obesity

Science, Health and Technology
6:27 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Washington University researcher explains the risk factors of childhood obesity

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Obesity has increased dramatically in the United States over the past several decades.

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Health
6:11 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Moberly school promotes healthy living through running

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The students at Gratz-Brown Elementary School in Moberly get excited every Tuesday and Thursday when the final school bell rings. This is not because school is over for the day, but because Running Club is about to start. The Running Club was started by Principal Della Bell and is in its second year. 

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Science, Health and Technology
12:34 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Experts share 7 practical ways to keep kids a healthy weight

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We all know the way to a healthy body is a balanced diet and exercise. But we also know that’s easier said than done. However, with almost one-third of Missouri children ages 10 to 17 overweight or obese, it’s becoming more and more important to instill healthy habits young.

This week on Intersection, two dietitians and an exercise expert shared doable tips for parents to keep kids on the right track.

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Intersection
5:45 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Addressing childhood obesity

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.

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Science, Health and Technology
1:35 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

Mo. receives "C" in ranking of premature birth rates

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For the second year in a row, the March of Dimes has given Missouri a grade of “C” in its annual state rankings of premature birth rates. Factors including maternal smoking, lack of access to health care, and obesity are to blame.

The Director of Newborn Medicine at St. Louis Children's Hospital, Dr. F. Sessions Cole, calls preterm birth a major problem for our region.

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PM Newscasts
5:59 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Newscast for August 13, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Tilley steps down as Mo. House Speaker
  • FastCAT route launches, app doesn't yet
  • Mo. among states with very high obesity rates
  • Mo., Kan. universities seek out-of-state students
Science, Health and Technology
5:43 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Mo. among states with very high obesity rates

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Missouri is among 12 states cited in a new government survey with very high obesity rates.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:30 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

New study looks at connection between childhood obesity and poor math performance

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Sara Gable is an MU Associate Professor of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. She and two colleagues recently published a study that links childhood obesity to poor math skills in school.

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Under the Microscope
5:30 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

On obesity and poor math performance

Sharon Drummond Flickr

On this week's show, we’ll revisit a story about iPad technology at Benton elementary school, and hear about a study that links childhood obesity to poor math skills in school.

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Science, Health and Technology
9:21 am
Thu September 1, 2011

Under the Microscope: September 1, 2011

This week, we take a look at the tricky link between farm policy and obesity. Plus, the State Veterinarian talks about what his office does – and why it’s important.

Hosted by Kyle Deas.

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