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Community-based programs may help prevent childhood obesity

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (2 years ago)

When it comes to confronting childhood obesity, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health conclude that community-based approaches are important. A systematic review of childhood obesity prevention programs ...

Hopping Into Action: Research Aims To Prevent Obesity By Reaching Parents, Young Children Through Child Care

Health : Medical News Today (3 years ago)

A Kansas State University research group is jumping ahead to improve nutrition and physical activity among young children and prevent childhood obesity. The researchers -- led by David Dzewaltowski, professor and kinesiology departm...

Families with Preschoolers Buying Fewer High Calorie Foods and Beverages

Health : Newswise Medical News (10 months ago)

Families with young children are purchasing fewer high calorie drinks and processed foods, which may be a factor in declining rates of childhood obesity, finds a new report in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

White House's Childhood Obesity Task Force Must Focus on Providing Treatment for Minority Children

Health : Newswise Medical News (4 years ago)

To achieve the goals laid out by the White House's Childhood Obesity Task Force, researchers concluded that a shared emphasis on both obesity prevention and treatment strategies is required. Prevention programs alone cannot appropri...

Eliminating 64 calories per day on average would allow the US childhood obesity prevention goals to be met

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (3 years ago)

In order for the nation to achieve goals set by the federal government for reducing obesity rates by 2020, children in the United States would need to eliminate an average of 64 excess calories per day, researchers calculated in a n...

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