Youth & Obesity
The Food Trust synthesized the vast information that was shared through the methods described previously and drafted a detailed report: Food Access in Cleveland –
Teenagers are exercising more, consuming less sugar and eating more fruits and vegetables, a trend that may be contributing to a leveling off of obesity rates, a new study shows.
The obesity rates of lower-income preschoolers dropped from 2008 to 2011 in 19 of 43 states and territories measured. Change in obesity prevalence.
The government is announcing its “Smart Snacks in Schools” nutrition standards for “competitive foods,” the name given to foods that are not part of the regular school meals. Here is an example of some high-calorie and low-calorie snack foods changing places in schools.
The Ohio Department of Health today announced a new initiative to combat the epidemic of childhood obesity across Ohio. The early childhood obesity prevention grant program will fund high-need communities and build on existing community-based obesity prevention efforts.
This study by Bridging the Gap shows that policies at both the district and state level have the potential to reduce the availability of unhealthy snack foods and beverages in elementary schools.
New research studies in this week’s ‘Pediatrics’ address the challenges of helping kids and teens achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
To stem the tide of childhood obesity, healthy food initiatives are targeting schools — and finding success.