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Childhood Obesity

Nov 05, 2010

Are 'parents only' treatments a viable option for helping kids lose weight

A lot of buzz about a new study released in the Journal Obesity talking about the best way to treat overweight children.  This study conducted at UC San Diego studied two types of weight loss programs for kids, one that involves the parent and child ...
Oct 15, 2010

Effects of sugar drinks and your family's health

Sometimes the old saying a picture says a thousand words is really true.This image about the effects of soda was sent to me and I wanted to share it with you. This images was printed with permission from: Term Life InsuranceSee full size image here ...
Sep 24, 2010

Healthy Kids Challenge launches new cause on facebook to fight childhood obesity

Here are some facts about sugary drinks that you may not have known: one can of soda has about 10 teaspoons of sugar, 150 calories, 30 to 55 mg of caffeine (1) a 20-ounce serving, sugary drink contains almost 17 teaspoons of sugar (1) sweetened bev...
Sep 20, 2010

CDC recommends five key steps to prevent childhood obesity

The CDC recommends parents take the following actions to help children keep or reach a healthy weight: Promote healthy eating habits by providing plenty of vegetables, fruits and whole-grain products. Limit intake of sugar-sweetened beverages, such a...
Sep 15, 2010

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month provides opportunity to teach kids healthy habits

It's Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and many states are having events to help create awareness to the community.  this could pose a good opportunity to talk to your children about why it is important to maintain a healthy weight and also what is a h...
Sep 13, 2010

Michelle Obama reaches out to restaurant industry to help fight childhood obesity

Michelle Obama is reaching out to the Restaurant Industry asking them to join the fight against childhood obesity.According to her stats, restaurants are responsible for 1/3 of our kids calories.  Yes 1/3. Research has shown that kids eat more satura...
Sep 10, 2010

Lack of early childhood sleep linked to childhood obesity

Is your infant or preschool child getting enough sleep? A new study shows that lack of sleep can be a significant factor in childhood obesity. A new study released in September issue of Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine studied 193...
Sep 08, 2010

National Childhood Obesity Month - Free Online Information and Tools for Parents, Schools and Communities

National Childhood Obesity Month  |  Childhood Obesity Resources It's National Childhood Obesity Month, this is the first year we as a nation have a month devoted to raising awareness and sharing strategies to fight childhood obesity.The Presidential ...
Aug 30, 2010

Nourish Interactive joins Fresh Choice Restaurant in San Mateo for a Healthy Family Night

Everyone is busy getting their kids back to school. What a perfect time to take a little break and bring the kids to a Family Night that will mix fruits and vegetables and lots of FUN. Nourish Interactive has been working with Fresh Choice to reac...
Aug 16, 2010

Healthy Monday- Fruits and Vegetables Make A Colorful dish

Follow the rainbowFruits and vegetables of different hues offer a wide range of nutrients. This week make a dish for your family with green spinach, orange carrots, black beans or red berries for a healthy, colorful meal everyone will enjoy.Mondays are...
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