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    More Adolescents in California are Drinking Sugary Beverages

    Oct 17, 2013

    Viji Sundaram

    Even as the consumption of sugary drinks among young children in California is beginning to decline, a study released today shows a significant spike among adolescents. The study found that fully 65 percent of children between 12 and 17 drink soda and other sugary drinks every day, which is an 8 percent spike since 2005, when the study began.
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    More Adolescents in California are Drinking Sugary Beverages

    Oct 17, 2013

    Viji Sundaram

    Even as the consumption of sugary drinks among young children in California is beginning to decline, a study released today shows a significant spike among adolescents. The study found that fully 65 percent of children between 12 and 17 drink soda and other sugary drinks every day, which is an 8 percent spike since 2005, when the study began.
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    Living Where Fast Food Is Easy But Fresh Food Is Scarce

    Oct 16, 2013

    Jane Carretero

    I’m 15 years old and pregnant. My mom has been trying to get me to eat healthier, but whenever I pass by McDonald’s I'm usually getting something.
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    Living Where Fast Food Is Easy But Fresh Food Is Scarce

    Oct 16, 2013

    Jane Carretero

    I’m 15 years old and pregnant. My mom has been trying to get me to eat healthier, but whenever I pass by McDonald’s I'm usually getting something.
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    As Obesity Grows, Mexico Eyes Richmond-Style Soda Tax

    Oct 05, 2013

    Edgardo Cervano-Soto

    A proposed citywide “soda tax” failed to pass in Richmond, Calif. in 2012, but that hasn’t stopped other U.S. cities, and even foreign nations, from taking notice. Last month, elected officials in Mexico announced their intent to become the first nation in the Americas to impose a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages – and they are looking to Richmo...
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    As Obesity Grows, Mexico Eyes Richmond-Style Soda Tax

    Oct 05, 2013

    Edgardo Cervano-Soto

    A proposed citywide “soda tax” failed to pass in Richmond, Calif. in 2012, but that hasn’t stopped other U.S. cities, and even foreign nations, from taking notice. Last month, elected officials in Mexico announced their intent to become the first nation in the Americas to impose a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages – and they are looking to Richmo...
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    Can One Community Garden Transform a Neighborhood?

    Sep 11, 2013

    Chris Romo

    About a year ago, the City of Bakersfield offered a plot of land in southeast Bakersfield to the Greenfield Walking Group, to plant a community garden. The fifteen group members took on the challenge, and now, with the first harvest, residents say they are beginning to see and feel the positive impact the garden project is having on their neighb...
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    Can One Community Garden Transform a Neighborhood?

    Sep 11, 2013

    Chris Romo

    About a year ago, the City of Bakersfield offered a plot of land in southeast Bakersfield to the Greenfield Walking Group, to plant a community garden. The fifteen group members took on the challenge, and now, with the first harvest, residents say they are beginning to see and feel the positive impact the garden project is having on their neighb...
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    My Little Sister’s Fitness Journey

    Sep 05, 2013

    Karla Martinez

    It seems like everyone is trying to be healthy these days, but this hasn’t always been the case in my house. Both my mother and grandmother are overweight, but I am most worried about my sister. She was recently diagnosed with obesity, and she’s only 11 years old.
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    My Little Sister’s Fitness Journey

    Sep 05, 2013

    Karla Martinez

    It seems like everyone is trying to be healthy these days, but this hasn’t always been the case in my house. Both my mother and grandmother are overweight, but I am most worried about my sister. She was recently diagnosed with obesity, and she’s only 11 years old.
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    Learning to Live Without Anorexia

    Aug 23, 2013

    Estephanie Aquino

    As August began, students across the nation filled with anticipation for the start of a brand new school year, and eagerly went shopping for new clothes, a new hairstyle - a new look. While teens panicked to obtain the latest fashions, an innumerable amount of teens, particularly females, were also reintroduced to harsh self-image criticism.
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    Learning to Live Without Anorexia

    Aug 23, 2013

    Estephanie Aquino

    As August began, students across the nation filled with anticipation for the start of a brand new school year, and eagerly went shopping for new clothes, a new hairstyle - a new look. While teens panicked to obtain the latest fashions, an innumerable amount of teens, particularly females, were also reintroduced to harsh self-image criticism.
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    Parents Play Key Role in Reducing Child Obesity Rates

    Jul 01, 2013

    Letisha White

    There are many opinions about what is to blame for childhood obesity, but most people agree that fast food is a huge factor. So why do parents continue to feed it to their children? Parents, knowingly or unknowingly, are basically giving their children a loaded gun.
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    Parents Play Key Role in Reducing Child Obesity Rates

    Jul 01, 2013

    Letisha White

    There are many opinions about what is to blame for childhood obesity, but most people agree that fast food is a huge factor. So why do parents continue to feed it to their children? Parents, knowingly or unknowingly, are basically giving their children a loaded gun.
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    North Long Beach Residents Struggle to Find Healthy Food

    Jan 10, 2013

    Kim Norlund, Julian Cabrera

    In any given direction from where Griselda Florinda Gomez lives on the west side of North Long Beach, there is a major grocery store within two miles. Despite this, Gomez finds it hard to access healthy, nutritious foods for herself and her children.
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    North Long Beach Residents Struggle to Find Healthy Food

    Jan 10, 2013

    Kim Norlund, Julian Cabrera

    In any given direction from where Griselda Florinda Gomez lives on the west side of North Long Beach, there is a major grocery store within two miles. Despite this, Gomez finds it hard to access healthy, nutritious foods for herself and her children.
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