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Obesity in Children

The Word I Never Would Have Used To Describe My 7-Year-Old

Brain, Child | Posted 03.25.2014 | Parents
Brain, Child

Even if Ben is "big boned," I need to teach him how to make healthy choices -- now. But the biggest change needs to come from Ben himself.

The Reason The First Lady Will Appear On 'Sábado Gigante' This Weekend

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.23.2013 | Latino Voices

Michelle Obama is planning to reach out to the Hispanic community in a ‘giant’ way. In an appearance on Univision’s variety show “Sábado G...

Into the Mouths of Babes: The Case for Minding Our Business!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.01.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The wellbeing of children is everybody's business, and everybody should mind that children are staring down the barrel of a glow-in-the-dark cheese doodle or sugar-laden cereal loop at foreshadowed health and foreshortened lives.

Fitness and Obesity Trends to Watch for in 2012: It's Not a Small World After All

Carole Carson | Posted 03.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Carole Carson

By 2020, four out of five of your friends, coworkers, family members and neighbors will be overweight or obese, and half of them will be diabetic or prediabetic. Today's reality, however, does not dictate the future.

Halloween Need Not Haunt Childhood Obesity Epidemic

Penny Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Penny Lee

Outside of these healthful alternatives, Americans will spend nearly $1.8 billion on Halloween candy this year. As rates of childhood obesity continue to climb, we owe it to our children to re-prioritize.

Fighting For The Future Health Of America's Youth

Richard H. Carmona, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard H. Carmona, M.D.

Many leaders in the public and private sectors are creating initiatives to tackle childhood obesity. Yet nothing can replace the role of the family in the fight against childhood obesity.

The Chemical Cocktail: Making Americans Overweight?

Christopher Gavigan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christopher Gavigan

Industrial pollutants may be contributing to the obesity epidemic. How much so is still unknown, but preliminary research is disturbing.

Overweight Kids? Feed Them Compassion and Mindfulness

Deborah Schoeberlein David | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein David

Overweight kids hunger for more than food, and as parents, it's all too easy to enforce a diet that inadvertently reduces compassion and mindfulness for everyone.