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Customers line up at the El Tonayense taco truck on Harrison and 13th St. in San Francisco. (Dan Lu)

San Francisco Supervisors May Relax Food Truck Restrictions Near Schools

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is considering legislation relaxing restrictions on food trucks near city schools.

02/29/2012

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Santa Clara County Adopts Country’s Toughest Nutrition Standards

Santa Clara County’s Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to approve the strictest nutrition standards in the country.

02/28/2012

The Vivus website, makers of Qnexa (Vivus)

FDA Panel Approves Mountain View Company’s Previously Rejected Diet Pill

A panel of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration overwhelmingly backed approval for a highly anticipated anti-obesity pill from Vivus Inc., a drug which the FDA previously rejected due to safety concerns.

02/22/2012

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HealthWatch: FDA Again Considers Bay Area Firm’s Diet Pill

A diet drug developed by a Bay Area company gets a second chance in front of the FDA.

02/21/2012

Bathroom Scale. (AP)

Study Finds Obese Doctors Less Likely To Diagnose Obesity

A new study finds obese doctors were less likely to diagnose obesity in their patients.

02/05/2012

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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.

01/31/2012

Alameda Harbor Bay Ferry

Heavier Passengers Weigh Down Bay Area Ferries, Tour Boats

The Coast Guard has been boarding ferries, tour boats and other vessels around the Bay Area to make sure they’re in compliance with new federal capacity restrictions which are based on the country’s increasingly heavier population.

01/04/2012

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.

12/08/2011

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Report Shows Few California Students Are In Shape

Nearly 70 percent of California’s 5th, 7th and 9th graders could not pass the state Physical Fitness Test in 2011.

12/01/2011

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.

11/21/2011

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