Moms Fail to Accurately Guess Baby's Body Type:
Erin Hager, an Assistant Professor at the Pediatrics, Growth and Nutrition Division has completed a research study…
How To End Childhood Obesity
Many assume that childhood obesity is only an issue within North America, but according to a BBC News report by Jennifer…
New Campaign to Try to Counteract the Effects
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and the Strong4Life Campaign set off a storm of controversy with some strongly worded…
The Key to Kids Who Eat Everything? Look to the
The typical American child eats foods that have no resemblance to natural items- fruit "chews" that have no fruit content…
Childhood Obesity Numbers Show Some Minor Improvements
The numbers for childhood obesity hold both good and bad news according to a new study which is being published in…
Gym Classes Cut Obesity: Sorry Those Are No Longer
Physical education programs started because President John F. Kennedy saw the need for children to get more exercise,…
Childhood Obesity Prevention Articles (64)
How To End Childhood Obesity
Many assume that childhood obesity is only an issue within North America, but according to a BBC News report by Jennifer Pak, this is not the case. In her article she explains that the Malaysian health minister stated that Malaysia has the highest percentage of obese citizens in Southeast Asia.…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Childhood Obesity Prevention   May 30, 2011  
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Are School Breakfasts Contributing to the Childhood Obesity Epidemic?
There is a debate over whether school breakfasts, served in the classroom of a number of schools is contributing to the childhood obesity epidemic or not. A number of school districts have cited a number of different positives since beginning the program, including better attendance rates, healthier foods being eaten…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Childhood Obesity Prevention   May 07, 2012  
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How to Bake Cakes & Breads on Top Of A Gas Stoveumair
On occasion, baking breads and cakes on top of the stove can be more convenient. There's little or no bending and heavy lifting necessary--and depending on your baking choice, the cook time may be shorter on top of the stove than in the oven. Cakes and breads cook differently, and…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Childhood Obesity Prevention   Dec 09, 2015  
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Dara Lynn Weiss Releases A Book: Why This Atrocious Woman Should Not Be Further Rewarded
Dara Lynn Weiss certainly did not win a lot of friends with her post in Vogue about how she bullied her then seven year old daughter, Bea about her weight. That post, which was her lame attempt at explaining/excusing her public tirades at a weeping child and how she was…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Childhood Obesity Prevention   Jan 17, 2013  
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Obesity And the Children Of the World
In Britain, the government is suggesting that even babies, non-walking babies at that, should be exercising every single day. The suggestion is saying that children who are up and walking should be active for at least three hours of every day- a number that they should be hitting easily with…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Childhood Obesity Prevention   Jul 19, 2011  
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Overweight And Obese Children at Higher Risk Of Asthma: Race Plays A Role As Well
Mary Helen Black, from the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Department of Research and Evaluation has authored a report that has been published in the journal Obesity. That report follows the conclusion of a research study that linked childhood obesity to an increased risk of developing or worsening asthma. In addition,…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Childhood Obesity Prevention   Mar 01, 2012  
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Fighting Kids Obesity
What is the answer to the billion dollars kids obesity epidemic? It seems that governments and communities are failing to find an answer or solution to this lifestyle issue. Kids obesity is a complex issue and needs to be treated as such. Governments have a tendency just to throw money…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Childhood Obesity Prevention   Oct 27, 2015  
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Only Small Number Of US Schools Met Phys Ed Standards: Does Your State Measure Up?
The reports continue to pour in and none of them have good news. According to one of those reports, published in the Journal in Physical Education, there are only six states across the entire country that meet that nationwide standards for physical activity at the grade school and beyond level.…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Childhood Obesity Prevention   Jul 13, 2012  
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Parental Control
Has anyone noticed lately  the increase in newspapers and television regarding society and obesity. There are so many public opioions now regarding this topic. Obesity has hit explosive levels. To tell you the truth many groups have been formed to investigate, study, search, target, take society samples and etc that…
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Obesity Report Cards: Will They Make A Difference In the Long Run?
With programs either beginning or changing to address childhood obesity, at least one is continuing to draw fire. The so called obesity report card program started with Arkansas in 2004, with notes being sent home to students' parents listing off the child's body mass index (BMI), their target weight and…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Childhood Obesity Prevention   Jan 27, 2012  
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Healthy Lunch Ideas - - Is Good Enjoying That Crucial
Developing healthful meal ideas for the kids is totally vital. This can take preparing and preparing. Also, it is necessary that your consuming routines show this wholesome goal, due to the fact children acquire following the actions that happen to be inlayed by their mother and dad from child years.…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Childhood Obesity Prevention   Jun 23, 2015  
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Moms Fail to Accurately Guess Baby's Body Type: More Bad News on the Obesity Front
Erin Hager, an Assistant Professor at the Pediatrics, Growth and Nutrition Division has completed a research study about parental perception of their children's body sizes. Hager works within the University of Maryland School of Medicine. To perform the study, Hager had more than two hundred, low income mothers to come…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Childhood Obesity Prevention   May 09, 2012  
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Kids Eating Healthy
Fast food is a big part of modern life these days, making it very hard to teach a child how he or she should eat healthy. The cheapest and easiest foods are those that are normally the least healthy. If you give your child the choice between healthy food and…
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Preventing Child Obesity
Working for the past two years in an elementary school, I have been disheartened with the changes in children's nutritional programs and physical activities. We talk constantly about the growing concerns of our children getting overweight, but are we headed in the right direction in preventing child obesity? I think…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Childhood Obesity Prevention   Aug 23, 2013  
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Sending Your Child To A Fitness Bootcamp For Kids: Will It Work Long-Term?
