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Childhood Obesity

Jun 03, 2009

Type 1 Diabetes is predicted to rise in young children

A new study published in the Lancet Journal is predicting that European children under five with type 1 diabetes could double over the next decade.The study is based on trends found in Europe. But experts believe the US can expect similar results. Cu...
Jun 01, 2009

Can Childhood Obesity be Combated by Adding More PE Classes - A New Study Says No

A new study presented at the 17th annual European Congress on Obesity is challenging the nation that adding more PE classes to school time will make a difference in childhood obesity. The study found that: kids who exercised more in school tended t...
Jun 01, 2009

Healthy Mondays - Planning Your Healthy Family Meals

This Monday plan a week of healthy meals. Write them down and shop ahead to avoid stress. Stick to your intention of cooking in and eating healthy.Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will find some healthy tip to hel...
May 29, 2009

Congress debates putting food labels in restaurants- will it help families make healthier choices?

The Menu Education and Labeling Act (MEAL) is back up for debate in congress. This proposed legislation is trying to close the gap left open back in 1990. The 1990 Nutrition Labeling Education Act required food manufacturers to put nutrition informat...
May 27, 2009

Start Planning Your School's National Walk to School Day - Plan a Memorable Event

It may seem a little early to talk about the International Walk to School Day scheduled for October 7, 2009.  But as they say, it is never to early to start planning.This is a good opportunity to make it a fun day for the kids/families and really rais...
May 25, 2009

Keep your family healthy and avoid summer weight gain with these easy healthy kids' tips

Help your child avoid summertime weight gain.A study found that kids body mass index increased during summer break.It's not too hard to figure out why kids may be gaining weight over summer. And it is probably the result of several factors, not just o...
May 20, 2009

Is there a relationship between childhood obesity and food allergies?

There may be an association between childhood obesity and allergies.  A new study released by the U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, looked at data from 4,111 participants between the ages of 2 through 19.The study found, when c...
May 18, 2009

Keep Healthy Eating for Kids and Family a Priority Even in Bad Economy

A study released by the American Heart Association in March 2009, indicates that Americans are cutting back on healthy habits during this difficult economic times. The study focuses on adults, but we know that many adults are also parents!Here is some ...
May 18, 2009

Healthy Monday - This Monday strike the alarm on strokes

Stroke is the nation’s third leading cause of death. Control high blood pressure, quit smoking, manage your cholesterol and exercise regularly to protect yourself. Teach your child the importance of a healthy heart.Mondays are a great day to renew F...
May 15, 2009

Michelle Obama visits Sesame Street and promotes healthy eating and being active

Michelle Obama is truly rising as one of our most health minded mothers/First Lady. First, she is planting a garden in the White House and now she is on Sesame Street promoting healthy habits.Here is a cute public service announcement Michelle Obama ...
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