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  • Mayor's office releases healthy eating music video Play Video

    August 5, 2014 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor Kip Holden's healthy eating initiative released a locally-created music video Tuesday intended to help get kids to eat healthy. The Mayor's Youth Advisory Council helped create the video along with John Gray, a musician and instructor at the Dunham School. It cost $15,000 to make... more »
  • Severe obesity still rising in Louisiana Play Video

    October 30, 2013 4:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Obese children are a growing health issue in Louisiana, according to health researchers. Pennington Biomedical Research Center, along with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation, said they're working to change that. "The severe obese children... that is increasing, exponentially," said Dr. Peter Katzmarzyk.... more »
  • Doctors use video games to fight childhood obesity Play Video

    April 26, 2013 5:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU student Ashley Breaud is are learning first hand how interactive video games can help with weight loss. "We went from squats to running to squats to push up and we were up and down and had all different aspects," she says. Dr. Amanda Staiano... more »
  • Health stories for Feb. 13, 2013 Play Video

    February 13, 2013 6:16 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Feb. 13, 2013 - It may be worse to be the first born when it comes to getting diabetes. A study from New Zealand says the first-born child can't absorb sugars into the body as well as its... more »
  • Rules would make school snacks healthier

    February 1, 2013 11:07 AM

    WASHINGTON - The government for the first time is proposing broad new standards to make school snacks healthier, a move that would ban the sale of almost all candy, high-calorie sports drinks and greasy foods on campus. Under the new rules proposed Friday by the Department of Agriculture, school vending... more »
  • Mayor: New website promises healthy options for capital city Play Video

    September 26, 2012 3:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge is taking another step in fighting childhood obesity with the launch of a website designed to help people find healthier options for their kids. HealthyBR.com has information about new health-related programs in the city, such as creating healthy kids' menus in restaurants and travelling... more »
  • Michelle Obama talks to New Orleans kids about exercise

    September 8, 2010 10:25 AM

    First lady Michelle Obama kicks off the next phase of her initiative to reduce childhood obesity campaign "Let's Move!", at a Slidell elementary school. Mrs. Obama told students at Brock Elementary on Wednesday that the new phase will focus on improving nutrition and physical fitness. She highlighted ways to... more »
  • First Lady to visit La. for anti-obesity campaign

    September 1, 2010 12:52 PM

    First Lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to join NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy in Louisiana next week to promote her "Let's Move!" campaign against childhood obesity. Obama's Sept. 8 visit to Brock Elementary School in Slidell will be held on the eve of... more »
  • First lady, MLB team up against childhood obesity

    July 20, 2010 12:37 PM

    First Lady Michelle Obama is recruiting Major League Baseball to help her fight childhood obesity. Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association will team with the White House in the Let's Move campaign, which promotes exercise and healthy eating for America's youth. Dressed casually in a print... more »
  • First Lady touts childhood obesity initiative

    July 12, 2010 1:17 PM

    First lady Michelle Obama says Americans need to change their eating habits to avoid producing the nation's first generation of children who live shorter lives than their parents. Obama spoke Monday at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's national convention in Kansas City. She charmed... more »
  • BR 1 of 4 sites for childhood obesity program

    June 7, 2010 5:16 AM

    Baton Rouge is one of four cities chosen to participate in the National League of Cities childhood obesity program. The league plans this month to set up an 18-month partnership with Baton Rouge to assist in the development of community-wide wellness plans. In 2009, Louisiana ranked seventh in the nation... more »
  • First Lady launches fight against childhood obesity

    February 9, 2010 9:06 AM

    First Lady Michelle Obama launched a nationwide campaign Tuesday to fight childhood obesity, part of her effort to teach America's children about better nutrition and exercise. Mrs. Obama said the Let's Move campaign will encourage more physical activity for children, healthier food in schools and more accurate foot labeling.... more »
  • 2 Your Health for Jan. 22

    January 22, 2010 5:46 PM

    A new device to help people with heart disease and high cholesterol among children are discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
  • 2 Your Health for Nov. 10

    November 10, 2009 5:38 PM

    Safety concerns over folding strollers, foods that damage your bones and the link between childhood obesity and exercise are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
  • 2 Your Health for Oct. 29

    October 29, 2009 5:39 PM

    The link between sleep and childhood obesity, a warning about weight-gain associated with psychiatric drugs and how tai chi may help people with arthritis are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
  • La children's museum joins anti-obesity fight

    October 23, 2009 11:18 PM

    Museums in New Orleans and New York are using the arts to fight childhood obesity. The project is geared toward 2 to 5 year olds and their families. It will use art, music and story telling to teach kids about good nutrition. Parents will receive handouts with recipes and tips... more »
  • 2 Your Health for Oct. 15

    October 15, 2009 5:46 PM

    How day care centers are helping to prevent childhood obesity, and why women are better at washing their hands than men are topics discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »

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