Stephanie Bruno

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Kids, parents are embracing the walking school bus

PROVIDENCE � As a group of children walked home together from school in Providence, they held hands and played the ''I Spy'' guessing game. When they …

Top doctor slams schools policy for fuelling epidemic of child obesity

Academies and free schools could damage children's health by opting out of healthy nutrition rules for school meals<p>One of Britain's top doctors has warned that children's health is being damaged because academies and free schools are allowed to opt out of serving healthy lunches to their pupils.<p>Two …

New Study Links Obesity With Malnutrition and Poverty

Poverty was once associated with being underweight – however according to a recent study by the University of Aberdeen, childhood obesity rates are …


Mobile Fitness Unit: Combating Childhood Obesity

Child Obesity in America

Child Obesity

Fox News Interviews First Lady on Child Obesity

Child Obesity

First Lady Urges States to Address Child Obesity

Childhood Obesity in America | This is Injustice

Preventing Child Obesity - Be Logical Ep 14

WHAT CAN BE DONE to Prevent Obesity in Child?

Child Obesity Commercial - "Question"

Child Obesity PSA

Child Obesity Interview

Martial Arts Studio Fights Obesity, Collects Candy for Troops

<b>by</b> <b>Renard Beaty</b><p>Kick Start Martial Arts of Grant Park is helping kids fight childhood obesity by providing a healthy choice to eating candy while …

Why Obesity Rates are Falling Among Preschoolers

There’s good news about childhood obesity for a change. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hints that efforts to …

U.S. Beginning to Break the Link Between Childhood Poverty and Obesity

Here's a little something from the "it's not all bad news" file: According to a report released on Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control, there …

Right attacks First Lady for fighting childhood obesity

Goldie Taylor and Patricia Murphy join Rev. Sharpton to discuss the latest right-wing attacks on Michelle Obama, and the new report showing that her efforts to fight childhood obesity are a contributing factor in declining rates.

Obesity among low-income preschoolers drops slightly

In many states, including California, the percentage falls, offering some hope that the battle against childhood obesity may finally be turning, researchers say.<p>August 06, 2013|By Brad Balukjian<p>First Lady Michelle Obama exercises with staff, parents and children at… (Gerald Herbert / …

Should Schools Be Responsible for Childhood Obesity Prevention?

How educators are struggling to keep junk food out of classrooms, and why it matters if schools become the frontline in the fight against childhood obesity<p>With the nation's childhood obesity rate triple what it was 30 years ago for adolescents, expectations that schools will do more to help keep …

First Lady fights childhood obesity with music

First Lady Michelle Obama is out with her most creative effort yet to combat childhood obesity: a hip hop album, featuring cameos from several big names. Ashanti is one of the singers featured in the album, and she discusses the project with MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts.

Low-Income American Preschoolers Are Getting Less Obese

The trend shows up in 18 U.S. states.<p>After years of White House initiatives, news reports and controversial healthy-eating laws, maybe finally something stuck.<p>In a new analysis of data from 2008 to 2011, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the proportion of low-income …

Childhood Obesity Leveling Off? New Study Suggests Kids Engaging In Healthier Behavior

A new study suggests that middle and high school students are eating more fruits and vegetables, exercising more, skipping breakfast less often and eating fewer sweets. At the same time, childhood obesity rates appear to have leveled off for the first time in years.<p>"It was a bit of a surprise," …

Your Fat Has a Brain. Seriously. And It's Trying to Kill You.

Phil Bruno was super-sizing again. It was just past 5:30 on a spring evening in 2004, and he was driving home from work. He pulled into a White Castle, one of many fast-food outlets lining Route 100 in his hometown of Manchester, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. He was only a mile from his house, …


Why Do We Blame The Obese For Their Obesity?

Last month I attended a talk given by biologist Dr. Jeffrey Friedman at the much beloved NYC-based lecture series, Secret Science Club. Friedman, a 2010 Lasker Award recipient, was there to discuss the research that culminated in that prestigious award—his discovery of the hormone leptin and its …


Analysts blame cheap food for obesity across all groups

Our food is cheap – perhaps too cheap, if you look at the intersection of economics and obesity.<p>Researchers have found that obesity hits all groups of Americans – those with more money and education and those with less. That, and some other findings, challenge the common views about what's fueling …

Hug more, scold less: Strict parenting linked to child obesity

Moms and dads whose favorite phrase is, “because I said so,” may want to rethink their parenting style. A new study shows that authoritarian parents are more likely to have obese kids than those who take the time to explain rules.<p>Among children aged 6 to 11, having an authoritarian parent — one who …