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School bake sale showdown set for Thursday

...considerable amount of money for very worthwhile education programs,'' their statement says. "While we are concerned about the obesity epidemic, limiting food and beverage fundraisers at schools and school-related events is not the solution."A federal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-08-19/school-bake-sale-showdown-set-thurs
Fat camps offer pets 'pawlates' to slim down

...ANGELES - It's not just a people problem: Growing rates of obesity in pets have led to the emergence of fat farms offering "pawlates...Ward, a veterinarian and founder of the Association of Pet Obesity Prevention in Calabash, N.C. Overweight pets can suffer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-07-19/fat-camps-offer-pets-pawlates-slim-
PTSD can lead to heart disease

...also increase insensitivity to insulin and put people at greater risk of diabetes and metabolic syndrome, where diabetes, obesity and heart disease seem to interact to worsen health. That already affects about a quarter of the people older than 20 and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-11/ptsd-can-lead-heart-disease
Coca-Cola video shows fun of burning off 140-calorie soda

NEW YORK - Coca-Cola is taking on obesity, this time with an online video showing...from health advocates who say they fuel obesity and chronic diseases related to diet...based in Atlanta, began addressing obesity for the first time in a TV ad last year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-06/coca-cola-video-shows-fun-
Conservatives are "anti-science"? Let's talk about that

...research is dedicated to fighting the unhealthy effects of obesity, such as heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes...to be overweight greatly reduced the adverse health effects obesity would ordinarily cause. Essentially, this Ph.D. produced...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/damon-cline/2014-07-12/conservati
Ga. considers exemptions to school food standards

...longer allowed in schools under a federal law passed in 2010 that is part of first lady Michelle Obama's anti-childhood obesity effort.The proposal is up for public comment for 30 days, and will be considered by the board in August.Georgia school...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-18/ga-considers-exemptions-schoo
Faith Calendar

...650-7860MOUNT PLEASANT BAPTIST, GROVETOWN: Community health fair 8 a.m. Saturday, July 19, seminar on mental health, obesity, diabetes, women's health and substance abuse; blood pressure check; Back to School Blast 10 a.m. Saturday, July...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/your-faith/2014-07-18/faith-calendar
Georgia agencies cooperate on obesity campaign

...government's effort to curb childhood obesity.Wednesday, more than 30 agencies...can turn this tide and make childhood obesity a thing that's in decline," said Lt...exercise and who has championed multiple obesity programs.One in three Georgia third-graders...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-03-27/georgia-agencies-coopera
Health care providers trained to communicate more effectively about childhood obesity

When talking about childhood obesity, health care providers aren't getting the message across to...initiative of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta to combat childhood obesity in Georgia."Health care providers are uncomfortable having that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-05-21/health-care-providers-traine
Fight obesity, curb food stamps, SC official says

...public health chief says further restricting what people can buy with food stamps might be a way to cut down on the state's obesity problem. Department of Health and Environmental Control director Catherine Templeton told The Associated Press on Wednesday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-02-06/fight-obesity-curb-food-