Childhood Obesity

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Schools Sending ‘Fat Letters’ To Parents About Overweight Children

Many schools are sending notes home to parents, telling them their children are overweight.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/04/2013

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Hawaiian Gardens Fights Childhood Obesity With New School Program

Tri-City Regional Medical Center, ABC Unified and city officials Wednesday launched Activate Hawaiian Gardens, a program focused on reducing childhood obesity.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/20/2013

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How To Help Your Kids Choose The Best Extra-Curricular Activities

Help your kids learn and prepare for the future through after-school activities.


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‘Let’s Move CA’ Aims To Combat Childhood Obesity

Local leaders are launching a new campaign called Let’s Move California! to help combat childhood obesity in the state.


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UCLA Student Honored At The White House As ‘Champion Of Change’

UCLA student Cameron Hajialiakbar was among 10 people honored at a White House ceremony Thursday as a “Champion of Change.”


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‘Sugar’ Seeks Sweet Revenge For ‘High Fructose Corn Sugar’ Ads

A not-so-sweet battle is heading into a local courtroom Wednesday. The manufacturers of high fructose corn sugar (HFCS) are trying to dodge a lawsuit filed by the cane and beet “real sugar” growers.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/21/2012

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Study: California Child Obesity Rates Dip

Childhood obesity rates in California fell slightly from 2005-2010 in a sign that the state might be starting to get a handle of the childhood obesity epidemic, according to a study released Wednesday by UCLA and the California Center for Public Health Advocacy.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/09/2011

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LAUSD Kicks Off New Program To Fight Childhood Obesity

A new campaign to fight childhood obesity is kicking off Monday within the Los Angeles Unified School District.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/29/2011

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Try Erin’s Baked Goods To Help Fight Childhood Obesity

Erin Baker is using the unusual combination of baked goods and healthy eating to help fight childhood obesity.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/15/2011


Irvine Man Accused Of Running $2.4M Obesity Scam

An Irvine man has pleaded not guilty in an investment scheme that allegedly scammed $2.4 million out of investors who were promised he would develop a product to combat childhood obesity.