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Staff WriterFor preschool teacher Cynthia Juarez, preparing healthy meals in a fun and creative way was exactly what she wanted to learn to help teach her students at Room to Grow preschool in Brawley. “It’s extremely important for our kids to learn...
Tags: Obesity, Weight, Healthy Diet, Education, Diets and Dieting
I’m thinking the CVS diet might be right for me. That’s the one where my company requires me to reveal my weight, blood pressure and glucose levels to eventually use them against me. It’s the one where I face a $600-a-year penalty...
Staff Writer, Copy EditorThe snapshot of the community’s health that was presented at a forum here Wednesday suggests more needs to be done to increase the availability of healthy foods. Of particular concern was the burden placed on society and families in general as a...
It’s the rare person who hasn’t been touched by cancer. Many of our readers themselves have been diagnosed with cancer, while many others have close family members or friends with the disease. Cancer comes in many variations to people of...
That three of the Imperial Valley’s most popular locally-owned restaurants are joining the fight against childhood obesity is not only innovative, it’s entirely essential. For two months starting in February, a special children’s menu...
As if we fatties didn’t have enough to worry about, we now have to pay attention at the gas pump in way you bony, chiseled types don’t have to. The brain trust at Allstate posted a blog recently citing a 2010 Consumer Reports study showing...
Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer, Copy EditorThe Brawley and El Centro elementary school districts are in the process of implementing changes to their physical education and nutritional programs this year as part of an ongoing effort to combat childhood obesity in the Valley. While the changes are...
Staff WriterBRAWLEY — In celebrating Latino Health Awareness Month, the Imperial County Public Health Department and the Network for a Healthy California kicked off a Latino Health Fair at the Boys and Girls Club here to encourage families to live healthier and...
Tags: Obesity, Weight, Family, Health, Healthy Diet
Staff Writer, Copy EditorPrior to his recent lifestyle change, 20-year-old Louie Ortega said he was “super-overweight.” The extra pounds were from a combination of overeating and being “real lazy,” he said. Yet in the six months that have elapsed since he...
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Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer, Copy EditorIt was not too long ago when 13-year-old Joanna Ramirez became concerned about her weight. At 5 feet 4 inches, she had come to weigh 192 pounds, she said. So when the opportunity arose to take part in a six-month program to learn to eat right and...
Tags: Health Treatments, Health Treatments, Weight, Obesity, Family
One would be hard pressed to find a member of the general public that wasn’t aware that childhood obesity is a major problem in the Valley. And while the causes — poverty levels, dietary habits, lack of exercise, to name a few — seem...
One need only walk into nearly any classroom in the Imperial Valley to see there is a big problem locally with childhood obesity. It may be a problem based in genetics, culture, bad eating habits or a combination of the aforementioned, but childhood...
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