Television, the internet, and video games are often cited as reasons so many of America's children are obese. Ironically, several new curriculum programs that use some of the same technologies blamed for contributing to childhood obesity are encouraging the nation's youth to adopt healthier lifestyles.

Awareness about the severity of childhood obesity plaguing the nation's children was heightened by a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study said nearly a third of boys and girls ages 2 to 19 are overweight. The number of overweight boys has increased by


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