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  •  - Soft drink cups of various sizes are displayed at a news conference at City Hall in New York

    Soft drink cups of various sizes are displayed at a news conference at City Hall in New York

    Posted: 5/31/2012 1:35:29 PM EST
    Soft drink cups sized (L-R) at 7 ounces, 12 ounces, 16 ounces, 32 ounces and 64 ounces are displayed at a news conference at City Hall in New York, May 31, 2012. Under a new law proposed by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, all soft drinks over 16 ounces will be banned in restaurants and stores that fall under the jurisdiction of New York City. The proposed law is a part of the mayor's Obesity Task Force initiative and is aimed at lowering city-wide obesity. REUTERS/Andrew Burton (UNITED STATESHEALTH POLITICS - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH BUSINESS)
  •  - A 64-ounce drink is displayed alongside other soft drink cup sizes at a news conference at City Hall in New York

    A 64-ounce drink is displayed alongside other soft drink cup sizes at a news conference at City Hall in New York

    Posted: 5/31/2012 1:32:39 PM EST
    A 64-ounce drink is displayed alongside other soft drink cup sizes at a news conference at City Hall in New York, May 31, 2012. Under a new law proposed by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, all soft drinks over 16 ounces will be banned in restaurants and stores that fall under the jurisdiction of New York City. The proposed law is a part of the mayor's Obesity Task Force initiative and is aimed at lowering city-wide obesity. REUTERS/Andrew Burton (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH POLITICS)
  •  - A student in the Lookout Mountain Preschool enjoys a fruit kabob with his mother at a healthy school party for mother's day in Golden

    A student in the Lookout Mountain Preschool enjoys a fruit kabob with his mother at a healthy school party for mother's day in Golden

    Posted: 5/15/2012 3:55:19 PM EST
    Jack Robinett, 4-year-old student in the Lookout Mountain Preschool, enjoys a fruit kabob with his mother Molly at a healthy school party for mother's day in Golden, Colorado May 10, 2012. Colorado has the second fastest growing childhood obesity rate in the nation says non-profit LiveWell Colorado with only 20 percent of kids in the state eating the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables. Groups like Livewell are working to reduce childhood obesity by supporting parents interested in providing healthy snacks at school parties instead of the traditional sweets like cupcakes brought in for birthdays. Photo taken May 10, 2012. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH EDUCATION SOCIETY)
  •  - The food at the Lookout Mountain Preschool including fruit kabobs are readied for a healthy school party for Mother's Day in Golden

    The food at the Lookout Mountain Preschool including fruit kabobs are readied for a healthy school party for Mother's Day in Golden

    Posted: 5/15/2012 3:55:10 PM EST
    The food at the Lookout Mountain Preschool including fruit kabobs are readied for a healthy school party for Mother's Day in Golden, Colorado May 10, 2012. Colorado has the second fastest growing childhood obesity rate in the nation says non-profit LiveWell Colorado with only 20 percent of kids in the state eating the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables. Groups like Livewell are working to reduce childhood obesity by supporting parents interested in providing healthy snacks at school parties instead of the traditional sweets like cupcakes brought in for birthdays. Photo taken May 10, 2012. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH EDUCATION SOCIETY)
  •  - Students and parents in the Lookout Mountain Preschool a variety of healthy snacks at a school party for Mother's Day in Golden

    Students and parents in the Lookout Mountain Preschool a variety of healthy snacks at a school party for Mother's Day in Golden

    Posted: 5/15/2012 3:55:02 PM EST
    Students and parents in the Lookout Mountain Preschool a variety of healthy snacks at a school party for Mother's Day in Golden, Colorado May 10, 2012. Colorado has the second fastest growing childhood obesity rate in the nation says non-profit LiveWell Colorado with only 20 percent of kids in the state eating the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables. Groups like Livewell are working to reduce childhood obesity by supporting parents interested in providing healthy snacks at school parties instead of the traditional sweets like cupcakes brought in for birthdays. Photo taken May 10, 2012. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH EDUCATION SOCIETY)
  •  - Kaylan Lessen, 2, a sibling of a student in the Lookout Mountain Preschool takes a fruit kabob at a school party for mother's day in Golden

    Kaylan Lessen, 2, a sibling of a student in the Lookout Mountain Preschool takes a fruit kabob at a school party for mother's day in Golden

