Childhood Obesity

It’s Fit!Live!Win on NewsOne Now, and we’re taking a look at Camp Fit’s fight against childhood obesity and their holistic approach to encouraging our youth to live healthier lifestyles. Over the past thirty years, obesity rates in African-American children have nearly tripled. There are times when parents and kids need a little extra help getting overweight children […]

Remember Doc Shaw from The Disney Channel and Tyler Perry’s “House of Payne?” The child actor is all grown up, and has slimmed down since his first days on the small screen. Shaw talked about the importance of fighting childhood obesity today on “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin. Family history of diabetes inspired him to get […]

– AP It’s true – apple juice can pose a risk to your health. But not necessarily from the trace amounts of arsenic that people are arguing about. See Also: Strong Winds Down Trees And Power Lines In West Despite the government’s consideration of new limits on arsenic, nutrition experts say apple juice’s real danger […]

It is no secret that America is experiencing a child obesity epidemic. But this story reveals how severe the problem truly is. SEE ALSO: The Jackson 4 The Associated Press reports that an 8-year-old boy from Cleveland was taken from his family because he weighs more than 200 pounds. The boy was removed from his […]

A 7-year-old girl authored a children’s book titled, “Not Fat Because I Want To Be,” in order to expose the challenges of being an obese adolescent. See also: BlackAtlas.com visits the MLK Memorial See also: Man Arrested For Burning Cross In Own Driveway

As we evaluate the impact of President Obama’s job creation efforts, researchers from the University of Michigan are monitoring the effect of Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign against childhood obesity. According to their findings, prevention and treatment are necessary, but more of an emphasis needs to be placed on treatment, especially among minorities. “Effective treatment […]

First Lady Michelle Obama’s campaign to bring down childhood obesity rates is making headway as several large retailers have agreed to open stores in areas without access to fresh produce and healthy foods. Company executives from Wal-Mart, Walgreens and Supervalu joined the First Lady at the White House for the announcement, which the White House […]

CHICAGO — Should parents of extremely obese children lose custody for not controlling their kids’ weight? A provocative commentary in one of the nation’s most distinguished medical journals argues yes, and its authors are joining a quiet chorus of advocates who say the government should be allowed to intervene in extreme cases. It has happened […]

First Lady Michelle Obama has been criticized for ordering a highly caloric meal, at a combined count of 1,700 calories, at a new Shake Shack in Washington D.C. Mrs. Obama, who is the spearhead of the Let’s Move! campaign, geared toward the end to childhood obesity and exercise awareness, has been criticized for ordering a […]

WASHINGTON D.C. Rapper and entertainment mogul, Master P., real name Percy Miller has teamed up with First Lady Michelle Obama to fight childhood obesity. Miller will be hosting an event during Grammy week to get support from fellow celebrities for Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about […]

Alabama — Politics Daily is reporting that former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is defending Michelle Obama in her “food fight” with Sarah Palin, who says the first lady needs to mind her business.

Los Angeles — At The VH-1 Divas Salute The Troops Concert, comedian Kathy Griffin referred to Sarah Palin’s daughter as  “White Precious,” referring to the movie starring Monique and Gabourey “Gabby” Sidibe. While it could have been because Bristol was a teen mom with a belligerent, abusive mother, Griffin was in fact referring to Bristol […]