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Teen Obesity

With Extra Weight, Kids' Hearts Change Shape

Posted 10.20.2014 | Parents

BY KATHRYN DOYLE NEW YORK Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:05pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – There are noticeable differences in the shape and function of ...

Study Identifies Possible Predictor Of Obesity In Teen Years

Posted 03.10.2014 | Parents

BY KATHRYN DOYLE NEW YORK Wed Mar 5, 2014 2:42pm EST (Reuters Health) - Having attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may put childre...

Campaign Uses 'Gross-Out' Method To Successfully Combat Teen Obesity

Posted 11.15.2013 | Parents

All over the country, public officials are seeking ways to combat America’s obesity problem. Last year, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed a ...

Catherine Pearson

Obesity In Kids Finally Leveling Off?

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.17.2013 | Parents

A new study suggests that middle and high school students are eating more fruits and vegetables, exercising more, skipping breakfast less often and ea...

Pass The Carrots, Pass On The Chips: America's Obsession With School Lunches

| Jackie Mader | Posted 01.07.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd Blog. With the passage of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Healthy, Hunger-Free ...

Students Lose 756 Pounds At South Carolina Boarding School

AP | HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH | Posted 12.22.2012 | Education

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Sixteen-year-old Jason Alexander weighed 326 pounds four months ago when he and 13 classmates boarded a plane for a weight-loss bo...

USDA To Allow More Meat, Grains In School Lunches

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 12.09.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- The Agriculture Department is responding to criticism over new school lunch rules by allowing more grains and meat in kids' meals. Agri...

A Family Affair: How To Get Everyone At A Healthy Weight

Cheryl Forberg, RD | Posted 01.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Cheryl Forberg, RD

Whether or not children and teens are overweight, the whole family can benefit from following some basic guidelines. Small changes can quickly add up to make a big difference. Start slowly -- too many changes all at once create a recipe for failure.

Should Teens Be Allowed On 'The Biggest Loser'?

Posted 09.05.2012 | Teen

For its 14th season, weight loss reality show "The Biggest Loser" is targeting a new demographic: overweight teenagers. The bootcamp-style weight loss...

Catherine Pearson

The Condition Nearly 1 In 4 Teens Are Being Diagnosed With

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.21.2012 | Healthy Living

The number of teens in the U.S. with diabetes or prediabetes has skyrocketed in the last decade, jumping from 9 to 23 percent, new data finds. Othe...

Teen Obesity: Are High Schools To Blame?

Posted 01.01.2012 | Home

What keeps people from being able to lose weight? It's often said to be a lack of motivation, but for obese teens, the problem might be a lack of heal...

New Tools For Preventing Teen Obesity

Deepak Chopra | Posted 07.22.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

85 percent of obese teens will become obese adults. Research shows that teens' activity level is a strong predictor of whether they will be overweight or obese as adults.

'Too Fat For 15': Morbid Obesity And Teens

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

Losing the weight is choosing to live, and these kids -- at a very young age -- have made the choice to live healthily.

Should Child Obesity Be Considered Child Abuse?

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

A South Carolina woman was charged with criminal neglect when her 14-year-old son reached a shocking 555 pounds. Many of you can understand the charge, but how do we know this is the mother's fault?