Weighing in on Obesity

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Weighing in on Obesity: Checking in with Alaina, midway through

5:48 AM, May 31, 2010

Alaina Lopez is a healthy and confident 12 year old thanks to the lessons she's learned at the Weight Management Clinic at East Tennessee's Children's Hospital.

Weighing in on Obesity: Wrapping up with Alaina's lessons

10:56 PM, May 26, 2010

"It's never been about losing weight. It's about making healthy choices that she maintains as she gets older," said Alaina's mom Carrie.

Weighing in on obesity: Helping children at home and away

9:33 AM, May 16, 2010

Keeping children on a healthy diet can be difficult enough at home, but it can be an even bigger challenge when they face the temptations of the outside world.

Weighing in on obesity: changes at school

10:04 AM, May 11, 2010

Four years ago, Tennessee was the first state to implement the coordinated school health plan. That meant changes to school lunch were no longer an option, but a must.

Cost of Obesity

7:46 PM, May 3, 2010

Over the past decade in Tennessee, cases of obesity have increased from 19% to 31%; a third of us are overweight.

Weighing in on obesity : Alaina's Story

11:22 PM, Apr 29, 2010

Four in ten Knox County students are considered overweight or obese. Lack of exercise, a fast food lifestyle--whatever the reasons, obesity is setting children up for serious health problems.