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SD the buckle of the fat belt on the Northern Plains?

March 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

If the Northern Plains had a fat belt, South Dakota would be the buckle, according to a new study by Gallup.While not in the bottom 10 states nationally for obesity, South Dakota — in the middle of the Northern Plains — has an obesity rat…continue reading on

OUR VIEW: School, home are best places for obesity fight, not at neighbor’s

October 31, 2013 in Uncategorized

How offended would you be if a neighbor left a note in your child’s Halloween bucket, warning that the child is trending toward obesity?

Probably pretty offended. We would be.


Media outlets in North Dakota are reporting that a woman…continue reading on

When it comes to sugar, Fargo man ‘knew enough was enough’

October 5, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Josh Grover’s sweet tooth had become a problem. But his body craved sugar and he complied with his soft drink of choice, Mountain Dew.
His daily dose averaged three 20-ounce bottles, loaded with sugar in the form of corn sweetener. Continue Reading

Healthier schools: Bye-bye candy, greasy snacks

February 2, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON Goodbye candy bars and sugary cookies. Hello baked chips and diet sodas. Continue Reading

Coca-Cola to tackle obesity for 1st time in TV ads

January 14, 2013 in Grand Forks Herald

Coca-Cola became one of the world’s most powerful brands by equating its soft drinks with happiness. Now it’s taking to the airwaves for the first time to address a growing cloud over the industry: obesity. Continue Reading

Childhood Obesity: A family affair

December 1, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO When a child has a weight problem, it can be a sensitive subject for medical professionals to broach with his or her parents. Continue Reading

Diabetes rates rocket in Oklahoma, South

November 15, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

NEW YORK The nation’s diabetes problem is getting worse, and the biggest jump over 15 years was in Oklahoma, according to a new federal report issued Thursday. Continue Reading

South Dakota’s child obesity rate rises

October 31, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) Childhood obesity in South Dakota rose slightly during the 2011-2012 school year, with more than 15 percent of kids younger than 19 reported as obese.
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Emotional readiness is key to lifestyle change for weight loss

September 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

To drop unwanted pounds, you have to be ready to make the changes that are needed to lose weight and keep it off, according to a nutritionist at Altru Health System in Grand Forks. And part of that “readiness” is emotional. Continue Reading

UND takes aim at adolescent obesity

September 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

For freshman college students, the combination of being away from home for the first time and newfound freedoms can prompt the piling on of extra weight.
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