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THE818NOW
October 3, 2011
Burbank did it's part for the national Let's Move campaign on Saturday at Johnny Carson Park. Launched by First Lady Michelle Obama, Let's Move promotes family involvement in physical activities as a means to reduce childhood obesity. Burbank Unified partnered with the city for event, with vendors showing examples of healthy school lunches. And Mayor Jess Talamantes did his part with a dance that might now be called "The Mayor. " -- Jason Wells , Times Community News -- Photos by Ross Benson
NEWS
January 27, 2012
First Lady Michelle Obama will appear on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno on Tuesday, Jan. 31 to promote Let's Move ahead of the initiative's two-year anniversary. Let's Move, launched by the first lady in February 2012, is a campaign to end childhood obesity.  Obama will also be promoting the campaign on the "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Thursday, Feb. 2.  This will be Obama's first appearance on the "The Tonight Show" as first lady. President Obama has appeared on the show twice since taking office, with his most recent appearance in October.  -- Katie Landan , Times Community News Twitter: @katielandan
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By Charles Cooper | December 1, 2006
Students in Glendale schools outperformed the state average in physical fitness testing this year. More than half the students in the fifth grade reached the minimum standards in six fitness tests authorized by the state. Among local fifth graders, 56.7 percent met the standards in all six tests, while another 26.7 percent met five out of six. Testing included aerobic capacity, body composition, abdominal strength, trunk extension strength, upper body strength and flexibility.
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By Bruce Campbell | January 16, 2010
Tyler Wright yler Wright gave the Glendale Noon Rotary Club an idea of the new direction the Glendale YMCA is going to take now that he is the director. He was the speaker at the club?s first meting of the year. The focus, he said, will be on community service, not just being a fee-based organization serving individuals needs. They are now developing new programs to combat childhood obesity, he said. Fighting childhood obesity is one of new national programs of the YMCA that will be started in Glendale.
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By Jason Wells | February 16, 2007
SOUTHWEST GLENDALE — Administrators at Glendale Memorial Hospital gave eight nonprofit organizations the financial equivalent of a shot in the arm Thursday when they doled out more than $85,000 in grants. "We depend on it," said Cathy Keen, a volunteer and past president for Glendale Healthy Kids, which received a grant for $17,500. "This is how we survive." The grants are part of an annual process in which the hospital hands out funds — equal to 5% of the hospital's total expenses for the previous year — to various charities and organizations in and around Glendale, said the Rev. Mark Jaufmann, community grants chair for the hospital.
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By Jeremy Oberstein | June 23, 2008
Skip McNevin is on a mission to reduce childhood obesity. Now he just needs the children. ?We?re hoping to get more than we had last year,? said McNevin, the founder of the Fitness Club for Kids and father of three. ?I think we?ll do it.? The club is a La Cañada Flintridge-based nonprofit summer program run in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation. McNevin founded the program in 2007 with the help of West Coast Boot Camp founder Adrian Pietrariu.
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By Mary O’Keefe | October 12, 2007
The sidewalks around Crescenta Valley were a little more crowded on Oct. 3 with children walking to school. They joined kids around the world in the International Walk to School Day. The idea of one day being set aside to have children walk to school began in 1997 in Chicago, which was modeled after a program in the United Kingdom. The day was a way to bring awareness of children?s safety as well as making communities more accessible for walkers. By 2002, all 50 states had schools participating in the walk to school day. As the program grew it was obvious that the benefit went beyond safety and sidewalk availability to becoming a way to bring attention to the growing problem of childhood obesity.
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By Kris Rudolph | August 4, 2006
With roughly 12 percent of white children ages 6-11 in California being overweight and nearly 24 percent of the youngsters in the Mexican American population (Report of the California Task Force for Childhood Obesity, 2004), the Kraft organization feels something needs to be done. Kraft introduced a new program called Salsa, Sabor y Salud , or Food, Fun and Fitness, that addresses the problem of obesity across the nation, particularly among the Latino community. According to the Kraft Web site, over the course of eight sessions, the program helps families take small steps to change their daily routines and eating habits, adding up to major lifestyle improvements.
