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Kids Obesity

Catherine Pearson

Kids' Weight In Kindergarten Is A Strong Predictor For Obesity Later In Childhood (STUDY) | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.29.2014 | Parents

A child's chances of being obese in fifth grade may be largely established by the time that child enters kindergarden, according to a new, national st...

Declaring War on Childhood Obesity

Jake Steinfeld | Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Jake Steinfeld

While fighting obesity is not easy, it can be done. By giving schools the tools, we can be assured of making great strides in battling this disease and the serious risks associated with it.

Our Severely-Obese Daughters and Sons: Of Pennies, Pounds and Sense

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.13.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Obesity is a cultural problem and requires a cultural solution we have the knowledge and means to administer. That we fail to apply those means bespeaks our ambivalence at best, our profit-driven hypocrisies at worst.

Kids on Sweets: Are We Raising a Generation of Sugar Addicts?

David Sack, M.D. | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
David Sack, M.D.

The food landscape in America is bleak, but the landscape in your home is of your own design. Here are a few ways to lay the groundwork for healthy habits.

60-Plus Minutes of Physical Activity a Day Where Kids Live, Learn and Play

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D. | Posted 05.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D.

There are lots of ways to fit physical activity into the school day, through enhanced PE classes, recess, walking or biking to and from school, creating before- and after-school activities, and introducing classroom activity breaks.

Catherine Pearson

ADHD, Headaches: The Many Problems Childhood Obesity Causes | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.17.2013 | Parents

It is well known that childhood obesity puts kids at greater risk for high blood pressure and cholesterol, as well as diabetes and cardiovascular issu...

Is the Tide Turning on Child Obesity?

Sally E. Findley, Ph.D. | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Sally E. Findley, Ph.D.

The best resolution we can make at this time of year is not merely for our own personal fitness but for a fitter society, beginning with our kids. And it's starting to look like a resolution we can keep.

When Teens Turn To Food Out Of Boredom

Posted 12.19.2011 | Parents

Dear Susan, My nine-year old son is constantly snacking. He says it's because he's bored. The only activity he will do is play video games. He has...

A More Constructive Approach to Fighting Childhood Obesity

Michelle Bernard | Posted 12.18.2011 | Home
Michelle Bernard

A more constructive approach to discussing the issue at hand might be to start with what everyone on both sides of this debate can agree upon: childhood obesity is a serious problem in our country. Where we differ is with solutions.

How Parents Can Help Their Kids Overcome Obesity

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 11.16.2011 | Parents
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

The U.S. National Library of Medicine estimates that at least one out of five children in the U.S. is overweight. There are several reasons why parents need be concerned over an overweight or obese child.

When 'Weight Talk' Becomes Problematic

Dr. Logan Levkoff | Posted 11.01.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Logan Levkoff

I am definitely a proponent of healthy eating and exercise. I believe that it is important to be healthy at whatever number you are on the scale.

Toddlers Can Be Obese, Too

CNN | Posted 08.27.2011 | Healthy Living

Poor diet, huge portion sizes, lack of physical activity, inadequate sleep and uninformed parents are contributing to larger numbers of overweight or ...