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Fat Kids

Between a Rock and a Defensive Tackle: Football and Fat Kids

Rebecca Jane Weinstein | Posted 01.05.2015 | Books
Rebecca Jane Weinstein

Ben's mother had attempted to put him on a diet, at age 9. It seemed like the reasonable thing to do. It seemed like it would be easier to change he...

Kids Today?! (Warning: May Contain Material Unsuitable for Anyone Over 35 Years of Age)

Rebecca Jane Weinstein | Posted 04.24.2013 | Fifty
Rebecca Jane Weinstein

I know I'm old because lately I find myself saying, "what is wrong with the kids today?!" a lot. I use the word "old" in the most loving, thank God I'm old, sort of way. I use the word "kids" to refer to people in their 20s and early 30s.

USDA To Allow More Meat, Grains In School Lunches

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 12.09.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- The Agriculture Department is responding to criticism over new school lunch rules by allowing more grains and meat in kids' meals. Agri...

I Was A Fat Kid -- And I Finally Understand Why

Autumn Whitefield-Madrano | Posted 01.15.2013 | Women
Autumn Whitefield-Madrano

I haven't written about being a fat kid until now because it was too painful. Being a fat kid hurt me then. Having been a fat kid hurts me now.

Do Parents Discriminate Against Their Own Chubby Children? | Bonnie Rochman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

You'd think that home would be a safe haven for them, but a new study in the journal Obesity reveals that even parents can come down hard on their hef...

Time for a No Kid-Food Revolt

Jennifer Evans Gardner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Evans Gardner

It's time to abolish kid-food. No dinosaur nuggets, no pizza, not even mac 'n cheese. Our children's health depends on it.

OBESITY: 4-Year-Olds In Ohio State-Temple University Study Are Wildly Overweight

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — A striking new study says almost 1 in 5 American 4-year-olds is obese, and the rate is alarmingly higher among American Indian childre...

Fat Kids Have The Arteries Of 45-Year-Olds, Study Shows

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

NEW ORLEANS — Obese children as young as 10 had the arteries of 45-year-olds and other heart abnormalities that greatly raise their risk of hear...