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Obese Kids

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...

Author Of Child-Obesity Article: 'Story Has Been Wildly Exaggerated'

Posted 09.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Boston pediatrician David Ludwig, the center of a media firestorm this week, wants to set the record straight on his view that a state should inte...

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...

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?

Obese Kids Should Be Screened, Treated According To Task Force

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — An influential advisory panel says school-aged youngsters and teens should be screened for obesity and sent to intensive behavior trea...