childhood obesity

  1. K-12

    Does lack of sleep play a role in childhood obesity?

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    Childhood obesity is garnering a lot of media attention these days, and for good reason. There are a multitude of health-related...
  2. K-12

    Maybe fast food doesn't make kids fat

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    It seems to be a commonly held belief that the prevalence of fast food in our society is the main cause of childhood obesity. A new...
  3. Tips & Advice

    Teaching kids to love healthy food and exercise

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    All parents want their kids to be as healthy as they can be. By encouraging proper eating and exercise habits, supplying structure...
  4. Health & Fitness How-tos

    How to get fit with your kids

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    Is your family in an exercise rut? Be an active role model for your kids with these five fun exercises you can do with them. Not...
  5. Health & Fitness How-tos

    10 Playful exercises for kids

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    One of the best ways to get kids to exercise is by finding ways to get them active without making it feel like actual exercise....
  6. K-12

    Does homeschooling lead to better nutrition and weight?

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    We all know that childhood obesity is a problem that both parents and physicians are concerned about. Food choices, family history...
  7. K-12

    Making healthy choices for your kids

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    I am sure you have heard about the disturbing epidemic in America. It is not a rare virus or flu, but something completely...
  8. Children's Health

    5 Reasons your child is hungry all the time

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    As a family nutrition expert, I often hear parents complain about their children being hungry at inopportune times. Whether it's...
  9. Children's Health

    Can soda make your child more aggressive?

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    A new study from researchers at Columbia University and Princeton University found a troubling link between a child's soda...
  10. Celebrity Gossip

    Michelle Obama to release hip-hop album to help kids

    First Lady Michelle Obama is set to release a hip-hop album as part of her "Let's Move" campaign to help fight childhood obesity.
  11. K-12

    Study links moms' depression to childhood obesity

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    We've known a mom's feelings of depression can impact her children, but what about that child's actual physical health and growth?
  12. Children's Health

    Study reveals new facts about childhood obesity

    A recent study indicates that parents should focus discussions on healthy foods instead of weight loss or dieting.
  13. Children's Health

    Plate-cleaning can backfire

    Newly released research talks about the implications of forcing kids to clean their plates as they grow.
  14. Children's Health

    Kids eat less on small plates

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    New research offers tips on how parents can help kids fight childhood obesity.
  15. K-12

    Is daycare making your child fat?

    You cut out fast food. Snacks are healthy. Sweets are offered on a treat basis once in a while. But a new study says that if your...
  16. K-12

    Mom gets arrested for letting kids play outdoors

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    This is no joke — a Texas mom was arrested for letting her kids play outside. She’s now suing both the police and...
  17. K-12

    Does self-esteem promote childhood obesity?

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    In our efforts to promote self-acceptance among our children, are we enabling them to become overweight and unhealthy?
  18. Tips & Advice

    Mom Blogger Face-off: Would you put your child on a diet?

    Obesity has become such an epidemic in our society that dieting is a word too many kids know about way too young. The diet game —...
  19. Family Fun

    Get Moving May! Get on the road to family fitness

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    Everyone knows that inactivity and obesity are serious problems in our country.
  20. K-12

    Do violent video games make kids fat?

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    An Oklahoma representative has proposed a tax on violent video games in hopes of curtailing childhood obesity and bullying. Is he on...