Fitness bootcamps are a fabulous opportunity for kids to learn new things, try new activities and sports and be introduced to a healthier way of living in general. Away from their parents and siblings, they will likely develop personal independence, find strengths they never knew they had, and make a…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Childhood Obesity Prevention   Aug 16, 2011  
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Cholesterol Tests for Kids
You just finished cleaning up after your son's 10th birthday party last night. You are all worn out. Today, you have scheduled his annual well-child check up. Everything went smoothly, as expected. On your way out, your doctor hands you an order for him to get his cholesterol checked. You…
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Children’s Hospital
If a patient needs to be transferred from another facility to Boston Children's Hospital, call 866-771-KIDS. An attending physician will mobilize the Critical Care Transport Team, discuss the availability of a bed and plan for interim stabilization. Boston Children's has a new "Medical passport" (aka medication list) form for patients…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Childhood Obesity Prevention   Oct 31, 2015  
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The Key to Kids Who Eat Everything? Look to the French
The typical American child eats foods that have no resemblance to natural items- fruit "chews" that have no fruit content at all, chicken nuggets with questionable amounts of actual chicken and french fries that are literally swimming in vegetable oil and coated in salt. Many will not touch a vegetable…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Childhood Obesity Prevention   Jul 21, 2012  
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Behaviors Vs Obesity
Listen closely to this very simple statement: by the time your child is three their life's foundation is built. By the age of three! In thoses three very short years we have instilled in their young minds a foundation of what they will probably follow as an adult. Not saying…
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Despite Obesity Rates Some Schools Are Still Selling Snack Foods: New Laws May Be Sought
Childhood obesity rates, especially in the South remain a major concern. The US Department of Agriculture has recently announced changes to the school lunch programs aimed at addressing those concerns but surprisingly, a new study has revealed that over half of all US public and private schools were still selling…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Childhood Obesity Prevention   Feb 08, 2012  
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Obese Children Are at Risk Of Adult Diseases What Diseases Threaten An Obese Child?
Obese child is ill child, to the more than certain that it will grow into an adult patient. A Polish children were in the forefront of obese children. Do you know what threatens obese child? What causes child obesity a disease? Obese child not only has trouble in a group…
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Children In Schools With Required Physical Education Are Fitter And Smarter According to Studies
In the ongoing battle against childhood obesity there are harsh and hard drawn lines in the sand. Some people are pointing their fingers at the parents, claiming that it all the mother and father that are to blame. Others are pointing at society in general, or the advertisers, the fast…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Childhood Obesity Prevention   May 14, 2012  
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Did You Know The Following About Child Obesity?
Some statistics are just shocking. The number of children suffering from obesity has been on the rise all over the world despite the efforts made by governments and other organizations to stop it. Even with all the information out there, children still find themselves with this condition. The worst part…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Childhood Obesity Prevention   Jan 25, 2016  
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Preschool Exercise And Techniques to Motivate Children
As most people are aware, the current obesity rate for preschool-aged children has more than doubled over the past few decades. The main reasons that children are becoming obese are because they are eating way too much junk food and are not participating in daily preschool exercise. Children that are…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Childhood Obesity Prevention   Nov 16, 2011  
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Wondering How to Burp A Baby? Gripe Water is Your Answer
Only a mother can fully understand the extent of an infant’s predicament caused due to gripe and improper digestion. Though the infant can’t verbally communicate its discomfort, the message is passed through its continuous and loud wailing. The exact reason causing a baby stomach pain is unknown, though speculations and…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Childhood Obesity Prevention   Dec 03, 2013  
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Retired Military Officers Weigh In on Childhood Obesity: School Lunches Are A Security Risk
In 2010, several retired military officers made the startling announcement that the school lunches being served in the American cafeterias were not only a blight on the face of good health but a threat to our very security. At the rate of childhood obesity right now, they said, we are…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Childhood Obesity Prevention   Mar 25, 2012  
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Kids Obesity: What Governments Are Doing Wrong?
Walk into any school in the US, UK or Australia and you will notice a large percentage of children who are overweight or obese. Kids obesity is a real problem and is costing tax payers billions of dollars each year to treat. Kids obesity strategies are are only hitting the…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Childhood Obesity Prevention   Nov 21, 2015  
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Parents: How to Prevent Childhood Obesity for Good!
Dear Parents the Childhood obesity epidemic is on the rise. That's why it's a great idea to start your children on a very sensible nutritional program that balances fitness, family, fun and work. Why wait and see if your child will acquire diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease...and try…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Childhood Obesity Prevention   Aug 18, 2012  
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Should Parent Be Responsible for Child Obesity?
Americans are obsessed about health and fitness and will do almost anything to look good. Plastic surgeons are getting rich doing makeovers on aging men and women; Dentists are multiplying in every neighborhood and getting popular with innovative techniques to produce brilliant teeth; and gyms and training videos are everywhere.…
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Age Specific Obesity Program May Offer More Hope Than More Generic Plans
A study funded by the National Institute of Health has found that an age specific program aimed at teaching weight loss and health techniques are much more effective in the long term than a more generalized approach. Previously, the NIH had funded weight loss programs with no age specificity with…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Childhood Obesity Prevention   Feb 14, 2012  
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With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warning that child obesity numbers are nearly…
As you are no doubt aware the current situation with childhood obesity is sadly getting worse. As…
Researchers, led by Struan Grant, the Associate Director of the Center for Applied Genomics at the…
Under a law that President Barack Obama signed into law last year, school lunches will see an increase…
The weight of children in the United States as well as other countries in the world is increasing…
The 2012/13 NCMP (National Child Measurements Programme) report shows obesity rates in Year 6 (pupils…

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