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Overweight Children

Many Parents Don't Notice When Their Kids Are Overweight

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.16.2015 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Many parents don’t realize when their children are overweight and so they fail to help the youngsters shed excess pounds, an Aust...

Just A Single Hour Of TV Each Day May Affect Your Child's Weight

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living

A new study has found that children in kindergarten and first grade who watch at least 60 minutes of television a day are more likely to be overweight...

5 Ways You Can Help An Overweight Child

Beth Rosen | Posted 11.15.2014 | Parents
Beth Rosen

While scrolling through my timeline on Facebook last week, I came across a post about a child who had been put on a "cleanse" to lose weight. I cannot tell you how that made my blood boil!!

Study Sheds Light On How Overweight Children Perceive Themselves

Posted 07.23.2014 | Parents

By: Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 07/23/2014 04:02 AM EDT on LiveScience Most children and teens who are overweight think that they ...

Californians Are More Worried About Kids' Obesity Than Drug Use

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.12.2014 | Parents

Californians are far more concerned about children becoming obese than using illicit drugs, a Field Poll released today reports. Since voters were ...

5 Reminders For Parents Who Are Obsessed With Their Kids' Weight

Marcia Meislin | Posted 04.12.2014 | Parents
Marcia Meislin

My mother loved me so much that she would have done anything to hand me the world on a silver platter -- filled with low-fat cottage cheese and melba toast.

One Approach That Could Help Combat Childhood Obesity

Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents

BY SHEREEN JEGTVIG New York Mon Dec 9, 2013 1:16pm EST (Reuters Health) - The gold standard for treating childhood obesity currently involves usin...

Do Heavy People Pay More For Gas?

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 10.09.2012 | Money

With gas prices reaching record highs in certain parts of the country, Americans are looking for someone to blame for their pain at the pump. But driv...

How Your Weight Can Affect Your Split

Henry Gornbein | Posted 05.21.2012 | Divorce
Henry Gornbein

Weight is often an issue in divorce. I have had clients who have come to me seeking a divorce from a spouse because the husband or wife was vastly overweight and any physical attraction was long gone. Is that a basis for divorce?

Obese American Children Outgrowing School Desks

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.17.2012 | Education

Schools across the country are pioneering big changes in the classroom -- to accomodate the 17 percent of U.S. children who are overweight or obese, a...

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...

Lose The Baby Fat, Study Says

Posted 08.24.2011 | Healthy Living

There is nothing cuter than a chubby baby, right? Nope, stop, drop that chubby little leg. A new report from the National Academy of Science says ...

Are You Underestimating Your Child's Weight?

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 01.14.2012 | Home
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

As America's population becomes more and more overweight, people may develop a distorted perception of what is deemed a healthy weight. This is precis...

Are Overweight Children a Product of Poor Parenting?

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

To model and actually encourage overconsumption does such a disservice to children. Why do parents overindulge their children? It's related to their beliefs, the ideas that guide their behavior.

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...

Childhood Obesity: An Epidemic That's Growing Up Fast

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

One of every three children in America is now considered overweight or obese, and childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years. How did we get to this place?

Fighting Childhood Obesity

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Some adults may see a heavy child as a sign of a healthy eater, or think that for children, extra weight is mainly a cosmetic issue. But serious risks for overweight children go far beyond appearance.

Should Schools Send Home "Weight Report Cards?"

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

One out of every three children in this country is overweight and at risk for medical disease. Should schools get involved in this arena? In my opinion, the answer is yes!