Posts Tagged ‘obesity’

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-┬áConstruction 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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