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Child Obesity Problems Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Child Obesity Problems.

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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

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

Expert Solutions: Overweight Kids

Of course we know that obesity has reached epidemic proportions in this country- and now it's been spilling over to our kids. Obesity among children is skyrocketing, and getting a lot of attention these days, but I think people are still not...  Read more

Why Kids Need to Spend Time Outdoors

Today, kids are well aware of the global threats to their environment, but their physical contact, their intimacy with nature on a day-to-day basis, is fading. A fifth-grader in a San Diego classroom put it succinctly: "I like to play indoo...  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

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That was a problem with the emails that went out today. It will be fixed for tomorrow. Sorry about that, Coach Jen...  Read more

I have a slight problem with what I can eat. I hav
Updated 2/25/2015 7:51:57 PM

I have a slight problem with what I can eat. I have ulcerative colitis and Im not suppose to eat high fiber foods. Does anybody have any low fiber healthy snack ideas?...  Read more

Does anyone experience problems with their back an
Updated 2/24/2015 8:30:43 PM

Does anyone experience problems with their back and knees??? Every once in a while my back "goes out" and sometimes it takes a couple days to get better sometimes its a week or more. This is so frustrating! Why now???...  Read more

I had my third child a year ago and am past ready
Updated 2/24/2015 12:54:23 AM

I had my third child a year ago and am past ready to get rid of this baby weight! Hot mommy body here I come!....I hope...haha...  Read more

New to this: after having 3 children and gaining
Updated 2/23/2015 9:58:22 PM

New to this: after having 3 children and gaining an extra 35-40lbs ive decided its time to get back into shape and have the energy to spend time with my little ones...  Read more

Endocrinologists treat patients who are overweight or obese

Endocrinologists treat patients who are overweight or obese, sometimes because of metabolic and hormonal problems. When someone is obese they have too much body fat. Thyroid, adrenal, ovarian, and pituitary disorders can cause obesity. Endocrinologis...  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

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

High School Football Players: Is Bigger Really Better?

The pressure on high school athletes to compete and perform has never been higher than it is now. As college tuition rates continue to rise, many student athletes rely on scholarships to help them get a higher education. But in some sports, kids a...  Read more