Content Tagged As childhood_obesity

3 years 5 months ago

State lawmakers telling schools to play

Colorado lawmakers from the House and Senate have reached an agreement on a bill that would require 30 minutes of exercise in elementary schools every day to help combat childhood obesity. "It's a shame that there would need to be legislation requiring something that is so valuable and that...

4 years 5 months ago

Small soda taxes don't dent obesity

A new study shows small taxes on soda do little to reduce soft drink consumption or prevent childhood obesity. The study is based on a 2004 health survey of children. It found that soda taxes, averaging about 4 cents on the dollar, didn't make much difference in consumption except...

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