It goes without saying that the United States' childhood obesity rates are beyond problematic -- approximately 17 percent of kids and adolescents in this country struggle with their weight. But it's going to take transcending depressing...Show More Summary
Strategies aimed at reducing childhood obesity should acknowledge individuals' rational taste preferences and apply insights from behavioral economics to design choice architecture that increases their likelihood of success, say twoShow More Summary
Dear Mr. Dad: I’m concerned about my 12-year-old son. He’s been putting on a lot of weight lately and I’m worried that he’s going to develop some serious health problems. I’ve tried to interest him in doing more physical activity, but it doesn’t seem to work. Show More Summary
Body mass index during infancy may help predict if a child will be obese by age 4. A new study suggests that better understanding of infant growth patterns may lead to more effective early obesity prevention.
Body mass index during infancy may help predict if a child will be obese by age 4. A study in a cohort with a majority of African-American children suggests that better understanding of infant growth patterns may lead to more effective early obesity prevention.
It's pretty clear from lots of research that high-sugar drinks are a contributor to the childhood obesity crisis, and that many parents are worried about this. Yet despite some declines, and efforts to curb the size of these liquid candy containers, sales keep bumping along.Read full article >>
The very same technological innovations that chain us to our office desks have lured our youngest generation indoors. Instead of physically exploring the world around them, many children spend their free time staring at glowing screens. Show More Summary
Under pressure to help fight childhood obesity, another major fast food chain makes a change
For the first time, researchers studied the effects of gestational weight gain on childhood obesity risk among a multi-ethnic urban population. The researchers determined that excessive pregnancy weight gain was associated with greater overall and abdominal body fat in children and obesity at age seven. Show More Summary
UCLA Health System and the Sound Body Sound Mind Foundation have formed a partnership to provide practical ways to combat childhood obesity and promote healthy lifestyles in Los Angeles.
"Secure, healthy caregiving is just as important as genetic factors in preventing physical and emotional problems," according to South Dakota State University nursing professor Marylou Mylant. That's the premise behind research on strengthening families to fight a dramatic increase in obesity among Native American preschoolers. Show More Summary
If San Francisco wants to curb childhood obesity, they might be off banning divorce than banning soda, according to a new study from San Francisco State University which found that children of recently separated or divorced families are likelier to drink sugar-sweetened beverages than children in families where the parents are married. read more
Summary: Many people are blaming advertising for the obesity epidemic across the well-developed nations. The United States has a "big" problem with obesity, and our sister nation, Great Britain, has the highest childhood obesity rate in Western Europe. With well-developed nations comes well-oiled, corporate machines. Show More Summary
With rising childhood obesity rates and the increasing illnesses that accompany a sedentary lifestyle, it’s no secret that kids should be encouraged to get outside and engage in active play. As the lower temperatures approach, so does...Show More Summary
Dear Mr. Dad: The statistics on childhood obesity and all the associated health risks seem to get worse every day. I know I shouldn’t admit it, but banning all sugar and junk food from our diet is just not going to work in our family. Show More Summary
Dear Mr. Dad: There’s a lot of talk about childhood obesity. How do you think that’s going to affect the next generation of athletes? Will we be able to compete on a world stage in the future if today’s kids are so out of shape? A: When I was in the fourth grade, I was […] The post Slow Children Playing. Show More Summary
Locating full-service supermarkets within neighborhoods considered to be "food deserts" may not result in healthful dietary habits or reductions in childhood obesity -- at least in the short term, according to a new study by NYU Langone Medical Center researchers in the February 26th online edition of the journal Public Health Nutrition.
A new $571,000 program to get children eating healthier and being more active was announced today by Minister for Health Simon Corbell. The ACT Medicare Local’s Connect Up 4 Kids Program gives advice to parents to help keep their children at a healthy weight. “We know being overweight or obese is a serious health issue that can [...]
Ujinga, a new card game designed to help fight childhood obesity, requires kids to dance and jump around to win. Childhood obesity rates have more than doubled in the past 30 years, no small thanks to spent watching television or playing video games. Show More Summary
In an attempt to address the significant problem of childhood obesity in the United States territory, Puerto Rican officials have proposed a $500 - $800 fine for parents whose children have obesity and have not improved after parent-focused education. Show More Summary