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JAN 30, 2015 - Washington Times

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Pennington Biomedical launches child obesity reduction plan

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center has launched a new initiative aimed at helping reduce obesity in children. The center on Thursday launched its new Childhood Obesity Treatment Toolkit, which features comprehensive information for pediatricians on evaluating childhood obesity, including approaches for treatment. The center's executive ...

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JAN 30, 2015 - The Independent

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Childhood obesity epidemic may be 'levelling out,' claims new study

The epidemic of childhood obesity may be “levelling out” according to a new study, which suggests the waistlines of English children have been expanding much more slowly over the past decade than during the 1990s.

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JAN 28, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Do Kids Really Need To Drink Milk?

By: Tia Ghose Published: 01/27/2015 11:23 AM EST on LiveScience We've all heard the slogans about milk: It does a body good, it's a natural thing to drink and it builds strong bones. And many people who heard these slogans while growing up were urged to drink a few glasses of milk a day because of its health benefits. But ...

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JAN 21, 2015 - Shape

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Healthy Pizza Is a Real Thing, and It's Easy to Make!

Corbis Images Researchers are zeroing in on what they say could be a major contributor to childhood obesity: pizza. A study in the journal Pediatrics reports that the lunchroom staple makes up around 22 percent of kids’ daily calories on days when they eat pizza, and another study previously cited that 22% of kids between the ages of 6 and ...

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JAN 20, 2015 - Huffington Post

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'Biggest Loser' Pediatrician Defends The Show Against Criticisms

NBC's "The Biggest Loser" has faced lots of criticism over the years for what some consider harsh methods for weight loss. Most recently, the reality show has been described as a "fat-shaming disaster" by former "Biggest Loser" contestant Kai Hibbard. But not all are dishing bad words toward the famed show, and Dr. Joanna Dolgoff, a childhood obesity expert and ...

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