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OKG Newsletter


Topic: obesity

A heavy duty

Government and nonprofit initiatives try to counter childhood obesity.


News

Rachel Curtis
Waistlines in the U.S. have ballooned over the past 30 years, with one in three Americans today considered obese. As the nation struggles to tame the health crisis, some states are faring better than others.
 
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Weighty achievement

From fattest to fittest, OKC is a million pounds lighter, thanks in part to one man’s shedding of 200 of them.


Features

Jenn Scott

When Oklahoma City landed on just about every “fattest” list imaginable, Mayor Mick Cornett did not sit idly by. He launched a million-pound challenge in 2007. Since then, the mayor has lost 38 pounds himself.

 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

An uphill fight


Letters to the Editor

Pamela Byrd
I can only hope that the photograph taken of Wilson Elementary School kids at lunch (“A Heavy Duty, Rachel Curtis, March 14, Gazette) is archival, or the Oklahoma Fit Kids Coalition really has its work cut out for it.
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Super-sized


CFN

Gazette staff
How many stairs must one climb to burn off that McRib?
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Same old story


CFN

Gazette staff
Bad news, Oklahoma City: You’re fat and reek of cigarette smoke.
 
Tuesday, July 3, 2012

State of health

Why is Oklahoma among the unhealthiest states in the nation?


News

Mark Beutler
Oklahoma consistently ranks at the top of the “worst states” list when it comes to health-related issues.
 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Wizard of health

TV’s Dr. Oz lends a hand to bolstering health and nutrition at an OKC high school.


News

Jason Doyle Oden
A health and nutrition initiative created by Dr. Mehmet Oz, the cardiac surgeon who became famous through Oprah Winfrey and now hosts his own TV show, is being implemented this year at Oklahoma City’s ASTEC (Advanced Science and Technology Education Charter) Charter High School.
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Schools and after-school exercise


Commentary

Marilyn Davidson
Our public schools are the most important resource in our community — they truly should be the heart and soul of every community. As parents, we should care about what happens in our schools, and as taxpayers, we should be able to access schools for community use.
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
 
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