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Child Obesity Problems Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Child Obesity Problems.

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

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

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

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

Problem eating
Updated 7/29/2014 8:47:36 PM

Let me preface this - I am a problem eater. I eat because I am hungry - and eat to the point of being stuffed. I hate talking about what I've eaten out of embarrassment. I eat because of boredom and stress. I look for the things that will get me full...  Read more

Sparkwheel/Streak problem
Updated 7/29/2014 9:17:07 PM

Good Morning, This is the 3rd time this has happened to me. I am faithfully logging in and spinning the wheel, but my streak has reset to zero. It seems to happen on days when I log in and spin the wheel but do not enter my food/fitness tracking....  Read more

Can Stomach Problems Prevent Weight Loss?
Updated 7/25/2014 3:44:00 PM

Hello, I need some help. I have been trying to lose weight for 2 years now unsuccessfully. I don't know what else to do. I first started gaining weight when I went to college. It was the freshman 15. And that was fine. Everyone gains some weight...  Read more

Sparkwheel streak problem. Site not noting I spun?
Updated 7/25/2014 6:30:31 AM

Hi, It's possible, but unlikely I didn't spin the wheel yesterday. My streak is at zero for spinning the wheel. Can an administrator check to see if I spun the wheel yesterday.The date would be Thursday, July 24th. Thanks very much! ...  Read more

Sparkrecipes app problem
Updated 7/25/2014 12:33:54 PM

I can't figure out how to sign into my account on the SparkRecipes iphone app. I have a bunch of recipes saved and I'd like to be able to pull them up on my phone while at the grocery store or in the kitchen. Also, it would be nice to have the o...  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