Childhood Obesity

Public health analysts and justice activists are tackling food deserts in a state known for its agricultural output. Low-income neighborhoods of color are the hardest hit by a lack of grocery options.
Mar 20, 2015   Pacific Standard
A new study conducted by the Seattle Children’s Research Institute looks at how zip code is as important as genetic code in determining childhood obesity.
Apr 13, 2012   Seattle Children's Hospital
Tim Gill chronicles a community-based movement to reclaim streets for play, part of a global wave of playful street-based interventions looking to change the nature of how we view our shared spaces.
Mar 31, 2012   Rethinking Childhood
The New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids is leading an effort to make time for physical activity and put healthy food on children's plates, Beth Fitzgerald reports.
Mar 23, 2012   NJ Spotlight
Colorado has been heralded as the trimmest state in the country, but NPR reports that residents' weight is still on the rise.
Oct 7, 2011   NPR
Cities across the developing world are dealing more with rising obesity rates as urbanization occurs, reports TheCityFix's Jonna McKone.
Jan 13, 2011   TheCityFix