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Child Obesity Program Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Child Obesity Program.

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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

My program is not functioning properly. I can't g
Updated 12/4/2014 11:40:19 AM

My program is not functioning properly. I can't get the nutrition values of food entered. I can't delete or modify entries....  Read more

I just started the StrongLifts 5x5 program a few w
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I just started the StrongLifts 5x5 program a few weeks ago. It's easy: 3 exercises 3 days/week. You can find the whole program at www.stronglifts.com . I also belong to a weightlifting group here (We Are Iron Workers)....  Read more

Is there a program to help with planning meals, sn
Updated 11/30/2014 12:55:31 AM

Is there a program to help with planning meals, snacks, exercise, sleep for those working 12 hour shifts?...  Read more

How to use this program vs. Weight watchers? I hav
Updated 11/29/2014 9:43:59 PM

How to use this program vs. Weight watchers? I have used ww in past and lost weight but it became too costly. Any help appreciated...  Read more

Staying with a Program
Updated 11/28/2014 9:40:50 PM

It's very hard for me to stay with a program because I am under a lot of stress. I either eat to much or too little. I am over 50, and losing weight is much harder. I need to lose 30 lbs. I have difficulty keeping track of what I eat because I hav...  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

Kids

Having my GD with me a lot we watch her programs and I have noticed the scream, run around like they are crazy and go nuts when there is a problem. If your young children are loud and wild , watch there programs you will be educated. I don't think my...  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

Childhood Obesity: Is total TV watching time the problem, or is it the commercials?

Itís been documented for quite a while that thereís a strong link between TV watching and obesity in children. The assumption has usually been that the time a child spends watching TV reduces the time spent on physical activity, but this new researc...  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