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UK mulls sugar tax

British lawmakers urge the government to introduce tough measures, including a tax on sugary drinks, to help tackle childhood obesity. ||| London - British lawmakers urged the government on Monday to introduce tough measures, including...Show More Summary

To better treat obesity, doctors need to change their own diets

Several weeks ago, I was running late to my afternoon clinic. Literally, I could not move my feet fast enough. Reminiscent of 1990s childhood computer games, my Oregon Trail tempo was somewhere between strenuous and grueling. Lunch in hand, I slid into clinic just as the nurse was readying the chart of my first patient. […]

Study finds teasing girls about weight is more than a playground joke

Current research about childhood obesity has illustrated the complexity of the epidemic--how it intertwines with hunger, poverty, food deserts and socioeconomic status. A new University of Houston study examined a practice that may seem like a harmless playground antic, but could have long-lasting and harmful effects to a young girl's perception of herself and of food. read more

Childhood obesity linked to poverty, parenting style

With childhood obesity rates on the rise, a team of based researchers embarked on a study to show how authoritarian parenting and household income combine to affect kid's obesity risk.

Childhood Obesity Is Linked to Poverty and Parenting Style

Strategies to combat the rising problem need to reflect these factors, suggests new research from Concordia University.

Childhood obesity is linked to poverty and parenting style

Montreal, November 10, 2015 -- In 2013, 42 million infants and young children worldwide were overweight or obese. If current trends continue, that number will increase to 70 million by 2025, according to the World Heath Organization. It's not just genes that are the cause: socio-demographic and environmental elements are also contributing factors. Show More Summary

New study uncovers attitudes of African-American children toward overweight peers

The childhood obesity epidemic in the United States has been growing for decades. A new study focusing on African-American children shows how the issue can also impact social development. The University of Cincinnati study led by Laura Nabors, an associate professor of health promotion and education, will be featured in a poster presentation on Nov. Show More Summary

ARE ANTIBIOTICS A CAUSE OF CHILDHOOD OBESITY? “Children who are given antibiotics over the course o…

ARE ANTIBIOTICS A CAUSE OF CHILDHOOD OBESITY? “Children who are given antibiotics over the course of their childhood gain weight significantly faster than those who do not, experts have warned.” Hmm. The Insta-Daughter had a lot of antibiotics as a kid — ear infections — but she’s quite slim.

Why A Former Beer Exec Relaunched A Troubled Brazilian Food-Tech Startup To Fight Childhood Obesity

NutreBem CEO Henrique Mendes Jr. Photo supplied by Nutrebem. Henrique Mendes, Jr. spent 16 years in the brewery business,  and he knows all about the art of setting prices. Make your product too expensive, and consumers will reject it. Charge too little and your margins will suffer. These days, Mendes, a former executive at AmBev, [...]

Too Sweet to Handle: UK Health Minister Sugarcoating UK Obesity Crisis

Britain's health secretary has been accused of covering up a report into the link between sugar and childhood obesity. The apparent refusal by Jeremy Hunt to disclose a scientific review into a so-called "sugar tax" could cause "immense damage", according to Health Select Committee chair, Sarah Woolaston.

L.A. County launches campaign against childhood obesity

2 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

With one in six California kids classified as significantly overweight, Los Angeles County health officials launched a campaign this week to encourage families to drink water instead of sugary beverages and curb childhood obesity. Dr. Paul Simon, director of the Division of Chronic Disease and...

Do We Still Care About the Childhood Obesity Epidemic?

In case you missed it, President Obama has again proclaimed September as National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. And you probably did miss it, as much of the media seem to have moved on to other hot button issues. Trust me on this one - I used the Kim Kardashian Test. Show More Summary

The Fight to Keep Fresh Foods Out of Impoverished Schools

As childhood obesity rates soar in the United States, the issue has been under considerable scrutiny. There are several forces at play, especially in low-income neighborhoods. Fresh fruits and vegetables are often more expensive than their frozen, canned or dried counterparts. Show More Summary

Why You Are Going to Want to Sign Your Kids Up For Zumba . . . Now

Zumba is fighting childhood obesity one shake at a time! In honor of September being National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, Zumba is making moves to highlight the importance of exercise and healthy eating through its Zumba Moves charity. Show More Summary

Having no garden access for young children linked to childhood obesity later in childhood, English study shows

A study of 6,467 children from England shows that having no access to a garden at age 3-5 years is linked to an increased risk developing obesity by age 7 years.

Infographic: How Restaurants Are Making Children’s Meals Healthier

3 months agoHumor : The Onion

Due to high-profile exposure like the “Happy Meals bill,” which seeks to market less fattening meals to children, many restaurants across the country are trying to make their kids menus healthier and combat childhood obesity. Here are...Show More Summary

Michelle Obama talks nutrition and 'wakeup call' moment in her family's past

For National Childhood Obesity Awareness month, First Lady Michelle Obama shared with how working families can stay healthy.

Michelle Obama On The 'Wakeup Call' Moment In Her Family's Past

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness month -- and few political figures care more about the issue than First Lady Michelle Obama. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

Photovoice: A Useful Method to Learn About the Food Environment

Childhood obesity is linked to diet habits and food environment, but gaining information about these topics from children can often be difficult. Using the Photovoice method, however, researchers from the University of Minnesota were...Show More Summary

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