Posts Tagged ‘obesity’

How about $250 for every 10 pounds lost?

by Published: June 19,2011

Tags: fat, Mind Over Money, obesity

So, we’re fat. Fattest state in the union. Our politicians are fat. Our news anchors are fat. Our family reunions look like an episode of “The Biggest Loser.” And, yes, I’m trying to lose a few pounds myself! “Fat” has an economic impact. Of all the money we spend on healthcare, nearly 10 percent can […] [...]

Study looks at food assistance programs and cost of living

by Published: January 30,2011

Tags: food, food assistance programs, healthcare, nutrition, obesity

STARKVILLE — Food assistance programs are designed to keep children fed who otherwise would be hungry, but a recent Southern Rural Development Center study found they often contribute to obesity in cities with a high cost of living. The study was conducted by Elizabeth Rigby of The George Washington University and Rachel Tolbert Kimbro of […] [...]

US city bans toys in some fast-food kids meals

by Published: November 10,2010

Tags: Happy Meals, McDonald's, obesity, San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco has become the first major American city to prohibit fast-food restaurants from including toys with children’s meals that do not meet nutritional guidelines. The city’s Board of Supervisors gave the measure final approval Tuesday on an 8-3 vote. That’s enough votes to survive a planned veto by Mayor Gavin Newsom. […] [...]

Countdown Is On For Mississippi Children’s Museum

JACKSON- Construction crews have finished installing the front doors of the Magnolia State’s newest tourist destination, the Mississippi Children’s Museum. As it’s projected opening in December inches closer, executive director Susan Garrard says she hopes the museum will serve as “a very large gift for the children of Mississippi.” [...]

Study: Obesity care costs twice previous estimates

by Published: October 17,2010

Tags: health care, medical, obesity

ATLANTA – New research suggests that almost 17 percent of medical costs in the U.S. can be blamed on obesity. It suggests that the nation’s weight problem may be having close to twice the impact as previously estimated. The new study pegs annual obesity-related costs around $168 billion. The new research was done by John […] [...]

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