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Childhood obesity

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New Group Combats Childhood Obesity By Taking On Drinks

Childhood obesity is a huge problem in Maryland. Now health advocates are teaming up with state lawmakers to push for change. The new coalition was announced in Annapolis Wednesday.

02/26/2014

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Swimming School Has Plan To Fight Childhood Obesity

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and one organization is using its sport to promote an active lifestyle.

09/08/2013

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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.

01/16/2013

Fitter Kids, Better Grades?

Fitter kids do better on school tests, according to new research.

08/06/2012

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Port Discovery Exhibit Encourages Children To Exercise With Interactive Activities

As childhood obesity rates skyrocket, a local children’s museum is trying to do its part to get kids moving. Thursday, a new exhibit opened at Port Discovery that’s designed to put a kick in their step.

06/21/2012

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Retailers To Bring Fresh Produce To 1,500 Places

Michelle Obama’s campaign against childhood obesity moved a step forward Wednesday with the announcement that Wal-Mart and other retailers plan to open or expand 1,500 stores in areas without broad access to fresh fruit, vegetables and other healthy foods over the next few years.

07/20/2011

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Some Schools Are Banning Chocolate Milk From Lunch

Schools have long offered chocolate milk along with regular during lunch. But now some school districts nationwide are banning chocolate milk.

05/11/2011