Mon., February 6, 2012 8:00am
City employees on the verge of developing diabetes in Columbus, Macon and Athens-Clarke County will soon get help. A study by University of Georgia researchers will help workers manage their weight and reduce their risk of becoming Type II diabetics.
Fri., January 27, 2012 12:00pm
The University of Georgia has launched an initiative to help the state address a growing epidemic of adult and childhood obesity. The university will develop obesity prevention and treatment programs for communities, employers and health care providers to use.
Tue., May 3, 2011 12:21pm
An ad campaign featuring overweight children has outraged activists and academics, who fear it will cause greater stigma for an already bullied group
Wed., February 23, 2011 3:30pm
Childhood obesity is a persistent problem in Georgia. It has the second highest rate of the disease in the nation. Nearly one in three children here is considered to be overweight. One elementary in Atlanta is making strides to head of the obesity trend before it sets in.
Tue., February 22, 2011 7:36pm
Federal guidelines changing for school lunches. Bibb County serving more fresh fruits and vegetables. Cutting back on sodium and sugar as well.
Mon., February 21, 2011 7:42pm
This week, GPB is focusing on the problem of childhood obesity in the state. The statistics have reached epidemic levels. Georgia ranks second in the nation for children who are obese or overweight. Experts say kids need to be more physically active in order to drop the pounds and avoid heart disease and diabetes down the road. But a new study says exercise doesn’t just make kids healthier it may actually make them smarter.
Mon., February 21, 2011 11:31am
More than 1 in 3 Georgia children ages 10 to 17 are classified as overweight or obese. That’s according to a 2009 study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Two officials who head the nutrition and physical education programs for the Georgia Department of Education talk to GPB's Edgar Treiguts.
Mon., December 13, 2010 1:47pm
A new law signed by President Obama Monday hopes to reverse the trend of childhood obesity. The $4.5 billion effort takes aim at school lunch programs in Georgia and around the nation.
Wed., October 27, 2010 5:55pm
Georgians will elect the state’s first new Agriculture Commissioner in more than 40 years on Tuesday, November 3rd. J.B. Powell is a state senator and a cattle farmer and is the Democrat seeking to replace long-time commissioner Tommy Irvin.
Fri., September 3, 2010 7:40am
House Bill 229 will require kids to take a fitness test. Some schools implementing requirements early. Goal is to help rising childhood obesity rates in Georgia.