Researchers analyzed historical data on children’s height and weight and calculated that the childhood obesity rate will rise to 21% by 2020 unless children eat less, exercise more or both.
Scientists identify gene mutations that contribute to common childhood obesity — the kind we normally chalk up to sloth and overeating — which could someday lead to treatments for heavy kids.
Less than a third of parents of overweight kids and just over half of parents of very obese kids are informed by their physicians. What’s the problem?
A new study shows that obese teen girls who lose weight still view themselves as ‘fat.’ How can parents help their kids lose weight without all the negativity?
Is serving more veggies really going to persuade kids to eat them?
Do you know what an advergame is? Your kids do, and these games are affecting what they are eating
Welcome to our first show of 2012. This week, we’re talking about the latest research on shedding holiday pounds.
Heavy children talk about their obesity in a series of ads that have experts debating whether aggressive public health campaigns are educational or exploitative
Too many kids weigh too much, but too few states and schools require recess or follow recommended guidelines for physical education.
What happens to kids between first and third grades? They discover chapter books. They tackle multidigit subtraction. And they gain more weight than at any other point in elementary or middle school.
One in three American kids is overweight or obese, but don’t tell their parents that. New research in the journal Pediatrics finds that Mom and Dad recoil when doctors describe their children as “fat” or “obese.” They would …
Poor Maggie. She’s an overweight 14-year-old character in a children’s book that’s not even due to be released until October, and already she’s stirring up controversy.
More American families are eating out than ever before, but what impact are all of those out-of-home meals having on health, not to mention our waistlines?