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Latest Childhood obesity Stories

New School Standards Helping To Cut Down On Junk Food
2013-06-27 15:05:18

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com -- Your Universe Online The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced new "Smart Snacks in School" standards that will make school-prepared lunches and vending machines include some healthier options. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said this new standard will ensure that junk food isn't the only option for students during the school day. "Nothing is more important than the health and well-being of our children," said Secretary Vilsack. "Parents and...

2013-06-25 23:27:52

Research has suggested that there is a connection between obesity in women, weight loss surgery, the obesity in their children, and it has to do with how their genes work. Prescopodene Nutritionals feels there are other, less evasive ways to lose the weight. Washington, USA (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 There seems to be a trend these days with childhood obesity. When mothers tend to be obese, then her children will likely become obese as well. New research might help break this disheartening...

2013-06-25 23:23:25

Game Plan Holding’s Supports Local Charity Event to Fight Childhood Obesity Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 Game Plan Nutrition LLC(GPLH), a line of nutritional supplements sold online exclusively through a network of personal trainers, sponsored local charity event Office To Octagon on Saturday June 22, 2013. Over 600 people attended the nonprofit movement to curtail childhood obesity through the support of athletics, nutritional education and prevention programs at The Revere Hotel...

2013-06-25 23:02:57

A recent study conducted by The University of Michigan Health System has discovered a major cause for infant illness. Find out what Dr. Katalenas suggests parents do to maintain newborn health. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 Does your newborn seem to catch a new cold every month? Are you struggling to keep the sniffles away? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. In fact, a recent study conducted by the University of Michigan Health System has discovered a major cause of infant illness...

Talking To Teens About Unhealthy Eating Behavior May Cause Same
2013-06-25 18:30:52

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A new study published by JAMA Pediatrics found that having conversations with your teenager about weight increases the chances of them having unhealthy eating behaviors. Researchers from University of Minnesota, Minneapolis discovered that overweight or obese adolescents whose mothers engaged in conversations about healthful eating behaviors were less likely to diet and use unhealthy weight-control behaviors. "Because adolescence...

2013-06-19 08:29:19

School nutrition and physical activity seen boosting academic performance OAKLAND, Calif., June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans view obesity as a serious problem among both the overall public and among children and teens, and most people believe that local K-12 schools need to take a leading role in combating the epidemic, according to a recent survey conducted by Field Research Corp. Nationwide, 78 percent of parents think that healthier food in schools will increase academic...

Eating And Exercise Habits Influenced By Mothers
2013-06-19 05:31:37

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Mothers who practice what they preach when it comes to being active and making healthy food choices are more likely to have children who exercise and eat well, according to research published online Tuesday by the International Journal of Obesity. In the study, Truls Østbye, a professor of community and family medicine at Duke University, and his colleagues report that their findings should serve as a reminder to both...

2013-06-18 20:21:32

Inspired by the Alliance's mission to foster healthy habits at an early age, Jawbone dedicates Orange UP band to children's health SAN FRANCISCO, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Jawbone®, a leader and innovator in smart audio devices and wearable technology, today announced a Special Edition Orange UP® band in support of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, an organization dedicated to helping kids develop lifelong, healthy habits in an effort to reduce the prevalence of...

2013-06-13 23:27:49

Women In Government (WIG) today announced the launch of the Childhood Obesity Policy Resource Center, designed to provide information and resources regarding issues surrounding childhood obesity. To learn more about these subject areas visit http://www.womeningovernment.org/obesity. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 Women In Government (WIG) today announced the launch of the Childhood Obesity Policy Resource Center, designed to provide information and resources regarding issues...

Bisphenol-A Linked To Obesity In Pre-Teenage Girls
2013-06-13 07:30:05

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The harmful effects of bisphenol-A (BPA) have been touted in recent years, with exposure to the substance being linked to fertility issues, asthma and now obesity. In a new study by researchers with Kaiser Permanente, it has been found that girls between nine and 12 years of age with above average levels of BPA in their urine had twice the risk of being obese than girls with lower levels of the chemical. The study is published...