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Brand knowledge linked to higher BMI in kids

Kids who are familiar with logos and other images from fast food, less-than-healthy snacks, and soda brands are more likely to be overweight or obese.<p>…

Childhood Obesity: Quality Physical Education as a Solution

The Causes Of Childhood Obesity

Why are we all getting fat? | Guardian Animations

Kids Obesity Infographic Animation

Childhood Obesity: The impact of nutrition on health

Your child is obese — now what can you do about it?

Labeling a child obese can seem harsh, creating embarrassment, fear and guilt. There should be no more shame, however, in the disease of obesity than …

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40% of Cancers Are Linked to Being Overweight

The rate of new cancer cases has decreased in the United States since the 1990s. But increases in overweight- and obesity-related cancers—which now …

Obesity weighs on kids’ emotions

Children who are obese are more likely to develop emotional problems than their slim peers, new research shows.<p>A study of more than 2,000 Taiwanese …

Snack test links gene to childhood obesity

Research has suggested that a particular gene in the brain’s reward system contributes to overeating and obesity in adults. The new study links this …

Scientists Have Discovered That Losing Weight Actually Transforms Your Brain

<b>The news:</b> Body fat isn't just weighing down your belly — it's bad for your brain. Fortunately, new research has demonstrated that the effects of …

Obese in Adolescence, Colon Cancer in Later Life?

<b>By Steven Reinberg</b><i><br>HealthDay Reporter</i><p>MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity and inflammation in late adolescence are associated with …

Know the Facts About Childhood Obesity

Everyone knows that childhood obesity is increasing, right?<p>Understanding the actual statistics behind the number of overweight children and other …

Kids With Electronic Devices in the Bedroom Are More Likely to Be Obese

If your kid spends too much time staring at a TV or another electronic device at night, he's more likely to be obese and suffer from other health …

At These Public Schools, Cafeteria Food Is Healthy, Tasty—and Locavore

From NYC and Portland to Tennessee and Minnesota, school districts are relying on local ingredients and recipes to make school lunch healthier—and yummier<p>School cafeteria food gets a bad rap. But the truth is, as the national farm to school movement has taken off over the past few years, schools …

Junk Food Banned From Schools, But Will It Help Fight Obesity?

<b>More Food Policy</b><p>Junk food has gotten a lot of press recently. The USDA just implemented a ban on selling junk foods in schools, including from cafeterias and vending machines. The ban was a provision of the politically popular 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which also included improved …

The Problem with Your Child's School Lunch

Is your child's cafeteria failing to provide healthy, nutritious food?<p>Nutrition Labels: 3 Things To Avoid<p>Deep-fried popcorn chicken, tiny taters, bread, barbecue sauce, ketchup, milk. That high-fat, high-sodium, low-fiber menu is a typical lunch at a typical American elementary school. We know …

Do Kids Eat More Veggies When Schools Serve Healthier Lunches?

A look at school lunch data<p>You can build it, but will they eat it? In a new study, the U.S. Department of Agriculture examined whether serving more fruits and veggies in school lunches is actually correlated with kids eating more fruits and veggies at lunchtime.<p>The study is especially relevant …

Hereditary link might explain child obesity, yo-yo dieting

Conventional wisdom says over-eating and lack of exercise are behind the obesity epidemic in America and much of the world. But that’s not the whole story, according to research from the University of California, Irvine that implicates certain chemicals — called "obesogens."<p>"An obesogen, according …

Treating Obesity in Children: Does it Even Make Sense?

In a recent Parents.com post, I asked whether or not the childhood obesity trend could be reversed. While there's no simple answer to this question, a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that we're moving in the right direction—at least among low-income …

Metabolism gene mutations can cause childhood obesity, find scientists

Scientists have discovered that defects in a single gene can cause a rare but severe form of obesity by disrupting the body's ability to burn calories.<p>The study is the first to show that genetics can play a role in what many had long suspected: that some people put on weight more easily than others …

Should Schools Be Responsible for Childhood Obesity Prevention?

How educators are struggling to keep junk food out of classrooms, and why it matters if schools become the frontline in the fight against childhood obesity<p>With the nation's childhood obesity rate triple what it was 30 years ago for adolescents, expectations that schools will do more to help keep …

Obesity among low-income preschoolers drops slightly

In many states, including California, the percentage falls, offering some hope that the battle against childhood obesity may finally be turning, researchers say.<p>August 06, 2013|By Brad Balukjian<p>First Lady Michelle Obama exercises with staff, parents and children at… (Gerald Herbert / …

Preventing Childhood Obesity: How To Help Kids Shed Weight By Changing Home Routines

By: Christopher Wanjek, LiveScience's Bad Medicine Columnist<p>Published: 09/09/2013 04:10 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>Doctors may have found a way to simultaneously work on several major health problems facing U.S. children: obesity, too much TV, too little sleep and chaotic mealtimes. Maybe you can guess …

'Severe Obesity' In Children And Teens On The Rise In The U.S.

By: By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer<p>Published: 09/09/2013 04:38 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>About 5 percent of U.S. children and teens are "severely obese," and the numbers are rising, according to a new statement from the American Heart Association.<p>Although recent data suggesting that the rate of …

The Best Online Yoga Workout Videos for Calming Your Mind and Toning Your Body

Whether you're looking for a challenging sequence that will increase your heart rate or a restorative flow that's suitable for beginners, there's …