Childhood obesity news, articles and information:

Schools tackle the childhood obesity problem with hands-on approach: will it work?

4/3/2014 - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "Approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2--19 years are obese. Since 1980, obesity prevalence among children and adolescents has almost tripled." Yikes. As is the case with adults, carrying around...

C-sections could double the risk of childhood obesity, study finds

5/26/2013 - Incidences of childhood obesity have skyrocketed over the last couple of decades, and factors such as processed foods and limited exercise play a big role in it. However, an interesting contemporary study by researchers at the Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Boston Children's Hospital...

Childhood obesity is gateway to many other chronic diseases

1/27/2013 - Long known to dramatically increase the risk of certain chronic health conditions later in life, childhood obesity also has serious, immediate health consequences, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of California-Los Angeles and published in the journal Academic Pediatrics. The...

Simple formula can predict childhood obesity at birth

12/21/2012 - A simple formula can calculate a newborn baby's risk of childhood obesity without the need for medical tests, according to a study published in the journal PLOS ONE. Childhood obesity is a growing problem in the world's wealthier countries - for example, more than 15 percent of all British children...

Mainstream media and Institute of Medicine miss mark in reducing childhood obesity (Opinion)

4/2/2011 - Childhood obesity has reached epidemic levels in recent years. According to the Institute of Medicine, obesity in preschool aged children and teens has more than doubled since the 1970`s while the obesity rate in children 6 to 11 has more than tripled. Protecting advertising revenue and financial interests...

Reduce childhood obesity by replacing junk food with organic alternatives

1/24/2011 - According to the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, the rate of childhood obesity has tripled in the last 30 years. Junk food is one of the culprits for the obesity epidemic. Kids are exposed to junk food in many ways, from unhealthy parental role models to marketing...

Childhood Obesity Initiative Is Same Old Story: Looks Good on Paper, But Kids Keep Getting Fatter

2/21/2009 - In an announcement that's picking up considerable press, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation (which includes the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation) has announced it's doing something to prevent kids from getting fatter. They're calling for kids to visit dieticians,...

How Media Drives Obesity in Children and Simple Counter Tactics

11/28/2008 - One the most important indicators of the state of health of Americans today may be the ever increasing rate of overweight and obese children. The Institute of Medicine has found that one-third of American children are either obese or at risk for obesity. The Center of Disease Control has found that,...

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Announces 14 Research Grants to Prevent Childhood Obesity; Studies Will Look at Impact of School Food Policies, School Food Environments (press release)

8/29/2006 - The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has awarded 14 research grants that will explore how federal, state and local school food policies can help prevent childhood obesity, especially among low-income and minority populations who have the highest risk for being overweight. Over the past three decades,...

Whole Grain Foods Are Simple Way to Fight Childhood Obesity (press release)

8/28/2006 - As childhood obesity continues to grow on an epidemic scale in the United States, experts are suggesting a number of simple ways parents can encourage healthy eating early in life. One of the simplest ways is integrating whole grains into a child's diet. ...

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