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Child Obesity Facts Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Child Obesity Facts.

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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

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

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

I am a mother of 4 wonderful children that I love
Updated 5/26/2016 2:37:49 AM

I am a mother of 4 wonderful children that I love so very much and a very lucky woman to have a loving supportive man. I can be a emotional eater and really love to eat but I want to be healthy #firstpost...  Read more

Loving the fact I can finally get my granddaughter
Updated 5/25/2016 7:27:10 PM

Loving the fact I can finally get my granddaughters outside to play. So tired of having to play inside all winter....  Read more

I'm Back! After having my second child 2 weeks ago. Having had a cesarean section, not happy with i
Updated 5/24/2016 5:03:11 PM

I'm Back! After having my second child 2 weeks ago. Having had a cesarean section, not happy with it but was necessary. Would like to get in my post pregnancy clothes by focusing on healthy eating for the next 4 weeks....  Read more

My 3 children and myself and over all health probl
Updated 5/24/2016 8:59:53 AM

My 3 children and myself and over all health problems...  Read more

Visiting adult children.....hard to keep on progra
Updated 5/23/2016 2:54:16 PM

Visiting adult children.....hard to keep on program..have to eat out a lot. I'm trying to walk some every day, though not like when home. I'll try to do what I tell others to do when they blog about a similar situation....  Read more

United States Obesity Epidemic Continues to Spread

United States Obesity Epidemic Continues to SpreadA new report outlining how obesity threatens America's future reveals that obesity rates climbed over the past year in 16 states, and not a single state reported a decline in the proportion of excessi...  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

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