in New York City and the surrounding counties have taken my challenge to increase their physical activity and eat healthier foods. As we countdown the final days of the Healthy Steps to Albany competition, I have another challenge - not...

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Having Your Cake and Eating It Too

Posted March 22, 2010 | 07:45:35 (EST)

I've been spending a lot of time talking about health, particularly the health of our kids and the threat posed by childhood obesity. In my conversations with students, parents and caregivers, we often discuss the various factors that contribute to "good" health, including our environment and the amount of exercise...

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The Health Case for Middle Schools

Posted February 18, 2010 | 07:50:47 (EST)

Last month, I began visiting middle schools in New York City and the surrounding counties to speak about my 6-week wellness initiative, Healthy Steps to Albany: First Lady's Challenge. In anticipation of the competition, which kicks off on March 1, I have met with 6th, 7th and 8th...

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Putting Kids' Health in Their Own Hands

Posted January 20, 2010 | 13:46:35 (EST)

At this time of year, it's hard to miss the annual appeal to our weight loss resolutions. They blast out of our radios, flash across our TV screens, and take over our magazine pages. From fitness programs to gym membership deals, they all promise a new version of our selves....

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