Raising your children is the ultimate long-term investment. It’s one of the most complex and challenging jobs you’ll face in your lifetime — and also the most rewarding. If you want to make sure you raise happy healthy weight kids, read on. These 7 pointers will help you to raise healthy weight kids to the very […]
Do you wonder how some parents get their child to eat healthy while your kid wants juice boxes and cookies? Does the following scenario sound familiar to you? I was recently at a vacation spot where I overheard a conversation between a mother and her son. Both were in a playground area, and the youngster’s […]
A study from the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center suggests that obese teens may have nutritional deficiencies the likes of which are usually found in bariatric surgery patients. This is true even if the teen has not had weight loss surgery. Obesity is among the most serious health concerns of our society. It takes a […]
Although it is rare, Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) is the most common genetic cause of potentially life-threatening child obesity. Read: 5 Causes of Obesity The Prader-Willi Syndrome Association explains, “A chronic feeling of hunger that, coupled with a metabolism that utilizes drastically fewer calories than normal, can lead to excessive eating and life threatening obesity.” Read: Three Ways to […]
Healthier Fast Food Kids’ Meals Still Unhealthy There is a little something more in fast food children’s meals than just a plastic toy. There is also the increased possibility for diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, anxiety, and poor academic performance. Not that long ago, fast food chains announced a commitment to making kids’ meals healthier. […]
Bullies Targeting Obese Children Most of us have probably been made a target for humiliation and harassment at one time or another. Many of us have been bullied as children. Kids who are bullied by peers are selected for any number of reasons although it has been shown that obese children are especially likely to be bullied. Even obese […]
Ending Childhood Obesity In February of 2010 first lady, Michele Obama, launched the Let’s Move campaign. The initiative is meant to address the problem of childhood obesity by engaging those sectors of society that impact the heath of children. Schools, families, and communities are provided with the tools to help children get active, eat better, […]
A subject that is sure to stir debate is whether or not we need junk food laws. Childhood Obesity Statistics According to government statistics, almost half of all American children and teenagers are overweight or obese. Child Obesity Causes Television is rich with junk food advertisements that focus on youngsters and offer the temptations of […]
When targeting childhood obesity, what makes better sense than using games as a tool? Online Games for Healthy Eating Games targeting healthy behaviors are proliferating. A study published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine found that children who played a health game were significantly more likely to select and eat healthier foods than […]
A History of Getting a Child to Eat Vegetables The ordeal of getting a child to eat vegetables hasn’t changed much since I was a child myself. If you are even a bit like me, you might recall sitting alone at the dinner table, mindlessly prodding some green mound on your plate with a fork […]
In the United States, more than 72 million Americans are obese. Consider that two-thirds of adult-onset diabetes is directly associated with obesity, Add to that, obesity is associated with more than 40 other medical problems, including cancer, Alzheimer’s Disease, hypertension, and orthopedic problems. The symptoms of these obesity related illnesses can be treated with medications […]
The facts have been presented so many times that you might wonder if anyone is listening. Our children are at risk. They are overweight and becoming obese at an alarming rate, and the forecast for the future is not good. The positive news is that there are now schools fighting childhood obesity. Childhood obesity has […]
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