Policy changes in California to make the food and beverages that compete with school meal programs more healthy for students appear to have improved childhood overweight/obesity prevalence trends, although improvement was better among students attending schools in socioeconomically advantaged neighborhoods.
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Children who view television as little as an hour a day are significantly more likely to be overweight or obese and gain more unhealthy weight over time, according to a new study from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Based on the findings, the researchers encourage families to restrict young children's TV viewing to prevent unhealthy weight gain.
A lack of safety at school is one of the correlates of childhood obesity, say researchers. The researchers came to their conclusions by reviewing data provided by 1,234 Quebec youths who had just entered secondary school. The students...Show More Summary
A lack of safety at school is one of the correlates of childhood obesity, say researchers at the University of Montreal and its affiliated Research Centre at CHU Sainte Justine children's hospital.
Investigators will present data from more than 50 studies on topics including adolescent sexual risk, co-locating behavioral health and primary care services, childhood obesity, asthma and autism.
Scientists have compared data on contemporary children with those of the 1980's. They discovered that the rise in obesity among very young children has been largely restricted to the minority with obese parents. Toddlers as a whole have not changed. Show More Summary
image via (cc) flickr user Getting kids to eat their vegetables is like, well...getting kids to eat their vegetables. At the end of the day, broccoli is always going to taste like broccoli (just ask former president George H.W. Bush) and not, unfortunately, like deep fried candy bars. Show More Summary
A new study has found that children in kindergarten and first grade who watch at least 60 minutes of television a day are more likely to be overweight or obese than those less exposed to the tube. Currently, the American Academy of Pediatrics...Show More Summary
The ill effects of being a couch potato kick in fast for kindergartners, a new study suggests.
Pop quiz! Which of these things is currently illegal in public schools in the state of Michigan? A.) Openly carrying a handgun; or B.) Selling homemade treats to raise money for charity? Before you answer, I'm going to have to ask you to put down that cupcake and step away from the cash box with your hands over your head, please. Show More Summary
We take a brief look at why childhood obesity is more prevalent among certain racial and ethnic groups, and what action might be taken to address this disparity.
A study of two protocols for the treatment of childhood obesity finds that both were successful in limiting one-year weight gain in obese children. Both interventions use information technology to provide clinicians with up-to-date obesity management guidelines and tools to help families manage behaviors related to obesity and fitness.
By Dr. Eduardo Sanchez Families are at the center of the Latino community -- and the family is where we need to begin to tackle our most pressing health issues. A recent study by the American Heart Association suggests certain ethnicities, including Latinos, are more likely to gain weight in childhood. Show More Summary
With childhood obesity rates in the United States skyrocketing, it should come as no real surprise that more American kids are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and other health problems related to poor dietary habits than ever before. Show More Summary
In celebration of the fifth anniversary of the "Let's Move" initiative to combat childhood obesity, the first lady also encouraged the youngsters to take the #GimmeFive garden challenge and create a garden in their communities and schools back home with a starter kit of seeds for the vegetables they helped her plant.
By Eben Harrell Last year, a headline on the BBC News website caught my eye: “Have the Danes Cracked Childhood Obesity?” The article profiled Jens Christian Holm, a pediatrician in the town of Holbaek in Northeastern Denmark, who has introduced a protocol to help children achieve weight loss by adjusting various elements [...]
To promote her Let’s Move campaign intended to combat childhood obesity, First Lady Michelle Obama joined Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show to demonstrate the second part of the Evolution of Mom Dancing. Obama and Fallon performed the first installment of the Evolution of Mom Dancing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in 2013.
First Lady Michelle Obama and "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon put on their boogie shoes in honor of the five-year anniversary of the first lady's Let's Move initiative to fight childhood obesity. Watch above as they do the "Evolution...Show More Summary