Topic: Childhood obesity

Battling Childhood Obesity Needs a Softer Approach

April 14, 2014
Battling Childhood Obesity Needs a Softer Approach

We need a softer touch when addressing the "obesity epidemic" among children and teens in the U.S., one focusing on gaining some "good" rather than eliminating something "bad."

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Combating childhood obesity

Nov. 1, 2010
Students learn about plant leaves from chef Toni Tipton-Martin.

It's no surprise that many children will choose pizza over spinach. The University of Texas Elementary School aims to change that mind set with an after-school pilot program.

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Childhood obesity

Sept. 9, 2009

"My child is just super-sized, is that OK?" Nutritional Sciences guest speaker discusses childhood obesity.

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Researchers Examine Back-to-School Issues

Aug. 5, 2009

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are available to address issues ranging from college binge drinking behavior to social anxiety to classroom bullying.

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Health Notes: Obesity Prevention and Awareness

Nov. 25, 2008

With the festive holiday season comes an abundance of parties and family gatherings filled with feasts and tempting treats. Although a few extra pounds gained during the holidays may seem harmless, the extra weight gain may lead to obesity later in life. Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are available to share insights into making healthy food choices, adopting better eating habits and battling the bulge with exercise.

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