Childhood obesity


Legislation Takes Aim At Food Trucks Operating Near Schools

An assemblyman concerned about childhood obesity introduced a bill that would prohibit food trucks from operating within 1,500 feet of elementary and secondary schools.



SJ School Officials Want Kids To Get Active With Walk To School

Schools are in a constant battle to get more students to walk to school in an effort to improve their overall health.


Tom Torlakson

California Schools Chief Promotes Healthy Kids Project In Bay Area

The state superintendent been lacing up sneakers to spread the word about the benefits of physical activity as he kicks off a healthy-kids initiative in California schools.


soda, soft drinks

Richmond Voters May Decide On Soda Tax In 2012

Voters in Richmond next year may be casting their votes on a sugary drink tax meant to help combat the city’s growing obesity rate.


Children in San Pablo. (CBS)

Report Finds High Rates Of Childhood Obesity In San Pablo

San Pablo City Council members heard findings during their meeting Monday night from health authorities highlighting the growing problem of obesity throughout Contra Costa County.


overweight child

Santa Clara County Kicks Off Obesity Prevention Program

Santa Clara County is trying to educate kids on unhealthy items like sodas and other sugary drinks.


Bathroom Scale. (AP)

Poll Finds Many Californians Concerned About Child Obesity

Child obesity is considered a very serious problem by nearly 60 percent of the registered California voters surveyed as part of a Field Poll released Tuesday.

CBS San Francisco–02/08/2011

Bay Area Nutritionists Support New School Lunch Guidelines

It’s being called an aggressive step in fighting the nation’s childhood obesity epidemic: new federal guidelines that will cut the “junk” out of our school cafeterias.


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Nutrition Bill Designed To Help Bay Area Lunch Programs

A federal child nutrition bill, that’s designed to remove greasy foods and sugary drinks from school cafeterias, is expected to help Bay Area school districts in adopting stricter lunch programs.


San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, A McDonald's Happy Meal (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AP)

San Francisco Supes Override Newsom’s Veto On Fast Food Toy Ban

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted today to override Mayor Gavin Newsom’s veto of a city ban on toys being included in fast-food children’s meals that fail to meet health standards.

CBS San Francisco–11/23/2010