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.
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
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
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.
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.