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 […]
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 […]
September: As a grade-schooler this month always signaled the start of the school year that was ushered with the purchase of school clothes. While my classmates went shopping at the local hot spot known as “The Mall,” the place to see and be seen, Mom and I would schlep over to the “Chubbies” department at […]
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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