The UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind program, which fights childhood obesity by installing comprehensive fitness programs in middle and high schools, has formed an academic advisory council of leading experts in physical education, fitness and wellness.
(NASA/Johnson Space Center) Getting kids interested in health and fitness is never easy, but tell them they are going to "train like an astronaut" and they suddenly can't wait to know more. As a response to the childhood obesity epidemic, NASA introduced Mission X: Train like an Astronaut in 2011. Show More Summary
(Florida State University) People who experience unpredictable childhoods face a higher risk of becoming obese as adults.
People with unpredictable childhoods are more likely to become obese as adults, according to new research.
Fathers are becoming more involved with raising children, but limited research has examined their association with childhood obesity.
A factor that has been linked to childhood obesity is restrictive feeding practices by primary caregivers, the implication being that it may interfere with a child's ability to learn to self-regulate food intake. When a child is overweight, parents tend to use more controlling, restrictive feeding practices. Show More Summary
(University of Liverpool) New research from the University of Liverpool, published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood journal, shows a strong link between childhood obesity and hip diseases in childhood.
Parents serve as their children's role models, and they buy most of the food their children eat. With that in mind, researchers from the University of Florida, Rutgers University and West Virginia University will work with a five-year, $4 million grant to try to change home eating habits to help curb obesity.
Massachusetts Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration Project (MA-CORD)
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A comprehensive program to reduce or prevent childhood obesity in low-income communities led to significant improvements in obesity-related measures among children cared for at a Massachusetts community health center.
(Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health) A large-scale effort to reduce childhood obesity in two low-income Massachusetts communities resulted in some modest improvements among schoolchildren over a relatively short period of time,...Show More Summary
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) A factor that has been linked to childhood obesity is restrictive feeding practices by primary caregivers, the implication being that it may interfere with a child's ability to learn to self-regulate food intake. Show More Summary
The U.S. has the highest rate of childhood obesity in the world's most populous nations.
(American Gastroenterological Association) There may soon be a new tool in the fight against childhood obesity. Prebiotics reduce body fat in children who are overweight or obese by altering their gut microbiota, according to new research published in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA). Show More Summary
Scientists say there is a clear link between having a TV in your bedroom as a young child and becoming overwieght later in childhood Children who have a television in their bedroom at the age of seven are more likely to become overweight,...Show More Summary
(National Institute of Food and Agriculture ) The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced more than $6.6 million for 10 grants to combat childhood obesity, a public health issue that affects one in five school-aged children. Show More Summary
Obesity in childhood has long term health implications stretching into adulthood, a new study reveals.
In a bid to fight childhood obesity, the NSW Department Of Education has issued a blacklist of food it wants to see banned or heavily restricted from school canteens. While the majority of snacks mentioned in the report won't raise any...Show More Summary
Children should be encouraged to walk to school to help us tackle the childhood obesity problem It was surely only a matter of time – that being a commodity Doctor Who possesses in abundance – before he would get to encounter space zombies on his intergalactic travels. Show More Summary
A study of nearly 600 children with multiple sclerosis reported that genes linked to low vitamin D levels and obesity contribute to the risk of developing MS in childhood. While the two are also risk factors for adult-onset MS, obesity and low vitamin D have a larger risk impact on children than adults. Show More Summary