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Obesity war has allies, many battle fronts

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New playgrounds. New gardens. A new freezer. These are some of the Schenectady County anti-obesity projects made possible by a federal grant that seeks to promote physical activity and nutrition. The measures sound simple, but can make a big difference. At one city school, an assessment revealed that about a quarter of students spent their recess sitting around; after a new playground was installed, that number dropped to 6 percent, according to Glynnis Hunt, the ...

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