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Preventing Childhood Obesity – What Parents Can Do by Douglas Millington Posted Thu 17 May 2012 7:18am The number of overweight and obese children in the US is alarmingly high, but parents can do a lot to treat – and prevent – childhood obesity . Obesity is caused by consuming too many calories and not exercising enough. Preventing childhood obesity begins at home , by adopting a healthier lifestyle for the entire family. Helping Your Ov ... Read on »
Why Childhood Obesity is Changing the Face of Our Nation by Brett - Sheer Balance Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Wed 17 Mar 2010 3:28pm Obesity has become an extremely serious epidemic in our country. It was estimated that in 2008, annual health care costs related to obesity cost our nation $147 billion …double what it was a decade ago. Today, 31% of Americans are considered obese and they estimate that if current trends continue, the number will rise to 43 percent by 2018. B ... Read on »
CHILDHOOD OBESITY AND ASSOCIATED HEALTH RISKS by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted Mon 22 Feb 2010 12:00am Feb 22           Obesity is the result of caloric imbalance (too few calories expended for the amount of calories consumed) and is mediated by genetic, behavioral and environmental factors.  Childhood obesity is a major health problem worldwide and is increasing by the day.  It ... Read on »
Going Down the Wrong Path to Fight Children's Obesity by VibrantGlow Patient Expert Posted Tue 13 May 2008 12:33pm The other day I was thumbing through a parenting magazine and came across some disturbing news: the medical community is rethinking its recommendation that children under two should drink whole milk and instead may decide to encourage parents to offer their toddlers low-fat dairy. Of course, the rational behind it is to prevent childhood obes ... Read on »
Help Prevent Childhood Obesity With IU2U.org by Cascia T. Posted Thu 23 Apr 2009 3:45pm IU2U.org (It's up to you) wants to help you learn more about healthy living and childhood obesity prevention. On their website they state that, " 12,500,000 American children are overweight, In the last 30 years this number has tripled. By 2010, an estimated 20% of our country's children will be obese." These statistics are scary. Your chi ... Read on »
How to prevent childhood obesity by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:05pm 1 Comment Okay, for the first part of the blog, we're going to assume that childhood obesity can and should be prevented. So bear with me. I was watching the news this afternoon, and an interview came on with a local Weight Watchers guru (who I think has lost MORE weight through multiple facelifts ) and a young woman who had lost 55 pounds o ... Read on »
Guest Post – William D Charschan DC CCSP, Preventing Childhood Obesity by Len S. Patient Expert Posted Tue 25 Dec 2012 8:59am Healthier children through exercise and better eating habits – 5 things you can do to help your children prevent obesity Years ago, parenting seemed simpler, without play dates or concerns that our children could be out alone and be safe. Over the years, parents became concerned about their childs safety and began to make their children’s ... Read on »
Prevention Of Childhood Obesity by Len S. Patient Expert Posted Fri 11 May 2012 5:30pm From the CDC….. Healthy lifestyle habits, including healthy eating and physical activity, can lower the risk of becoming obese and developing related diseases. The dietary and physical activity behaviors of children and adolescents are influenced by many sectors of society, including families, communities, schools, child care settings, ... Read on »
Preventing Childhood Obesity Starts Early by Len S. Patient Expert Posted Mon 19 Nov 2012 9:42pm From Massey University….. The most practical way to prevent childhood obesity starts prior to conception with good maternal nutrition, Professor Sir Peter Gluckman told an audience of healthcare professionals at a nutrition symposium held at Massey University’s Albany campus last week. Professor Gluckman presented a keynote speech on hi ... Read on »
Three Easy Steps to Prevent Childhood Obesity by Your Therapy Source Posted Tue 09 Feb 2010 6:56am Pediatrics has published research on the association of 8550 four year olds in the United Stateshousehold routines and the effects on obesity. The researchers concluded that preschoolers who eat evening meals as a family at least 5x/week get at least 10.5 hours of sleep per night have less than 2 hours of screen time per day have ... Read on »