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Childhood Obesity Plan Forgets About Babies and Toddlers

Childhood obesity can be tackled from birth – so why aren’t we doing anything about it? The post Childhood Obesity Plan Forgets About Babies and Toddlers appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Mayo Clinic Minute: Does Folic Acid Prevent Childhood Obesity?

Health care professionals have known for decades that women of childbearing age should take folic acid, because it reduces a baby's risk of being born with the neural tube defect, spina bifida. New research shows there may be another good reason for mothers-to-be to take the mineral — it may prevent obesity in children. In […]

Liverpool Politician Wants to Ban Coca Cola Christmas Truck Over Obesity Worries

A British politician is calling for a ban on Coca Cola’s illuminated Christmas truck this holiday season, citing childhood obesity concerns.

UK childhood obesity plan is a spineless, worthless document

The long-awaited “robust strategy” to stem an epidemic of UK childhood obesity has morphed into a feeble, industry-pleasing half-measure, says Tam Fry

Coca-Cola says the UK government's soft drinks tax will damage businesses and won't reduce obesity (KO)

Coca-Cola says the UK government's plan announced Thursday to introduce a soft drinks tax will only serve to hurt consumers, damage businesses, and that it won't cut obesity rates. The Childhood Obesity Plan outlines the government's aim to introduce a levy on soft drinks. Show More Summary

The UK government's plan to cut childhood obesity is being called 'weak' and 'embarrassing'

The UK government's long awaited strategy to cut childhood obesity in the country is being criticised by medical experts and campaigners who say the Childhood Obesity Plan, published Thursday, is watered down and does not go far enough...Show More Summary

Childhood obesity strategy stops short of banning junk food ads

The UK government plans to tackle childhood obesity by increasing sport in schools and encouraging food companies to include less sugar in their products

Study links child obesity at age 9-11 years to gestational diabetes in mother

New research shows an increased risk of childhood obesity at age 9-11 years when the mother has had gestational diabetes during pregnancy. Childhood obesity has increased dramatically in both developed and developing countries.

Michelle Obama’s School Food Program UNDER FIRE For Making Kids FAT!

First lady Michelle Obama has devoted much of her power from the White House to combating childhood obesity. She does this by making school lunch times a hellish experience, so

Study links child obesity at age 9-11 years to gestational diabetes in mother

New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) shows an increased risk of childhood obesity at age 9-11 years when the mother has had gestational diabetes during pregnancy. The study is by Dr Gang Hu, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA, and colleagues. read more

Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Program Proven to Be a FAILURE – Making Kids Fat

While childhood obesity is, in fact, an issue. However, Michelle Obama is going about fixing it the wrong way. According to a government study, her school lunch plans are actually

Study: Some black teens may feel pulled between health and hair

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - As a childhood obesity expert and black woman, Susan Woolford, M.D., MPH, knows that some girls and women in the black community feel as if they have to choose between their health and their hair. Gym class, school sports and other exercise routines bring important health benefits. Show More Summary

Marisa Sanfilippo: California Teacher Dances Her Way Into Breaking World Records, Raising Money to Fight Childhood Obesity

I recently discovered Carrie Swidecki on Twitter, second grade teacher, multi world record holder, dance record holder, and former US Just Dance Champ... Read more: Guinness World Records, Charity, Good Causes, Childhood Obesity, Good News News

Take The Latest Findings On Childhood Obesity With A Grain Of Salt

Why would later bedtimes in preschoolers correlate with higher obesity as teens? This question was originally answered on Quora by Jane Chin.

Leaked U.K. Childhood Obesity Draft Report Underwhelms Public Health Campaigners

In a blow to campaigners fighting childhood obesity in the U.K., a leaked copy of the government’s long-awaited Childhood Obesity Strategy(COS) revealed a number of public health promises have been abandoned. Pressure from the food and drink industry has resulted in a watered down strategy, The Times reported. Show More Summary

Hungry Parents May Feed Their Kids More, UF Study Finds

The hungrier parents are at mealtimes, a new study shows, the more they may feed their young children, which could have implications for childhood obesity.

Home-Based Intervention Aims to Curb Childhood Tooth Decay and Obesity in the Bronx

More than one-third of Bronx residents are born outside of the United States. Often separated from family, challenged by language barriers, unfamiliar with health resources, and burdened by poverty, they are at high risk for health problems. And these risks extend to their young children.

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