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Research On Child Obesity Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Research On Child Obesity.

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

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

Healthy Family Book Reviews

With a plethora of health resources available these days, it can be hard to know where to look for reliable, accurate and useful information. When it comes to raising healthy kids in an increasingly unhealthy world, where do you start? Coach Nicole r...  Read more

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

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

Chromium Supplement

Washington's Bastyr University and Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center research results....  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

Slash Your Child's Risk for Obesity by 40%--Without Diet or Exercise

We put a lot of the blame for childhood obesity on fast food, school lunches, and sedentary lifestyles, and certainly all of these factors (along with many others) are at play. But can we really do much about these factors, especially in the short-te...  Read more