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.


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.


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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.


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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.


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.


First Lady Michelle Obama (Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

First Lady’s Challenge Leading To Healthier Restaurant Food

Calorie by calorie, first lady Michelle Obama is chipping away at big portions and unhealthy food in an effort to help America slim down.


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Kaiser Awards Grant To Fight Obesity In Many Concord Schools

Kaiser Permanente has awarded a $1 million, three-year grant to Monument Corridor elementary schools in Concord in an effort to help fight obesity.


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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

Man shopping for groceries. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: Study Calls Food Labels Deceptive

All over the grocery store, you see products labeled with healthy ingredients. But a recent study released by the Strategic Alliance finds 84 percent of those labels are deceptive.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–01/20/2011




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