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Childhood Obesity

Two Marana teachers score $5K physical fitness grants

Two Marana Unified School District elementary school P.E. teachers received $5,000 grants to help their respective schools keep their students fit.

June 12, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Olympian showing kids road to health

A recent analysis of obesity in the U.S. says that if Arizonans don't change their ways, nearly two-thirds of us will be obese by 2030.

February 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson girl will attend State of Union at first lady's invitation

Tucson girl will attend State of Union at first lady's invitation

While the rest of Tucson sixth-grader Haile Thomas' classmates have to crack open the books to learn about history, she will get to experience it firsthand.

February 12, 2013 12:00 am

Study suggests link between BPA, childhood obesity

NEW YORK - A provocative new study suggests a connection between the BPA chemical used in food packaging and childhood obesity, but the researchers say their findings don't prove it's the cause.

September 19, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

No. of kids with high cholesterol is on the decline, US study finds

ATLANTA - Finally some good news about cholesterol and kids: A big government study shows that in the past decade, the proportion of children who have high cholesterol has fallen.

August 08, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
First lady, at fundraiser, touts 'special' Tucson tie

First lady, at fundraiser, touts 'special' Tucson tie

First lady Michelle Obama greets Haile Thomas and James Ianni, at left, upon her arrival at the airport. Haile and James are both volunteers at the Tucson Village Farm, which teaches young people how to grow and prepare fresh food.

May 01, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
First lady, at fundraiser, touts 'special' Tucson tie

First lady, at fundraiser, touts 'special' Tucson tie

A few protesters turned out near the campaign gathering, voicing their opposition to President Obama. They included Jill Henderson, front.

May 01, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
First lady, at fundraiser, touts 'special' Tucson tie

First lady, at fundraiser, touts 'special' Tucson tie

Mrs. Obama meets with a group of kids before heading to the fundraiser in downtown Tucson. The children are involved in food-growing efforts that mesh with first lady's goals.

May 01, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
First lady, at fundraiser, touts 'special' Tucson tie

First lady, at fundraiser, touts 'special' Tucson tie

"I can't tell you how special this place is to us," Michelle Obama told a Tucson audience Monday, as she returned for the first time since she and the president came for a tribute to the Jan. 8, 2011, shooting victims and heroes.

May 01, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Kids create fresh meal, snack ideas

Kids create fresh meal, snack ideas

In the past year, Haile Thomas has met First Lady Michelle Obama, delivered the keynote speech for a national group dedicated to ending childhood obesity, launched a website to inspire young girls to live a healthy lifestyle, helped revamp the kids menu at Acacia and spearheaded an April 21 …

April 12, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

School, neighbors seek votes for track

Wright Elementary School and the Garden District Neighborhood Association are asking Tucsonans for help to fight childhood obesity.

April 25, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

UA students will wrestle in food fight for nutrition

The hope is that Nopal Woman takes down Sonora Hot Dog Man and that Soyrizo Woman beats Chorizo Man on Saturday.

April 23, 2010 12:00 am Related Loading…

Fast food is healthy at Healthy Kids Day

Two sponsors of Saturday's annual Healthy Kids Day are arguably fast-food restaurants, but organizers say the businesses are committed to healthy food.

April 16, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

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