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Fighting Childhood Obesity with Bikes

March 10, 2011
Fighting Childhood Obesity with Bikes

At Fresno’s Susan B. Anthony grade school, located in one of the most impoverished area of Fresno, 78 percent of fifth graders don’t meet the state’s requirements for healthy fitness. Fresno pastor Mike Slayden decided to tackle the problem by encouraging students to walk or bike to school. Through his not-for-profit, he offers them a shiny prize for their work: a brand new bike.

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Soda tax would finance anti-obesity programs

February 17, 2011

A California lawmaker has introduced legislation that would slap a penny-per-ounce tax on every soda and sugar-sweetened beverage sold in the state.

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More voters see child obesity as problem

February 8, 2011
More voters see child obesity as problem

Increasing numbers of Californians believe that unhealthy eating habits and the lack of physical activity are major problems for California’s children, according to a new, independent poll by the Field Research Corporation.

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