    Posted: 5/15/2012 3:54:51 PM EST
    Kaylan Lessen, 2, a sibling of a student in the Lookout Mountain Preschool takes a fruit kabob at a healthy school party for mother's day in Golden, Colorado May 10, 2012. Colorado has the second fastest growing childhood obesity rate in the nation says non-profit LiveWell Colorado with only 20 percent of kids in the state eating the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables. Groups like Livewell are working to reduce childhood obesity by supporting parents interested in providing healthy snacks at school parties instead of the traditional sweets like cupcakes brought in for birthdays. Photo taken May 10, 2012. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH EDUCATION SOCIETY)
  •  - Maria Sandoval, a student in the Munroe Elementary School after-school garden club chops vegetables to put in a stir fry dish she would help cook in Denver

    Maria Sandoval, a student in the Munroe Elementary School after-school garden club chops vegetables to put in a stir fry dish she would help cook in Denver

    Posted: 5/15/2012 3:54:43 PM EST
    Maria Sandoval, a student in the Munroe Elementary School after-school garden club chops vegetables to put in a stir fry dish she would help cook in Denver, Colorado May 9, 2012. The students learn to grow and prepare healthy meals in the school's garden club with some of the food going to the school's lunch program. Colorado has the second fastest growing childhood obesity rate in the nation says non-profit LiveWell Colorado. Groups like Livewell are working to reduce childhood obesity by supporting school gardens, especially in low income areas, to provide learning about healthy food while actually providing nourishment. Studies have shown that children are more likely to try eating fresh fruit and vegetables if they are involved in growing them. Photo taken May 9, 2012. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH EDUCATION SOCIETY)
  •  - Students in the Munroe Elementary School after-school garden club plant young plants in Denver

    Students in the Munroe Elementary School after-school garden club plant young plants in Denver

    Posted: 5/15/2012 3:54:31 PM EST
    A student in the Munroe Elementary School after-school garden club plant young vegetable plants in Denver, Colorado May 9, 2012. The students learn to grow and prepare healthy meals in the school's garden club with some of the food going to the school's lunch program. Colorado has the second fastest growing childhood obesity rate in the nation says non-profit LiveWell Colorado. Groups like Livewell are working to reduce childhood obesity by supporting school gardens, especially in low income areas, to provide learning about healthy food while actually providing nourishment. Studies have shown that children are more likely to try eating fresh fruit and vegetables if they are involved in growing them. Photo taken May 9, 2012. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH EDUCATION SOCIETY)
  •  - Ruby Mendoza, a student in the Munroe Elementary School gardening club enjoys a meal she helped prepare by growing and chopping vegetables at the school in Denver

    Ruby Mendoza, a student in the Munroe Elementary School gardening club enjoys a meal she helped prepare by growing and chopping vegetables at the school in Denver

    Posted: 5/15/2012 3:54:22 PM EST
    Ruby Mendoza, a student in the Munroe Elementary School gardening club, enjoys a meal she helped prepare by growing and chopping vegetables at the school in Denver, Colorado May 9, 2012. The students learn to grow and prepare healthy meals in the school's garden club with some of the food going to the school's lunch program. Colorado has the second fastest growing childhood obesity rate in the nation says non-profit LiveWell Colorado. Groups like Livewell are working to reduce childhood obesity by supporting school gardens, especially in low income areas, to provide learning about healthy food while actually providing nourishment. Studies have shown that children are more likely to try eating fresh fruit and vegetables if they are involved in growing them. Photo taken May 9, 2012. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH EDUCATION SOCIETY)
  •  - Maria Sandoval, a student in the Munroe Elementary School gardening club enjoys a meal she helped prepare by growing and chopping vegetables at the school in Denver

    Maria Sandoval, a student in the Munroe Elementary School gardening club enjoys a meal she helped prepare by growing and chopping vegetables at the school in Denver

    Posted: 5/15/2012 3:54:17 PM EST
    Maria Sandoval, a student in the Munroe Elementary School gardening club enjoys a meal she helped prepare by growing and chopping vegetables at the school in Denver, Colorado May 9, 2012. The students learn to grow and prepare healthy meals in the school's garden club with some of the food going to the school's lunch program. Colorado has the second fastest growing childhood obesity rate in the nation says non-profit LiveWell Colorado. Groups like Livewell are working to reduce childhood obesity by supporting school gardens, especially in low income areas, to provide learning about healthy food while actually providing nourishment. Studies have shown that children are more likely to try eating fresh fruit and vegetables if they are involved in growing them. Photo taken May 9, 2012. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH EDUCATION SOCIETY)
  •  - Students in the Munroe Elementary School after-school garden club chop vegetables to put in a stir fry dish they would cook in Denver

    Students in the Munroe Elementary School after-school garden club chop vegetables to put in a stir fry dish they would cook in Denver

