West Sacramento Playground Equipment Geared Toward Fighting Childhood ObesityFor Diego and Johnathan Garcia, the Bryte Park playground doesn’t mean burning calories on your typical swing and slide set. They’re bouncing between crayon-colored training equipment with a full-body workout in mind.
Northern California Hospital Will Stop Offering Sugary DrinksAnother San Francisco hospital plans to stop offering sugar sweetened beverages, saying that the drinks are unhealthy.
Nutritional Education Program Lowers Obesity Rates In Public SchoolsNutrition, victim of poverty, affects not only children’s health but also, their ability to learn and excel in school. Common Threads, a nutritional education initiative, is changing that.
FDA Approves Weight-Loss Drug Contrave U.S. regulators are greenlighting a new weight-loss drug called Contrave, the third in a string of approvals for anti-obesity treatments.
Will The Tax On Sugary Drinks Fizz Out?If two of the most progressive U.S. cities don't pass a tax on sugary drinks, will the idea finally fizzle out?
Lifeline: Making Exercise Fun For Elementary School KidsWith the lights and fog machine, it's easy to see why the kids at Carmichael Elementary School are getting up and moving.
Tackling Dog ObesityA new app is being hailed as a “Fitbit” for dogs as owners grow increasingly aware of their pets’ health.
Schools Increasingly Check Students For ObesityChula Vista school district among schools working to calculate BMI for students.
SF Lawmakers Float 2 Cent-Per-Ounce Soda TaxSan Francisco officials again are trying to improve residents' health and raise money for government coffers by taxing soda and other sweetened drinks, an effort that's previously failed to gain traction locally and in other U.S. cities.
Stockton Market Provides Healthy Eating Options For Families
Woman Claims Removing Plastic From Diet Led To Dramatic ResultsOne secret to weight loss could be as simple as saying "no" the next time you're at a cash register.
Study: Obese Doctors Less Likely To Diagnose ObesityA new study that looked at the weight of both doctors and their patients found obese doctors were less likely to diagnose obesity in their patients.