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Children Obesity

Our Children Are Our Future

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | Posted 05.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

Feeding our children nutritious meals and teaching them that eating vegetables, fruits and whole grains and being physically active can help prevent many diseases should be the nation's goal.

My Response To The Lady Who Says, 'No Candy For You, Fatso!'

Jen M.L. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jen M.L.

Halloween is a time for kids to put on crazy costumes and go ask strangers for candy. It doesn't make a lot of sense, but it's fun. Unless you live next door to this lady.

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.

Childhood Obesity Rate Actually Declining: Report

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 10.06.2013 | Parents

ATLANTA -- For many years, doctors have been wringing their hands as more and more U.S. children grew fat. Now, that may be changing, with the first e...

America and the War on Obesity

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 08.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Preetam Kaushik

There is another important war that Americans have been engaged in for some time now, at home, which is in need of some heroes. That's the war on obesity, especially in children.

'The Cure Is In The Kitchen'

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 06.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Time and money are the biggest perceived obstacles to eating well. Neither is real. We have bought in to the insidious marketing messages: "You deserve a break today." Give me a break!

WATCH: Lisa Ling Reports On A 101-Pound 4-Year-Old

Posted 01.31.2013 | OWN

In this clip from a recent episode of "Our America with Lisa Ling," Lisa investigates the childhood obesity epidemic. One mother, Stacie, has trou...

WATCH: Lisa Ling On 'Dangerously Overweight' Kids

Posted 01.29.2013 | OWN

For the first time in U.S. history, the youngest generation is expected to have a shorter lifespan than their parents -- the result of childhood obesi...

Catherine Pearson

ADHD, Headaches: The Many Problems Childhood Obesity Causes

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Nutrition: Where Health Meets The Real World

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.08.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

When it comes to nutrition and the monumental influence it has on our health, the rubber hits the road wherever people and food come together. Kitchens and cafeterias. Schools and workplaces. Supermarkets and restaurants.

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...

A More Constructive Approach to Fighting Childhood Obesity

Michelle Bernard | Posted 12.18.2011 | Food
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.

Obese Children: Is It Nature, Nurture or Both?

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 10.25.2011 | Parents
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

While I agree that there are a number of factors that affect how children make decisions with regard to what they eat, I cannot believe that parental influence and their behavior -- good and bad -- do not affect their children's behavior.

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.