    Posted: 5/15/2012 3:54:08 PM EST
    Students in the Munroe Elementary School after-school garden club Anai Carrillo (L) and Jessica Grimaldo chop vegetables to put in a stir-fry dish they would cook in Denver, Colorado May 9, 2012. The students learn to grow and prepare healthy meals in the school's garden club with some of the food going to the school's lunch program. Colorado has the second fastest growing childhood obesity rate in the nation says non-profit LiveWell Colorado. Groups like Livewell are working to reduce childhood obesity by supporting school gardens, especially in low income areas, to provide learning about healthy food while actually providing nourishment. Studies have shown that children are more likely to try eating fresh fruit and vegetables if they are involved in growing them. Photo taken May 9, 2012. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH EDUCATION SOCIETY)
  •  - Students in the Munroe Elementary School after-school garden club chop vegetables to put in a stir fry dish they would cook in Denver

    Students in the Munroe Elementary School after-school garden club chop vegetables to put in a stir fry dish they would cook in Denver

    Posted: 5/15/2012 3:53:57 PM EST
    Students in the Munroe Elementary School after-school garden club (L-R) Anai Carrillo, Jessica Grimaldo, Andrea Torres and Sandaley Haileseolph at the table in the foreground chop vegetables to put in a stir fry dish they would cook in Denver, Colorado May 9, 2012. The students learn to grow and prepare healthy meals in the school's garden club, with some of the food going to the school's lunch program. Colorado has the second fastest growing childhood obesity rate in the nation says non-profit LiveWell Colorado. Groups like Livewell are working to reduce childhood obesity by supporting school gardens, especially in low income areas, to provide learning about healthy food while actually providing nourishment. Studies have shown that children are more likely to try eating fresh fruit and vegetables if they are involved in growing them. Photo taken May 9, 2012. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH EDUCATION SOCIETY)
  •  - Students in the Munroe Elementary School after-school garden club show off plants they were going to plant in the schools garden in Denver

    Students in the Munroe Elementary School after-school garden club show off plants they were going to plant in the schools garden in Denver

    Posted: 5/15/2012 3:53:46 PM EST
    Students in the Munroe Elementary School after-school garden club (L-R) Fatima Sandoval, Ruby Mendoza, Maria Sandoval and Naomi Ba?uelos show off plants they were going to plant in the school's garden in Denver, Colorado May 9, 2012. The students learn to grow and prepare healthy meals in the school's garden club, with some of the food going to the school's lunch program. Colorado has the second fastest growing childhood obesity rate in the nation says non-profit LiveWell Colorado. Groups like Livewell are working to reduce childhood obesity by supporting school gardens, especially in low income areas, to provide learning about healthy food while actually providing nourishment. Studies have shown that children are more likely to try eating fresh fruit and vegetables if they are involved in growing them. Photo taken May 9, 2012. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH EDUCATION SOCIETY)
  •  - Students in the Munroe Elementary School after-school garden club prepare to plant new plants in Denver

    Students in the Munroe Elementary School after-school garden club prepare to plant new plants in Denver

    Posted: 5/15/2012 3:53:38 PM EST
    Students in the Munroe Elementary School after-school garden club prepare to plant new plants in Denver, Colorado May 9, 2012. The students learn to grow and prepare healthy meals in the school's garden club, with some of the food going to the school's lunch program. Colorado has the second fastest growing childhood obesity rate in the nation says non-profit LiveWell Colorado. Groups like Livewell are working to reduce childhood obesity by supporting school gardens, especially in low income areas, to provide learning about healthy food while actually providing nourishment. Studies have shown that children are more likely to try eating fresh fruit and vegetables if they are involved in growing them. Photo taken May 9, 2012. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH EDUCATION SOCIETY)
  •  - Students at Munroe Elementary School clean spinach leaves in the school garden in Denver

    Students at Munroe Elementary School clean spinach leaves in the school garden in Denver

    Posted: 5/15/2012 3:53:30 PM EST
    Students at Munroe Elementary School clean spinach leaves in the school garden in Denver, Colorado May 9, 2012. The students learn to grow and prepare healthy meals in the school's garden club, with some of the food going to the school's lunch program. Colorado has the second fastest growing childhood obesity rate in the nation says non-profit LiveWell Colorado. Groups like Livewell are working to reduce childhood obesity by supporting school gardens, especially in low income areas, to provide learning about healthy food while actually providing nourishment. Studies have shown that children are more likely to try eating fresh fruit and vegetables if they are involved in growing them. Photo taken May 9, 2012. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH EDUCATION SOCIETY)
  •  - Students at Rose Hill Elementary School participate in a running race during physical education class in Commerce City

    Students at Rose Hill Elementary School participate in a running race during physical education class in Commerce City

