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APR 01, 2015 - Washington Times

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'Body by Jake' founder bringing fitness campaign to state

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is partnering with a national fitness icon to help combat childhood obesity in the elementary and middle schools. "Body by Jake" fitness evangelist Jake Steinfeld is bringing National Foundation for Governor's Fitness Councils' physical fitness campaign to Illinois. The campaign encourages elementary ...

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MAR 31, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Moms' Excess Pregnancy Weight Linked To Kids' Obesity

BY MADELINE KENNEDY Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:50am EDT (Reuters Health) – - Mothers who are overweight before pregnancy and those who gain too much while pregnant are more likely to have obese seven-year-olds, researchers say. Their study, conducted from 1998 to 2013, focused on African-American and Dominican mothers from low-income neighborhoods in New York City. “Because there is limited ...

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MAR 31, 2015 - Washington Times

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Illinois joins campaign to reduce childhood obesity

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois is the latest state to join a national program aimed at reducing childhood obesity. Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday announced a new campaign from the National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils. The program encourages educators to look for innovative ways to improve students' fitness and ...

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