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TedMed: Conversations about childhood obesity

Efforts to end childhood obesity are showing results, but challenges remain. “Sadly, we are far from declaring victory,” said American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown on Tuesday during a TedMed Google+ Hangout.  “While there are slight declines among young children, …

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USDA hearing public comment about junk food marketing in schools

Kids who meander down the halls of Stonewall Jackson Elementary in Dallas see banners and posters about healthy eating. They get to dig in a garden that produces

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Foundation releases nationwide county health rankings

The latest county-by-county ranking of the nation’s health is a "revealing snapshot of where we live, learn, work and play," according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin

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Food companies cut 6.4 trillion calories from products sold

The impact of 6.4 trillion fewer calories on the nation’s waistline is not insignificant. A calorie reduction of that size was reported last year by a group of 16 top

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Unlocking school playgrounds and gyms encourages physical activity

The United States is facing an obesity epidemic. Nearly one in three children and teens are overweight or obese and many are inactive, according to the American Heart

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Study: Half-cent tax does not impact consumption of sugary drinks

The consumption of sugary drinks will not be impacted by a half-cent per ounce tax, according to new data published in the Journal of Agricultural Economics. The study, funded