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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...