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Child Obesity in Schools

The Cultural Conundrum: What Really Needs to Change to Promote Obesity Prevention Efforts

Deborah Lewison-Grant | Posted 02.19.2013 | Home
Deborah Lewison-Grant

Schools are powerful platforms for promoting healthier eating, food system reform and sustainability. Ignoring the health of employees puts a valuable asset at risk and misses a critical opportunity to activate school personnel as agents of change.

Obese American Children Outgrowing School Desks

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.17.2012 | Education

Schools across the country are pioneering big changes in the classroom -- to accomodate the 17 percent of U.S. children who are overweight or obese, a...

School Program Measures Obesity Right Along With Grades

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 06.04.2011 | Home
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Walk into just about any public high school in the U.S. and you will see a lot of the kids overweight or obese. In fact, 40 percent (!) are.