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Childhood Obesity

Too much screen time has been correlated with obesity

Too much screen time has been correlated with obesity

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: My son is overweight and his pediatrician wants him to decrease his “screen” time. What is that and why?

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Fit Kids Club takes off at Poly Drive Elementary

Fit Kids Club takes off at Poly Drive Elementary

Mike Frank, president and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana, stood on the playground at Poly Drive Elementary on Wednesday, squinting in the bright afternoon sun, watching more than 100 kids race around and play about a half-dozen vigorous games.

March 27, 2013 5:00 pm Photos

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If your child is carrying extra weight, it really does matter

Q. Dear Dr. Baskett: My child is overweight. Should I be concerned?

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HEROES grants available for Montana-area organizations

UnitedHealth Group has announced that grants of up to $1,000 are available to Montana-area organizations and schools looking to create health-focused programs for youth.

September 27, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Foundation seeks plans on statewide approach to fighting 'crisis' of childhood obesity

HELENA — A foundation financed by Montana’s largest private health insurer believes childhood obesity has reached a “crisis” level in the state, and said Tuesday said it plans to fund proposals to attack the problem at a statewide level.

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Tayrn Chuter of Corvallis crowned Miss Montana 2011

Tayrn Chuter of Corvallis crowned Miss Montana 2011

Glendive — Taryn Chuter, 23, of Corvallis, won the title of Miss Montana and a chance to represent Montana at the Miss America Pageant in Las Vegas next January. Until then, she is Montana’s ambassador, speaking to schools and at conferences and special events. Her platform is educate and mo…

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Wyoming program supports Safe Routes to School

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Children are being encouraged by federal and state officials to walk and bike to school to combat the problem of childhood obesity.

April 16, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…
Yellowstone County survey: Adult obesity increases, childhood obesity drops

Yellowstone County survey: Adult obesity increases, childhood obesity drops

The rate among Yellowstone County adults who are overweight or obese has increased 10 percent during the past five years to 73 percent, according to the 2010 Yellowstone County Community Health Needs Assessment.

March 18, 2011 4:45 pm Photos

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Sleeping Giant looks to expand snow sports scholarship program

CODY, Wyo. — Building off first lady Michelle Obama's fight against childhood obesity, the Sleeping Giant Ski Area and its board of directors are looking to grow the ski hill's winter scholarship program and encourage more kids to get outdoors.

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Proposed USDA changes aimed at helping curb childhood obesity crisis

Proposed USDA changes aimed at helping curb childhood obesity crisis

Fresh fruits, whole grains and green, leafy vegetables have long been a staple of lunch menus at Billings School District 2. So, when the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced plans to update nutrition standards for school lunch programs, it wasn't met with much anxiety.

January 19, 2011 12:30 am Photos

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School lunch Castle Rock Middle School

School lunch Castle Rock Middle School

Low-fat milk and fresh fruit are routine choices available through the lunch program in Billings School District 2.

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School lunch Castle Rock Middle School

School lunch Castle Rock Middle School

Fresh fruit and vegetables have long been staples of the daily lunch menu in Billings School District 2.

January 14, 2011 12:50 pmLoading…
School lunch Castle Rock Middle School

School lunch Castle Rock Middle School

School lunch choices at Castle Rock Middle School in Billings School District 2 include a fresh Caesar salad and fruit.

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School lunch Castle Rock Middle School

School lunch Castle Rock Middle School

Kristie Lewis makes a sandwich for a student at Castle Rock Middle School. The made-to-order sandwich offers students the option of choosing whole-grain breads and lots of fresh vegetables.

January 14, 2011 12:50 pmLoading…

Nutrition News: Fit Kids = Happy Kids: We are all role models for children

For the past 12 years, Eat Right Montana (ERM) — a coalition promoting healthy eating and active lifestyles — has published Healthy Families (www.eatrightmontana.org/eatrighthealthyfamilies.htm). During 2011, ERM will continue this tradition of practical tips and positive health information …

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Guest opinion: Slim down government for a healthier America

As America’s self-appointed obesity czar, first lady Michelle Obama recently urged members of the National Restaurant Association to go light on butter and cream, serve smaller portions and offer more “healthy” menu options to diners.

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Chocolate-flavored formula spurs childhood obesity debate

Blogging moms and nutritionists are criticizing a new formula for toddlers that comes in chocolate and vanilla flavors, saying it gives kids an early start toward obesity.

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Gazette opinion: America must step up to raise healthier kids

Obesity is a growing problem for America. Even preschoolers are tipping the scales into the overweight category.

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State has 2nd-lowest child obesity rate

Abundant outdoors activities and a culture that encourages being active are responsible for Wyoming’s low childhood obesity rate, according to officials from the Wyoming Department of Health.

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Gazette opinion: Montana’s future depends on raising fit kids

Montana has a great opportunity to quell the epidemic of childhood obesity that threatens America’s health and economy.

November 23, 2009 12:10 amLoading…

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