Childhood obesity


City Of Davis Mandates Water, Milk As Default Drink In Kids’ Meals To Fight Obesity

A Northern California city says it’s taking a stand against obesity, by making milk or water the default drink in kids’ meals.


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Katie Couric Makes Documentary Debut At Sundance

With her many projects, Katie Couric also made a documentary featured at Sundance…


Pittsburg Schools Program Challenges Kids To Exercise, Eat Healthy Over Summer Vacation

Hundreds of kids enjoying their summer vacation showed up in Pittsburg Friday for an event that promoted exercise and good nutrition and to target childhood obesity.


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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.


A group of newborns. (Getty Images/Waltraud Grubitzch/DPA)

Childhood Obesity Calculator May Be Most Accurate Predictor Yet

Researchers say they can predict a newborn baby’s odds of becoming an obese child using a simple new calculation.


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KCBS Campaign 2012 Cover Story: Richmond Soda Tax

Richmond is trying to become the first city in the country to impose a so-called “soda tax.”


Setting for the Dew Tour Toyota City Championships event at San Francisco Civic Center Plaza. (Bay City News)

SF Supervisor Criticizes Soda Company’s Sponsorship Extreme Sports Event

An extreme sports competition that gets underway in San Francisco Civic Center Thursday has drawn sharp criticism, but not because of the 250 truck loads of dirt piled outside City Hall.


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Beverage Industry Spending Millions To Defeat Richmond Soda Tax

A group backed by the beverage industry is spending millions of dollars to defeat a soda tax measure on the Nov. 6 ballot in Richmond.


Students exercise at the Wellspring Academy, a special school that helps teens and college level students lose weight along with academic courses.  (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

HealthWatch: High Levels Of BPA Linked To Child Obesity

New research reports a link between the bisphenol A (BPA) chemical used in many types of food packaging and childhood obesity. The study found the link existed regardless of how many calories kids were taking in through their diets.


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KCBS Cover Story: Richmond Summer Camp Focuses On Kids’ Nutrition

Medical professionals, educators and parents have all been sounding the alarm about the skyrocketing problem of childhood obesity. Teaching kids about eating right is important – and can be challenging in any environment – but it’s an especially welcome lesson this summer at the Nevin Community Center in Richmond’s rough Iron Triangle neighborhood.