childhood obesity

  1. Child Development & Health

    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...
  2. Parenting

    Teaching kids to love healthy food and exercise

    By encouraging healthy eating and exercise habits, supplying structure and consistency and offering a lot of love, we all can hope...
  3. How-To

    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...
  4. How-To

    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....
  5. Child Development & Health

    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...
  6. Child Development & Health

    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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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.
  10. Child Development & Health

    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?
  11. 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.
  12. Children's Health

    Plate-cleaning can backfire

    Newly released research talks about the implications of forcing kids to clean their plates as they grow.
  13. 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.
  14. Child Development & Health

    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...
  15. Child Development & Health

    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 the neighbor who...
  16. Child Development & Health

    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?
  17. Parenting Advice & Columns

    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 —...
  18. Family Activities

    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. The CDC says that fewer than two in 10 Americans get...
  19. School Age Kids

    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...
  20. Tweens, Teens & College

    French nutritionist proposes giving kids better grades for being slim

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    A French nutritionist has drafted a proposal to help end childhood obesity in France by giving extra credit for staying thin. Is...