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As part of a fellowship project examining a watered-down school exercise law in Colorado, I-News Network built a searchable database that presents demographic data for each school district.

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A 2011 Colorado law requiring 30 minutes of physical activity a day for elementary students was supposed to mark a new tool in the fight against childhood obesity – but in reality it did little more than reinforce the status quo. The reason: The measure was gutted during the legislative process.

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Like adults, children are suffering from "middle-age spread" -- too many calories and not enough exercise. And like adults, they are taking pills to accommodate the conditions instead of making lifestyle changes.

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Working as a team for NBC4 Southern California my colleague Melissa Pamer and I will take on and humanize a hot topic as part of our 2013 California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowship: childhood obesity.

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My colleague Michelle Valles and I plan a unique online-broadcast collaboration that we'll begin to realize through the California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowship this month. We believe a focus on food will let us be more personal in our storytelling and more intimate with our subjects.

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An expert told this reporter in an interview about childhood obesity that it remains a major threat to kids’ health, the emotional issues surrounding it are at least as important – if not more so. And these issues aren’t covered often in the media.

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A study last week by researchers at UCLA published in the journal Academic Pediatrics garnered surprisingly few headlines. What makes this study unique is that it is the first to examine and discover that obesity parallels a long list of other health conditions in children.

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Even with major initiatives from such high-profile entities as the NFL and First Lady Michelle Obama pounding the message of exercising and healthy eating, childhood obesity in the U.S shows few signs of abating. Could more influential policy be the answer?

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This Thursday, as part of the 2012 National Health Journalism Fellowship in Los Angeles, investigative reporter Duff Wilson will address the story that has everyone talking about food lobbying: How Washington went soft on childhood obesity. I asked him via email about how he did that story.

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