Obesity

Tipping The Scales: Examing Obesity in NH
12:00 am
Tue September 20, 2011

School Lunch Goes Gourmet

Next September, school lunch will be transformed. According to new federal rules, schools will have to serve more fresh fruits and vegetables and less processed, high-fat food.

But beans and broccoli are the bane of many kids’ existence. So the question looms: how do you get kids to eat the stuff?

As NHPR’s Elaine Grant reports, Souhegan High School in Amherst may have found the answer.

His name is Chef Jim.

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Health
12:00 am
Mon September 19, 2011

New Hampshire By The Numbers: Health Statistics By County

Click on the counties for statistics.

Tipping The Scales: Examing Obesity in NH
12:00 am
Mon September 19, 2011

For Teen, Loneliness, Weight Go Together

Tony before his weight loss

This week, NHPR looks at the challenge of trimming the waistlines of Granite Staters. Our collective habit of taking in more calories than we burn off has been called the country’s biggest self-inflicted wound to our health.

We begin the series with the story of a college student who, as a child, saw his weight growing and growing. Unlike the majority of young adults, he worked his way back to being more healthy and fit.

As NHPR’s Elaine Grant reports, what he went through – and what he learned – is useful for us all.

 

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Tipping The Scales: Examing Obesity in NH
12:00 am
Sun September 18, 2011

Fast Facts About Obesity in New Hampshire

Sources: New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health Services. Obesity Prevention Program. New Hampshire Obesity Data Book 2010

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