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."
Mon., November 26, 2012 6:00am
Nearly a quarter of a million dollars in federal grant funding will help bring locally grown food to school cafeterias in Georgia.
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.
Wed., September 19, 2012 10:00am
A new report forecasts a sharp rise in obesity in every American state over the next 20 years. Georgia is projected to remain in the middle of the pack. In Georgia, the analysis found that 53.9 percent of adults would be obese, up from 28 percent now.
Mon., September 3, 2012 9:56am
A new program set to begin in January in Colquitt County targets childhood obesity. It involves 600 third graders in 10 elementary schools.
Fri., August 10, 2012 7:25am
A University of Georgia researcher has won a $2.5 million federal grant for a community-based childhood obesity prevention program. The program in Colquitt County, in southwest Georgia, is meant to engage 600 third graders by including their families, schools and community.
Wed., June 6, 2012 10:15am
In Georgia, one in five children is overweight. A special camp for obese kids run by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is now in its second summer. The program is helping severely obese children lose weight and learn to live a healthier lifestyle.
Wed., May 23, 2012 4:21pm
Georgia ranks second in the nation for childhood obesity. Governor Nathan Deal and the Georgia Department of Public Health launched a new program to help kids keep the weight off.