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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

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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 5–01/20/2011

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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.


Bathroom Scale. (AP)

ConsumerWatch: High-Tech Tool Can Help Visualize Weight Loss Goals

A high-tech tool can now help you reach your ideal weight goal by simply snapping a photo.

KPIX 5–11/12/2010

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San Francisco Supervisors Approve Fast Food Toy Ban

San Francisco lawmakers have approved legislation that they hope will force fast-food chains such as McDonald’s to make their children’s meals healthier or stop selling them with toys.

CBS San Francisco–11/02/2010

Bay Area the Skinniest California Region

The Bay Area has the lowest prevalence of adult obesity in California. That’s according to a new report by health researchers at UCLA who looked at survey statistics from three years ago.