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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.

Our Severely-Obese Daughters and Sons: Of Pennies, Pounds and Sense

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.13.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Obesity is a cultural problem and requires a cultural solution we have the knowledge and means to administer. That we fail to apply those means bespeaks our ambivalence at best, our profit-driven hypocrisies at worst.

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...

Obesity Rates Declined Among Children In Low-Income Families

ABC/ Univision | Posted 12.28.2012 | Latino Voices

A recent study found that obesity rates have declined among two to four year olds in poor families across the United States, a finding which is one of...

Court Orders Parents To Stop Weighing Child

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 07.27.2012 | Parents

An Australian court has banned a pair of feuding parents from weighing their 8-year-old daughter after a judge found that the frequency with which the...

Obesity: America's Next Great National Security Threat?

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 06.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

While obesity is traditionally considered a public health and medical issue, the rapid increase in the national prevalence of obesity and overweight is affecting America's ability to defend itself militarily and perform competitively in business.

The Problem With Our Approach To The Obesity Epidemic

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.19.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Fundamentally, we have converted a world in which calories were relatively scarce and hard to get and physical activity unavoidable into a world where physical activity is scarce and hard to get and calories are unavoidable.

New Link Found Between Fast Food Ads And Obesity

Posted 04.30.2012 | Home

It's no secret that kids these days are bombarded with smiling images of the clown suit-ed Ronald McDonald, bespectacled Colonel Sanders and other fas...

To Reverse Childhood Obesity We All Have to Work Together

Phil Lempert | Posted 05.14.2012 | Home
Phil Lempert

Much discussion fills the space in broadcast, print and online media about how parents need to model eating and exercise behaviors in order to help their obese children lose weight and get in shape. It is not quite that simple.

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.

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?