Topic: Childhood obesity

Researchers to Bring School Gardens to Austin-Area Schools

Feb. 29, 2016
Children in Los Angeles participated in a 12-week gardening, nutrition and cooking program

Elementary school students in Austin will grow their own fruits and vegetables, learn about nutrition and cook their own food in a study designed to improve health and reduce obesity.

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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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