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By Mary Catherine Holcomb | July 28, 2011
It's official: I actually have followers for Fit for Life that don't have the same last name as me. One reader was kind enough to answer my request for information on a local running club. What he told me was that there is a running club at Crescenta-Canada Family YMCA with Maggie on Mondays at 9:30 a.m.; Fridays at 6 p.m. with Iradj and Sundays at 7 a.m. with Iradj. Not only did I find out about that particular club, but I also was lucky enough to find a running club in Glendale that targets youth.
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January 27, 2012
First Lady Michelle Obama will appear on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno on Tuesday, Jan. 31 to promote Let's Move ahead of the initiative's two-year anniversary. Let's Move, launched by the first lady in February 2012, is a campaign to end childhood obesity.  Obama will also be promoting the campaign on the "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Thursday, Feb. 2.  This will be Obama's first appearance on the "The Tonight Show" as first lady. President Obama has appeared on the show twice since taking office, with his most recent appearance in October.  -- Katie Landan , Times Community News Twitter: @katielandan
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THE818NOW
October 3, 2011
Burbank did it's part for the national Let's Move campaign on Saturday at Johnny Carson Park. Launched by First Lady Michelle Obama, Let's Move promotes family involvement in physical activities as a means to reduce childhood obesity. Burbank Unified partnered with the city for event, with vendors showing examples of healthy school lunches. And Mayor Jess Talamantes did his part with a dance that might now be called "The Mayor. " -- Jason Wells , Times Community News -- Photos by Ross Benson
NEWS
By Mary Catherine Holcomb | July 28, 2011
It's official: I actually have followers for Fit for Life that don't have the same last name as me. One reader was kind enough to answer my request for information on a local running club. What he told me was that there is a running club at Crescenta-Canada Family YMCA with Maggie on Mondays at 9:30 a.m.; Fridays at 6 p.m. with Iradj and Sundays at 7 a.m. with Iradj. Not only did I find out about that particular club, but I also was lucky enough to find a running club in Glendale that targets youth.
NEWS
By Bruce Campbell | January 16, 2010
Tyler Wright yler Wright gave the Glendale Noon Rotary Club an idea of the new direction the Glendale YMCA is going to take now that he is the director. He was the speaker at the club?s first meting of the year. The focus, he said, will be on community service, not just being a fee-based organization serving individuals needs. They are now developing new programs to combat childhood obesity, he said. Fighting childhood obesity is one of new national programs of the YMCA that will be started in Glendale.
FEATURES
January 26, 2009
YMCA can aid obesity fight I read the article “Inspiring kids to be healthy, active” (Wednesday), and it caught my attention because it was really interesting. It had good messages for kids, and especially for people who are obese. Your article has good details because you covered all the important things like why fitness is important especially for young people, and how people can have a good relationship with others. Obesity can be considered a big problem in this country; therefore, this article can help people to think more about losing weight.
NEWS
By Jeremy Oberstein | June 23, 2008
Skip McNevin is on a mission to reduce childhood obesity. Now he just needs the children. ?We?re hoping to get more than we had last year,? said McNevin, the founder of the Fitness Club for Kids and father of three. ?I think we?ll do it.? The club is a La Cañada Flintridge-based nonprofit summer program run in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation. McNevin founded the program in 2007 with the help of West Coast Boot Camp founder Adrian Pietrariu.
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By Chris Wiebe | February 7, 2008
Glendale resident Kingi Santiel has something to prove. At 34, Santiel is six years too old to be eligible to train for the prestigious U.S. Navy’s SEAL forces, which has a cutoff of 28. But it is a goal he has kept alive since his teens. But this weekend, Santiel wants to get the Navy to change its mind when he competes in the SEAL Fitness Challenge at UCLA, where participants test their physical fitness against the Navy’s standards — doing push-ups, chin-ups, a 1.5-mile run, a 500-yard swim and other tests of strength and agility.
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By PATRICK AZADIAN | November 17, 2007
Talking about obesity is difficult. The border between being judgmental about someone’s external appearance and genuine concern is often blurry. And when it comes to discussion of child obesity, the topic becomes even harder to touch. According to the World Health Organization, childhood obesity is already an epidemic in some areas. An estimated 22 million children under the age of 5 are estimated to be overweight worldwide. According to the U.S. surgeon general, the number of overweight children in America has doubled, and the number of overweight adults has tripled since 1980.
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