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Study Says Measuring BMI Might Not Be The Best Way To Diagnose Childhood Obesity

Posted 06.27.2014 | Parents

By: By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 06/27/2014 08:52 AM EDT on LiveScience Some children who have a normal body mass index (BMI) mi...

Anna Almendrala

Yes, Some People ARE Genetically Predisposed To Obesity

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.04.2013 | Healthy Living

It's no secret that some people put on weight faster than others. But for the first time, scientists have identified a gene that is responsible for me...

The Dreaded Parent-Child Talk

Scott Kahan, M.D. | Posted 12.25.2012 | Parents
Scott Kahan, M.D.

We all dread the day our children come to us with that question...

Obesity and Self-Image: Are the Two Connected?

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 12.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Recent research shows that poor self-perception about weight actually contributes to obesity -- especially in teens.

Ohio Officials Take 200-Pound 8-Year-Old From Mother

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN | Posted 01.29.2012 | Parents

CLEVELAND — The case of an 8-year-old Cleveland Heights boy taken from his family because he weighs more than 200 pounds has renewed a debate on...

To Capitol Hill: End the Food Fight

Dan Glickman | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Dan Glickman

All members of Congress should want to see American kids eat better and live healthy, productive lives. In the United States, childhood obesity constitutes an epidemic, with serious and growing long-term consequences, for individuals and the nation as a whole.

How to Talk to Your Child About Obesity

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.26.2011 | Parents
Mark Goulston, M.D.

You have to care enough about your child giving up their overeating for you to give up a self-defeating or even self-destructive habit you have.

Should Morbidly Obese Children Be Taken From Their Parents?

Latimes.com | Posted 10.30.2011 | Parents

Is severe childhood obesity a life-threatening form of abuse that justifies removing a child from his or her parents? Doctors, lawyers and child we...

Childhood Obesity and Diabetes: My Personal Mission

Andrea Pennington, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andrea Pennington, M.D.

My personal decree: "Parents, take back the health of your family!"

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.

School Cafeterias To Try Psychology In Lunch Line

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Hide the chocolate milk behind the plain milk. Get those apples and oranges out of stainless steel bins and into pretty baskets. Cash only for dessert...

Snack Food Nation: How Kids Are Conditioned to Snack

Wendy Sachs | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Sachs

Desperate parents whip out the snack bag to prevent meltdowns on errand expeditions or to occupy the bored child or just simply because it's easy.

Do Parents Discriminate Against Their Own Chubby Children?

healthland.time.com | 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...

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.

Lessons From My Life As A Fat Kid

Jane Shure | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jane Shure

Concerns about obesity are real, as are concerns about eating disorders. Shaming children never helps. Let's use National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month to empower our kids and families.

Shrek: Promoting Healthy, or Mindless, Eating?

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

In the very same way Shrek can make eating onions attractive to kids, he also makes eating unhealthy snacks enticing to little ones

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?

An Entire Generation at Stake

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Murguía

Today, more than one-fourth of Latino children live in poverty. Three-fifths live in low-income families. One in five does not have health insurance. Only 55% graduate from high school.

Eat Now, Pay Later. But Who Is Paying and for What? Police the Potato Chips!

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Why, in a time when all we hear is news about the trouble with obesity, are people NOT eating healthy?

What Do United Airlines, Obesity, and Preventive Medicine Have in Common?

Arthur Agatston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arthur Agatston, M.D.

We need to support, not discriminate against, the obese in this country and we need to urge our government to provide the incentives to stop this health crisis in its tracks.

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...

Kick in the Tush Club: The Family "Fat" (Not Like The Family Jewels)

Janice Taylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Taylor

We teach by example. You can tell your kids till you are blue in the face that they should not eat junk but if you are imparting this wisdom with a bag of Cheetos in one hand... good luck!

Childhood Obesity Rate Stabilizes For The First Time In 25 Years, Report Says

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — The percentage of American children who are overweight or obese appears to have leveled off after a 25-year increase, according to new...

Burger King Unveils Healthier Kid's Menu

AP Via New York Times | ADRIAN SAINZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Burger King pledged Wednesday to offer healthier fast-food items for children under 12, with plans to sell and market flame-broiled Chicken Tenders an...