Latest Childhood obesity Stories

2013-10-18 23:00:42

Halloween kicks off a holiday season of overindulgence: Kidliga & Livliga experts say now is the time to think about how to prevent skyrocketing obesity rates in both parents and children Boulder, CO (PRWEB) October 18, 2013 Halloween is almost here and represents the springboard from Fall into the holiday season of too much food and drink. Do you know that on a typical Halloween, an average child consumes the equivalent of 4,800 calories, 1.5 cups of fat and 3 cups of sugar? A Tucker...

2013-10-18 13:19:25

While consumption of soda and other sugary drinks among young children in California is starting to decline, a new study released today shows an alarming 8 percent spike among adolescents, the biggest consumers of these beverages. Based on interviews with more than 40,000 California households conducted by the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), the study, "Still Bubbling Over: California Adolescents Drinking More Soda and Other Sugar-Sweetened Beverages," provides a comprehensive...

2013-10-15 23:23:20

The issues that children face today are numerous and complex, leading to depression, anxiety and a false sense of self. Luvo Nation Inc. is more than a nonprofit, it is a movement, a revolution, and a catalyst for a shift in the cyclical nature of childhood development. Rochester, New York (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 Understanding that positive behavioral change is the best defense against the most serious issues affecting kids today, Luvo Nation’s founder Dave Calus created programs to...

2013-10-11 23:00:41

The cofounders of the Children’s Obesity Fund are supporters of the Yucaipa, California-based Gardenworks for Kids. This unique non-profit organization provides school age kids with hands-on experience with gardening and nature, and helps schools meet California state science requirements. (PRWEB) October 11, 2013 The Children’s Obesity Fund and its cofounders, Dr. Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi, are promoting the efforts of Gardenworks for Kids, a foundation that addresses the...

Hypertension Risks High For Obese, Overweight Kids
2013-10-11 10:21:06

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from Kaiser Permanente Southern California reveals that high body weight in children and adolescents is strongly associated with the likelihood of hypertension. Overweight youth are twice as likely as their normal-weight peers to have hypertension. Obesity adds another layer of complication: moderately obese youths have four times higher risk; and extremely obese children and adolescents are 10 times more likely to have...

2013-10-09 23:32:51

A new report and video from Health News Wires titled McDonald’s To Shut Down Promotion of Soda with Happy Meals describes how the fast-food will stop promoting soda as an option with Happy Meals. Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 A new report and video from Health News Wires titled McDonald’s To Shut Down Promotion of Soda with Happy Meals describes how the fast-food will stop promoting soda as an option with Happy Meals. According to an article published in the September 27, 2013...

2013-10-08 23:32:20

$10,000 to be given away to six university students in nationwide essay contest. Coral Gables, Florida (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 According to the CDC, childhood obesity has more than doubled in the past 30 years with no signs of slowing. Recognizing the need for solutions, Dietspotlight.com is looking to encourage the leaders of tomorrow in taking active roles to consider the steps needed to fix this crushing epidemic. Applicants will submit a 900-1500 word essay that lays out their vision...

Pregnancy Weight Gain Linked To Childhood Obesity
2013-10-02 10:32:19

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new Arkansas-based study, a woman’s weight gain during pregnancy has a direct impact on her child’s risk of obesity through age 12. The study, which was published on Tuesday in the journal PLOS Medicine, included over 41,000 mothers and considered several confounding factors such as birth weight and genetics. "From the public health perspective, excessive weight gain during pregnancy may have a potentially...

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