Two Marana Unified School District elementary school P.E. teachers received $5,000 grants to help their respective schools keep their students fit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A few protesters turned out near the campaign gathering, voicing their opposition to President Obama. They included Jill Henderson, front.
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.
"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.
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 …
Wright Elementary School and the Garden District Neighborhood
Association are asking Tucsonans for help to fight childhood
The hope is that Nopal Woman takes down Sonora Hot Dog Man and
that Soyrizo Woman beats Chorizo Man on Saturday.
Two sponsors of Saturday's annual Healthy Kids Day are arguably
fast-food restaurants, but organizers say the businesses are
committed to healthy food.
Southern Arizona children are suffering from adult afflictions - and doctors blame it on a troubling surge in childhood obesity.