Next time you go for a checkup, don’t be surprised if your doctor gets on your case about your weight. The medical profession has issued new guidelines for fighting the nation’s obesity epidemic.
A new government report is the first evidence of a national decline in childhood obesity, health officials said Tuesday. In 18 states, there were at least slight declines in obesity for low-income preschoolers.
Texas has unveiled a website meant to help battle childhood obesity and identify areas of the state where youngsters are most at risk.
There’s a movement to get state lawmakers more involved in addressing the obesity problem in Texas. Lawmakers and doctors continued a dialogue at the third annual Texas Public Health Coalition (TPHC) public health forum.
A health group predicts that obesity rates in Texas will nearly double, and more than half the people in the state will be obese in less than 20 years.