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Overweight Kids

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 ...

Catherine Pearson

Kids' Weight In Kindergarten Is A Strong Predictor For Obesity Later In Childhood (STUDY)

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.29.2014 | Parents

A child's chances of being obese in fifth grade may be largely established by the time that child enters kindergarden, according to a new, national st...

How Food Ads Could Fuel Childhood Obesity

Posted 12.03.2012 | Parents

By: By MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Published: 11/30/2012 09:24 AM EST on MyHealthNewsDaily Obese children may be more susceptible to food advertisin...

Eat Like a Linebacker: Get Fat Like an Ex-Linebacker

Dina R. Rose | Posted 12.02.2012 | Parents
Dina R. Rose

We shouldn't be surprised that when we spend the first years of our kids' lives telling them to eat more that they have to spend the rest of their lives figuring out how to eat less.

Team Up With Me: It's Time for Kids to Move

Ashley Robinson | Posted 10.02.2012 | Impact
Ashley Robinson

When I was growing up, you couldn't get me to stay inside for anything. Now I come home and there isn't one single kid outside. They're heavier, and not as healthy or happy, and it's pretty clear to me why. These kids need to get up and move. Now.

How Parents Can Help Their Kids Overcome Obesity

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 11.16.2011 | Parents
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

The U.S. National Library of Medicine estimates that at least one out of five children in the U.S. is overweight. There are several reasons why parents need be concerned over an overweight or obese child.

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...

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!

The Quest For A Thin Baby: How Far Some Parents Go

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

As parents, we must do all we can to nurture a positive sense of self in our children. Let's stop obsessing about a few extra pounds and focus on keeping weight in a healthy range.