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Childhood Obesity

Oct 30, 2009

Scary new facts about kids' cereals, food advertising and childhood obesity

Halloween the holiday of 'sweets and treats' can be like a nightmare for parents who are concerned about childhood nutrition, health and the rising rates of childhood obesity. Hopefully you have visited our website to find alternative low sugar treat ...
Oct 16, 2009

New study indicates food restriction less effective in controlling childhood obesity

A new study conducted at the Center for Childhood Obesity Research at Pennsylvania State University looked at childrens' self control (inhibitory control), food restrictions and weight gain.In general, they found that the combination of high parental r...
Oct 05, 2009

Recent study shows that sugary drinks are linked to childhood obesity

A new study has finally been able to show a definite link to sugary drinks and childhood obesity.I don't think many of us our surprised by this. It seems like common sense that soda (sugary drinks) is not a healthy choice for kids and we know it is ...
Oct 02, 2009

Latino Nutrition Month reminds us of that are many healthy recipes for families!

It is Latino Nutrition Month from September 15 through October 15. This was announced by the Latino Nutrition Coalition and Oldways organization. Their goal is to raise awareness amongst the Latino community that making healthy choices can reduce the...
Sep 30, 2009

Will food labels in restaurants help families make healthier choices?

I wrote a few months ago about my mother-in-law (ma) and my father-in-law (pa) who went out to dinner and were surprised to learn the calorie count of the dinner they ate. Read the storyI spoke with ma about the new law that is being proposed that wou...
Sep 28, 2009

Healthy Monday - Get the kids active with activities they love!

Make moving fun for kids this MondayAsk kids what they like, then invite their friends. The more fun they have, the longer they will stick with it.Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will find some healthy tip to help...
Sep 23, 2009

Family Nutrition Video- kids nutrition education games- parents tips and tools

Watch this new video to learn about Nourish Interactive's family nutrition website. Visit us for nutrition tools for parents and kids nutrition games
Sep 21, 2009

School nurses are taking an active role in helping kids, families and their communities prevent childhood obesity

The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) has developed a one day course to train nurses in the assessment for childhood obesity and to provide them with tools for school nurses to use to assist students, families and the school community to add...
Sep 09, 2009

Back to School with Mangos - lots of healthy fruit snack food alternatives for kids

Back to school time can signify hectic schedules, homework and lots of eating on-the-go, but it doesn’t mean your family can afford to slack off on their physical fitness or healthy lifestyle. Jango Mango, official mango ambassador for the National M...
Sep 07, 2009

Healthy Monday - Prioritize your family time to fun and healthy activities!

This Monday get your life on track!Write down how you spend your days, then evaluate. Prioritize your time with exercise, wholesome meals and family fun – and stay happy!Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will find...
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