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A government survey found 44 percent of school districts banned junk food from vending machines last year, up from 30 percent in 2006. (PAUL J.RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

CDC: 44 Percent Of US School Districts Ban Junk Food Vending Machines

There’s been a big shift in how many school districts take money from soda companies and ban junk food from vending machines, health officials say.

08/27/2013

File photo of children learning about exercising. (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Childhood Obesity Rates Fell In 18 States

Health officials say they have the first evidence of a national decline in childhood obesity.

08/06/2013

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