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Americans are becoming increasingly overweight or obese, exercising less, and eating unhealthy foods, according to the recently released results of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. The results show that 63.1% of adults in the U.S. were either...
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InternChildren who are too young to walk should still be exercising. That's the basic message the British Government has in its fight against childhood obesity. A study last week by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation said that each state saw obesity rates...
InternDo you live in a food desert? Click here to find out. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has identified areas that are either low-income or people don't have great access to transportation where they can buy nutritious fruits or vegetables. Instead,...
ReporterSalem schools are getting help to get kids moving and healthy. It was announced Wednesday, the school system is one of two in the Commonwealth to get a federal grant. The $800,000 grant will help the schools institute a new physical education...
WDBJWHERE DOES THE TOBACCO MONEY GO? JOIN US FOR A LIVE CHAT AT 12:30 UNTIL 1:30! Every year Virginia receives millions of dollars from tobacco manufacturers and a portion of that money, about $9 million, is meant to keep Viriginia kids healthy. Do you want...
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WDBJ-TV Anchor/Reporter"Up in Smoke" That's what anti-smoking advocates say has happened to a significant amount of money spent every year to spread smoking prevention messages to your children. The money doesn't come from taxpayers. It comes from tobacco companies. The...
reporterIn recent years, funding from the state and federal level has slowed to a trickle, but this month a handful of agencies got word they were getting help from a group of philanthropic women. Since its inception in 2004, The Roanoke Women's Foundation...
Living to the ripe old age of...60? Where you live could factor into how long you live. A new study published in the online journal Population Health Metrics showed life expectancy is falling in many US counties, hitting women especially hard....
Assignment ManagerGovernor Bob McDonnell Thursday vetoed a proposal to require physical education for elementary and middle school students. The bill would have mandated 150 minutes of physical activity per week. In a news release, McDonnell said reducing childhood...
ReporterIt's no secret childhood obesity is a big problem. State lawmakers want to do something about it. They've passed a bill mandating 150 minutes of physical activity each week at school for elementary and middle school students. Many area school systems...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Legislation that would require Virginia's public schools to offer daily physical-education classes has advanced in the General Assembly. The House Education Committee voted 13-4 Wednesday to send the measure to the House floor. The...
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The House of Delegates has passed legislation that would require public school divisions to require physical education in elementary and middle schools in an effort to fight childhood obesity and emphasize the importance of keeping...
Tags: Health, Elections, Preschools, Politics, Education
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