Tag: childhood obesity

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Randy Forbes: A crackdown on bake sales?

And now the government is cracking down on bake sales. A couple years ago, First Lady Michelle Obama launched her Let’s Move campaign. Along with it, the President signed into law the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. Both are targeted at reducing childhood obesity, a laudable goal indeed.

Even an hour of TV a day ups risk of childhood obesity, UVA study finds

Children who view television as little as an hour a day are significantly more likely to be overweight or obese and gain more unhealthy weight over time, according to a new study from the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

Virginia Tech researchers find too many food choices exacerbate the battle against obesity

Some scientists say that when mothers eat poorly during pregnancy, they pass along traits to their children that make them more likely to have poor diets and have related health problems.


Do elementary school students toss out their fruits and veggies?

After new federal school meal regulations were rolled out in 2010, widespread news reports circulated that school children were grossed out by the healthier lunches and were simply tossing the newly required fruits and vegetables and whole grains.


Program to fund new fight against childhood obesity

Gov. Terry McAuliffe, First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe, and Jake Steinfeld, Chair of the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils announced today their collaboration to combat childhood obesity in Virginia.

Maureen McDonnell announces First Lady’s Opportunity Hall of Fame Awards

First Lady Maureen McDonnell announced the First Lady’s Opportunity Hall of Fame award recipients at the fourth annual awards reception held last night at the Executive Mansion.

Daniel Brindis: A nudge in the right direction

If you blinked, you might have missed Sen. Blanche Lincoln change what your child likely eats for lunch at school. Recently, in the wake of Elena Kagan’s confirmation, the Senate quickly and unanimously passed Lincoln’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. After years of negotiations and a recent push from Michelle Obama, the proposal received 30 seconds […]

Ken Plum: Unable to serve

Column by Ken Plum www.kenplum.com   An estimated 672,000 Virginians aged 17 to 24 could not join the military if they walked into a recruiter’s office today, according to Mission: Readiness, Military Leaders for Kids.

Childhood obesity focus of BRCC workshop

A workshop on childhood obesity has been set for Wednesday, June 17, from 8 a.m. to noon at Blue Ridge Community College in Weyers Cave.