Education

A New Step in Fighting Fat

By Michelle R. Davis — April 05, 2007 1 min read

A new, $500 million effort is getting underway to help cut childhood obesity, according to NBC News. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is putting up big bucks to help find ways to keep children active and stop them from developing serious health problems that go along with packing on extra pounds. The battle against childhood obesity is going on on many fronts: Education Week reports on what school nutrition groups are up to, and snack food makers say they’re going to put healthier foods in school vending machines.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Around the Web blog.