    Posted: 5/15/2012 3:53:23 PM EST
    Students at Rose Hill Elementary School (L-R) Alexis Reubenstein, Delmy Roman-Sanchez and Jesus Anguiano participate in a running race during physical education class in Commerce City, Colorado May 1, 2012. Forty-three percent of the children at Rose Hill are on track to be obese according to the school's principal and Colorado has the second fastest growing childhood obesity rate in the nation says non-profit LiveWell Colorado. Groups like Livewell are working to reduce childhood obesity by supporting a state law mandating 30 minutes of activity per day including exercising in the classroom, not just at recess. Photo taken May 1, 2012. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH EDUCATION SOCIETY)
  •  - Students at Rose Hill Elementary School (L-R) Destiny Huges, Alexis Reubenstein and Sami Escadjeda choose the salad bar for lunch in Commerce City

    Students at Rose Hill Elementary School (L-R) Destiny Huges, Alexis Reubenstein and Sami Escadjeda choose the salad bar for lunch in Commerce City

    Posted: 5/15/2012 3:53:18 PM EST
    Students at Rose Hill Elementary School (L-R) Destiny Huges, Alexis Reubenstein and Sami Escadjeda choose the salad bar for lunch in Commerce City, Colorado May 1, 2012 instead of hamburgers and potatoes that were offered this day. Forty-three percent of the children at Rose Hill are on track to be obese according to the school's principal and Colorado has the second fastest growing childhood obesity rate in the nation says non-profit LiveWell Colorado. Groups like Livewell are working to reduce childhood obesity by supporting schools with culinary bootcamps to teach school kitchens how to provide healthier meals to students. Photo taken May 1, 2012. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH EDUCATION SOCIETY)
  •  - Students at Rose Hill Elementary School including Yamilet Hinojos and Yasmine Pinela choose the salad bar for lunch in Commerce City

    Students at Rose Hill Elementary School including Yamilet Hinojos and Yasmine Pinela choose the salad bar for lunch in Commerce City

    Posted: 5/15/2012 3:53:10 PM EST
    Students at Rose Hill Elementary School including Yamilet Hinojos (R) and Yasmine Pinela (L) choose the salad bar for lunch in Commerce City, Colorado May 1, 2012 instead of hamburgers and potatoes that was offered this day. Forty-three percent of the children at Rose Hill are on track to be obese according to the school's principal and Colorado has the second fastest growing childhood obesity rate in the nation says non-profit LiveWell Colorado. Groups like Livewell are working to reduce childhood obesity by supporting schools with culinary bootcamps to teach school kitchens how to provide healthier meals to students. Photo taken May 1, 2012. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH EDUCATION SOCIETY)
  •  - Students at Rose Hill Elementary School including Christian Jimenez-Rodriguez and Jesus Martinez-Padilla enjoy their lunch in Commerce City

    Students at Rose Hill Elementary School including Christian Jimenez-Rodriguez and Jesus Martinez-Padilla enjoy their lunch in Commerce City

    Posted: 5/15/2012 3:53:03 PM EST
    Students at Rose Hill Elementary School including Christian Jimenez-Rodriguez (L) and Jesus Martinez-Padilla (R) enjoy their lunch in Commerce City, Colorado May 1, 2012 with some students choosing the daily salad bar (R) over the hamburgers and potatoes (L) that was offered this day. Forty-three percent of the children at Rose Hill are on track to be obese according to the school's principal and Colorado has the second fastest growing childhood obesity rate in the nation says non-profit LiveWell Colorado. Groups like Livewell are working to reduce childhood obesity by supporting schools with culinary bootcamps to teach school kitchens how to provide healthier meals to students. Photo taken May 1, 2012. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH EDUCATION SOCIETY)
  •  - Students at Rose Hill Elementary School jump around doing a counting exercise that is also aerobic exercise in their classroom in Commerce City

    Students at Rose Hill Elementary School jump around doing a counting exercise that is also aerobic exercise in their classroom in Commerce City

    Posted: 5/15/2012 3:52:55 PM EST
    Students at Rose Hill Elementary School (L-R) Gabrielle Lobo, Tia Segovia, Adrianna Granados, Ashaureah Irvin and Trissity Hull jump around doing a counting exercise that is also aerobic exercise in their classroom in Commerce City, Colorado May 1, 2012. Colorado has the second fastest growing childhood obesity rate in the nation says non-profit LiveWell Colorado. Groups like Livewell are working to reduce childhood obesity by supporting a state law mandating 30 minutes of activity per day including exercising in the classroom, not just at recess. Photo taken May 1, 2012. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH EDUCATION SOCIETY)