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
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
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
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
Is there something unique about high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) that could lead to weight gain or health problems? Does your body really know the difference between corn syrup, sugar and other sweeteners? That may depend on who you ask. Some people t... Read more
3 hour drive to take my child to the orthodontist today. always so hard to stay on track and eat right during this trip. well, 6 hours round trip... but i did pack a Greek yogurt, almonds, and an Apple so wish me luck!!... Read more
Whatever you choose, try to do your research ahead of time and check out nutrition info on the web if you can so you can make an educated decision beforehand. That's helped me to decide what I can eat at fast food places.... Read more
Have you done research on the military diet? I'd check it out with your doc first; lots of meals are carb-heavy, so if you're diabetic or have blood sugar issues, it could be dangerous. (I'm not a doc, just a concerned friend)... Read more
Having encouragement from your child is HUGE! That is success: you're making your family proud. If I feel "low" (I've dealt with depression in the past), getting in some activity helps me kick the blues.... Read more
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
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
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
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