As First Lady Michelle Obama implements a national plan to end the U.S.'s childhood obesity epidemic, Betty Ann Bowser looks at the battle being waged in Mississippi against the fried foods that have become traditional staples in the state.
While American schools celebrate National School Lunch week, many are making efforts to provide meals that are both tasty and health conscious. The NewsHour reports on such efforts in St. Paul, Minn., schools.
Fifteen percent of American teenagers are obese. Now, some doctors are suggesting that gastric band surgery can help those most overweight. The NewsHour looks into the surgery, which involves placing an inflatable band around the stomach.
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