Fri., March 22, 2013 2:04pm
State officials are taking aim at childhood obesity by getting kids more physical activity in the classroom. Department of Public Health Commissioner Brenda Fitzgerald said Thursday a new program will get elementary students active for 30 minutes a day.
Tue., January 15, 2013 2:22pm
Atlanta-based Coca-Cola is taking on a challenging issue for the soft-drink: obesity. For the first time in its TV ads, the company is talking about the problem. A new ad highlights the company's lower-calorie drinks. The ad says obesity is a problem that "concerns us all."
Wed., October 31, 2012 10:32am
Georgia health officials have announced that 21 schools have gotten grants to help fight childhood obesity. Twelve schools got up to $5,000 to implement physical activity and nutrition plans, while nine others got $3,000 to develop plans. The money will also be used for training and technical assistance.
Tue., September 25, 2012 4:01pm
Schools want to serve more local produce to kids, but Georgia farmers are not equipped to meet the demand.