LA County Anti- Obesity Campaign Urges Parents To Drop Sodas From Kids' MealsHealth officials Wednesday unveiled a new anti-obesity campaign aimed at pushing parents in Los Angeles County to drop sodas, juice and other sugary drinks from family snacks and mealtimes.
Tips For Keeping Your LA Kids ActiveAccording to the National Association for Sport and Physical Education only one in three children are physically active every day with a staggering 12.5 million children classified as obese by the CDC. A major contributor to this apparent malaise is the daily dose of TV, computer and console-based entertainment beloved by children. Keeping kids entertained can be difficult at the best of times but there’s clearly no doubt that a child’s daily average of some seven and a half hours in front of a screen, in one form or another, should give parents pause for thought.
Nutritional Education Program Lowers Obesity Rates In Public SchoolsNutrition, victim of poverty, affects not only children’s health but also, their ability to learn and excel in school. Common Threads, a nutritional education initiative, is changing that.
Pediatricians Warn TV, Social Media Linked To Obesity, Behavioral IssuesParents should take concrete steps to limit their children's use of electronic devices and social media to prevent obesity and other health-related risks, a national pediatrics group said Monday.
LA County Health Officials Team Up With Restaurants To Fight ObesityLos Angeles County health officials have teamed up with local restaurants to combat obesity.
Schools Sending ‘Fat Letters’ To Parents About Overweight ChildrenMany schools are sending notes home to parents, telling them their children are overweight.
City Of Hope Researchers May Have Found Key To Cure Cancer, End ObesityResearchers at City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte may have found the key to ending obesity and curing cancer.
A Local Pub Raises Awareness About Obesity, Focuses on Sustainable Food!Ralph Johnson, an Executive Chef at The Pikey, stopped by KCAL9 Thursday to show us how to make healthy dishes from his restaurant!
Animal Obesity A Growing Problem In The USMuch like their human owners, animals have to deal with unwanted weight, too.
Cedars-Sinai Study: Sleeplessness Can Increase Risk Of Obesity, Type 2 DiabetesResearchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have found that a lack of sleep can change a person’s fat tissue, causing it to behave more like the fat found in an obese or diabetic person.
Health Officials Launch New Campaign To Fight Obesity In L.A. CountyWith obesity rates continuing to rise in Los Angeles County, officials have launched an awareness campaign to encourage residents to lower the number of calories they consume in each meal.
McDonald's New Menu Item: Calorie CountsMcDonald's restaurants across the country will soon get a new menu addition: The number of calories in the chain's burgers and fries.