Being subjected to abuse during childhood entails a markedly increased risk of developing obesity as an adult. This is the conclusion of a meta-analysis carried out on previous studies, which included a total of 112,000 participants. The analysis was conducted by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, and has been published in the journal Obesity Reviews. read more
The American Heart Association (AHA) has an easy and fun way to help with the No. 1 health concern among parents – childhood obesity. September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and the EmpowerMEnt Challenge has been created to help raise awareness with families across the country. Through the EmpowerMEnt Challenge in September, your family […]
“The kids used to say ‘Look out, Pudge is having a big mac attack, get out of her way.” Andrea Green can still recall the cruel taunts from her childhood. Considered almost morbidly obese from a young age. Andrea grew to be an adult who lived in her body, but didn’t live for it. Then, [...]
Ann Arbor, MI, August 27, 2014 — Childhood obesity in the United States remains high. A tax on sugar-sweetened beverages such as sodas, energy drinks, sweet teas, and sports drinks would reduce obesity in adolescents more than otherShow More Summary
Researchers have identified a new culprit in the epidemic of childhood obesity: parents who can’t even tell that their pudgy kids are overweight.
September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and to help raise awareness with families across the country, the American Heart Association (AHA) has an easy and fun way to help you with the No. 1 health concern among parents - childhood obesity.
If we want to lower childhood obesity rates, educating kids about the need to swap junk and fast food for healthier choices is essential. But is teaching students how to grow fruits and vegetables the key to getting them to come to school and engage in the academic curriculum? That's what South Bronx teacher and administrator Stephen Ritz believes. Show More Summary
Preventive medicine experts at Rush University Medical Center and Canyon Ranch Institute have teamed up to design and test a new program that tracks what students are actually choosing to eat at school meals and supports parents and caregivers in helping their child achieve a healthy lifestyle. Show More Summary
Families are an important support system, especially when it comes to health and nutrition. When the entire family is focused on health, it’s easier to keep concerns like childhood obesity at bay. In fact, in a new survey of more than 1000 women by WomensForum.com, more than one-third of moms revealed that they are regularly [...]
As first lady, Michelle Obama has campaigned against childhood obesity. In response, male right-wing media figures have launched personal attacks at her, culminating in Fox News host Keith Ablow declaring that Obama should "drop a few"...Show More Summary
Post by Jenny Erikson. Let me preface this by saying that I am not now, nor have I ever been a big fan of Michelle Obama's, or her Let's Move program to fight childhood obesity. What can I say -- I'm a Republican who values community over federal involvement. That being said. Show More Summary
An innovative physical activities guide is helping North Carolina fight childhood obesity. New research shows that when teachers direct these physical activities, young children become more active and less sedentary. "For the first time...Show More Summary
An innovative physical activities guide developed at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) is helping North Carolina fight childhood obesity. New research shows that when teachers direct these physical activities,...Show More Summary
Childhood obesity has become a “crisis,” the media tells us. In fact, it has become a First Lady Issue, with Michelle Obama behind a federal push to micromanage school lunches across the nation (because clearly, if there’s one thing we need a federal government for, it’s dictating what’s on school lunch trays). School bake sales...
I’m not normally one to promote random Internet videos, but this Strong4Life.com PSA on childhood obesity is one that every parent must see. I’ve never seen the pathway to obesity depicted so directly and accurately. It’s for this reason that many parents might find the video offensive—the truth hurts. Show More Summary
A turn-key intervention program significantly increased physical activity levels among children in daycare, a study shows. The treatment groups also achieved 91 percent of the physical activity goals in the improvement plans submitted by the directors of the daycare centers where the program was implemented.
In an effort to combat childhood obesity, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has released “Rewind the Future,” a powerful cautionary video that traces a man’s life in reverse, from his heart attack at age 32 to his childhood where his unhealthy habits began. The video is part of Strong4Life, a childhood wellness campaign by Children’s Healthcare […]
Childhood obesity remains the top health concern for children in 2014, but when asked about national concerns, adults put school violence and gun-related injuries in the top 10.
New Orleans, LA – Research led by Dr. Melinda Sothern, Professor and Director of Behavioral & Community Health at the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Public Health, reports that a turn-key intervention program significantly increased physical activity levels among children in daycare. Show More Summary
Post by Judy Dutton. Childhood obesity is a hot button topic for moms, but helping your kids shape up and slim down is much easier said than done. Many moms out there are wondering what they can do to help their kids shed some pounds...Show More Summary