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Childhood Obesity

Aug 03, 2011

F is for fat report released - rate of childhood obesity in your state

You may be wondering how your state faired in the childhood obesity epidemic. Here is some other shocking facts: Among all states, children got 40% or less of the recommended vigorous daily activity. (ie exercise) Among the 39 sta...
Aug 01, 2011

F is for fat report released - trends for childhood obesity revealed

F is for Fat report has been published and the news continues to be very sobering. Childhood obesity has tripled since 1980! Currently, more than 12 million children and adolescents are considered obese. More than one-third of chil...
Jul 27, 2011

Overcoming Obstacles to Having Kids Eat Healthier Food

Eating Healthy with Kids Guide | Food Shopping Tips | Handling Food Marketing Tactics Obstacles to eating healthier from food marketing to kids to the time crunch factor- we've got the facts and practical steps to help your kids eat healthier.As a par...
Jul 08, 2011

Preventing Childhood Obesity Tools and Strategies in New Media and Film

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released their latest report: F as in Fat 2011 "The country’s obesity epidemic continues to worsen, as detailed in F as in Fat 2010: How the Obesity Crisis Threatens America’s Future. Adult obesity rate...
May 27, 2011

new link to childhood obesity

Children who don't get enough sleep are more likely to be overweight according to a recent study.This is not the first time I have read studies that show a link between poor sleeping habits and childhood obesity.We are not sure why there is a correlati...
Apr 29, 2011

New soda tax bill to help promote healthy kids

Assemblyman Bill Monning, a Democrat-Carmel California is proposing a tax on soda.  I know we have heard this before but with states, especially California, now hurting for money, it might have a chance of passing.  A tax on soda would mean $86 million...
Mar 30, 2011

Calories on menus just around the corner designed to fight obesity

Your restaurant experience may be changing as the US Food and Drug Adminstariton will be requiring restaurants to list the calories on their menu.  This part of a strategy to fight childhood and adult obesity.It has been pretty well documented that we ...
Mar 25, 2011

A quick minute can change the nutrition of your childs school lunch program

We know how challenging it can be to get kids to eat enough fruits and vegetables.  These are the foods that keep our kids healthy and give their body the foundation to fight off disease now and as they grow.The USDA has a proposal to increase the frui...
Mar 02, 2011

National Nutrition Month- New Nutrition Grants to Improve Health of America's Children

Information about USDA Nutrition Grants & Let's Move A great start to National Nutrition Month March is National Nutrition Month® - a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored annually by the American Dietetic Association. The campaign ...
Feb 23, 2011

Can removing your child's tonsils lead to childhood obesity

New study just released suggests that a tonsillectomy could be linked to childhood obesity.According to the study, kids who had their tonsils removed can lead to an increase in body mass index by as much as 5.5%.The researchers studied data on tonsille...
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