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Child Obesity Facts Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Child Obesity Facts.

SparkPeople Needs Your Help Tackling Childhood Obesity

Editor's Note: SparkPeople first asked for your help in fighting childhood obesity a few years ago, but with the recent launch of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign to combat childhood obesity, we updated this article and add...  Read more

More Reason to Get Fit Before Pregnancy

According to a recent study published in Pediatrics, a child is more likely to be overweight at a young age if his mother was overweight before she became pregnant. Ohio State University researchers studied data from more than 3,000 children and...  Read more

The Facts on Weight Management and Cancer

Many pressing reasons exist to avoid being overweight or obese and, unfortunately, cancer is one of them. It has long been known that excess weight increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and type-2 diabetes. But, fewer people know about the frig...  Read more

Soda Drinkers Beware!

Studies now correlate an increase in certain health risks with soda consumption. For four years researchers tracked the soda drinking habits of 50,000 women. When women went from drinking one regular soda drink a week to at least one a day, they gain...  Read more

Fight for Your Food Rights

Who’s to blame for the obesity epidemic? The suspects are many, from television to schools to parents. A growing number of people are arguing that one culprit – the food and beverage industry – is getting off relatively scot-free. ...  Read more

Around-the-world Journey With Small Children
Updated 4/7/2014 11:47:32 PM

I read about a San Diego family who set sail on an around-the-world journey with their 1-year-old and 3-year-old daughters. Family members found themselves stranded, fell ill with Salmonella, and had to be rescued 900 miles from shore. www.nbcsa...  Read more

Obesity, Weight Loss & Body Acceptance - online
Updated 3/29/2014 8:14:24 AM

I just watched this interesting panel discussion online: www.klru.org/civicsummit/ Obesity, Weight Loss and Body Acceptance is a conversation about the complex issues and experiences surrounding obesity and weight loss. Experts in the field of...  Read more

Parents: do you let your children have sugar?
Updated 4/1/2014 12:16:11 PM

Parents: do you let your children have sugar (processed sugar, not sugar from natural sources like fruit and milk)? If so, do you limit the amount?...  Read more

Disturbed Adult Child affecting Me Adversely
Updated 4/17/2014 10:07:40 AM

I have made it thru this week without binge eating. We just got back Monday from Snowbirding in AZ. Our troubled 22-yr-old daughter was house-sitting and pet-sitting for us. While we were down there, she kept texting me 'I miss you mommy' and 'com...  Read more

Wrong To Force Your Child to Eat Veggies ???
Updated 3/11/2014 11:12:42 PM

Is It Wrong To Force Your Child to Eat Some of Their Vegetables 38...  Read more

Cooking up Some Fun

Download the free e-cookbook and show your child the joy of cooking. It offers healthy alternatives & ideas for parents & caregivers of children. http://www.peelregion.ca/health/obesity/re
sources/pdfs/cookbook.pdf...  Read more

Probiotics Are Essential for Prevention of Dis-ease & Obesity

I have used probiotics and digestive enzymes for 20 years. I have found that, in addition to Lecithin and Chromium Picolinate, probiotics assist in keeping the blood sugar normalized. They are also VERY important for the immune system. There are at...  Read more

You're Not The Only One Without Kids!

Welcome to our 'child free' SParkers who want a safe and honest place to discuss our choices for not having children (and all things that come from that)...  Read more

Cool Infographic: How Kids Consume Food Marketing

As some of you may remember, Coach Tanya recently blogged about how First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack joined celebrity chef Rachael Ray and announced last month that there will be changes to the school lunch program. To...  Read more

The Problem of Childhood Obesity: How You Can Be Part of the Solution

The topic of childhood obesity is interesting to me, both personally and professionally.  My job is to help people create a healthier lifestyle, and I’m also the mother of three small children.  But I’ll be honest, when I see st...  Read more