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Obesity: A growing problem
Welcome to McDonalds, what can I get for you? Yeah Ill get a number 1 with a large fry and a large Coke. Alright, anything else for you today? Yeah...can I get a medium Oreo McFlurry too? Of course, w...
12/9/13 at 11:49 AM Obesity: More than Poor Nutrition and Laziness 11/15/13 at 10:19 PM
How is Type 2 Diabetes Affecting Your Ability to Learn and Form New Memories? 10/13/13 at 4:05 PM
Childhood obesity dropping elsewhere, but not in North Dakota
A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that obesity rates for preschool aged children dropped in 18 states between 2008 and 2011. The news was celebrated, as it show...
8/9/13 at 8:15 AM We're bringing recess back! 9/13/12 at 1:19 PM
Sweet drinks in the City 6/8/12 at 9:08 AM
Tips for limiting your child's television, computer and video game time
Since 1999, Children's overall time spent watching tv has more than doubled to SEVEN hours a day! Parent's should be very concerned as your child could develop struggles with school, attention probl...
3/24/13 at 8:19 AM
Parents, overweight kids and a minefield of blame and judgment
When Dara-Lynn Weiss wrote an article for Vogue magazine last year about putting her then 7-year-old daughter on a diet, she created a firestorm of controversy. "One of the most (bleeped) up, selfish ...
2/8/13 at 10:56 AM Holiday food guilt? Not on the menu 11/9/12 at 10:02 AM
Fire all the fat patients 8/29/12 at 9:59 AM
What SheSays: Is Seventeen Magazine contradicting teenagers self-image?
In this weeks episode of What SheSays SheSays staffers Meredith Holt, Heidi Shaffer and Anna Larson weigh in on teens being part of this seasons Biggest Loser. ...
2/6/13 at 8:48 PM
Changing Your Life
Two out of every three Americans are either overweight or obese. Thats a lot of people! If we are one of these larger Americans, what can we do about it; losing weight is not an easy process. I bel...
11/27/12 at 8:30 PM Rollin' on the River 8/28/11 at 8:06 PM
I heard on the television show 20/20 that one in three Americans are obese. Even worse, it is believed that by the year 2030 that number will rise to 42%. Wow - that is startling. How have we arrived...
5/11/12 at 9:30 PM The power of sleep... 1/12/10 at 12:43 AM
What is a Food Desert?
A question worth asking. Wikipedia states:Afood desertis any area in the industrialized world where healthful, affordable food is difficult to obtain.Before you get fired up the USDA determined that...
3/1/12 at 4:29 PM
Sound Off: Fitness Testing In Schools
Texas recently passed a state law allowing researchers access to unidentified student data in hope to link the already assumed child obesity trend, academic performance, gang activities, and truancy ....
10/4/11 at 7:10 AM
Health Data for Grand Forks County
I thought it might be interesting to some of you to note some health data on Grand Forks County. Fortunately, the North Dakota Department of Health has compiled a health profile for GF County. There i...
5/11/10 at 10:15 AM No More Toys 5/5/10 at 7:47 AM
No More Toys 4/30/10 at 4:50 AM