childhoodobesity 

School Nutrition Bill Could Be Revived in Congress

Michelle Obama's healthier school campaign to possibly be revived. Credit: AP WASHINGTON (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama's campaign for healthier school lunches could be revived in Congress after two key Democrats said they will drop ...First lady Michelle Obama's campaign for healthier school lunches could be revived in Congress after two key Democrats said they will drop opposition to using funding from food stamps to pay for it.

Obese Teens Grow Into Severely Obese Adults, Study Finds

An obese teen likely will become a severely obese adult. Credit: Altrendo Images, Getty Images
If you're worried that your overweight teen may have a long, difficult struggle ahead of her, there's probably good reason for your concern. Being...
The key is to avoid becoming obese in the first place.

Study Shows 1 In 4 Kids Younger Than 12 Is on a Diet

Does your kid really need to be on a diet? Credit: Getty Images
In light of America's child obesity epidemic, it sounds like good news: A quarter of all kids younger than 12 is on a diet of some kind, according to a recent study. A question lo...
Those diapers are looking tight. Time to go on a diet, little one.

San Francisco Lawmakers Take the 'Happy' Out of McDonald's Kids' Meals

A proposed city ordinance in San Francisco would require the giant hamburger chain to either stop putting little toys for kids in those Happy Meal boxes, or otherwise make them healthier by adding fruit and vegetable portions and limiting calories....No toys for you! San Francisco moves to ban kids' toys from fast food meals.

Think Your Kids Kicked the Soda Habit? Better Check School's Cafeteria, Survey Says

Soda and other high calorie beverages are widely available to elementary school kids. Credit: Spencer Platt, Getty Images
If you think your kid's diet is soda-free because you've banished the drinks from your refrigerator, you may want to take a ...
Is your child drinking milk or soda at school? You might be surprised.

When Parents Work Out, Kids Stay Slim, Study Says

Set a healthy example for your kids. Credit: Getty Images
No mom wants to see her kid's bare-bellied flab making its TV debut on "The Biggest Loser." But before you head to the gym for Mommy/Baby Zumba, consider a new study that finds it's only t...
Moms can skip the Mommy & Me yoga and just take an adults-only class to keep their kids svelte, study shows.

Overweight Kids Face the Grim Reaper - Or Just 'Mass' Hysteria?

Fast-food culture isn't helping our kids' hearts. Credit: David McNew/Getty Images
"The round, roly-poly boys are the jolly boys and make the best providers, psychologists believe. Is it true that, 'Everbody loves a fat man?' " -- "The Feature Wr...
Researchers say obese kids are ticking time bombs, but one author says it's people's fears that are bloated.

Not Just 'Big Boned': Chinese Toddler Weighs 140 Pounds

Three-year-old Xiao Hao is five times the size of a normal child his age. Credit: CEN / Europics / Rex / Rex USA
A 3-year-old boy in China weighs 140 pounds, more than five times a normal child his age, which has his mother seeking the help of ...
Some think the boy has China's "Little Emperor" syndrome, where families are allowed only one child, so they spoil him.

Moms Underestimate Influence on Kids' Obesity

Moms have a big effect on obesity in children. Credit: Getty Images
Sure, you know your behavior influences what your kids do -- that's why you don't regale them with tales of your college drug haze or those one-night stands you had in your 20s. ...
Most moms in the United States underestimate their ability to help prevent obesity in their children, according to a recent survey by HealthyWomen, a leading women's health website.

No Car for You, Son; Your Mother and I Think You're Too Fat

Are overweight kids discriminated against by their own parents? Credit: Corbis
No car for you, fat boy! Parents are less likely to get cars for tubby teens, according to a study from the University of North Texas. You get fed a lot of news ...
Too fat to drive? Study shows parents are holding back the keys from their overweight kids.

Forget Fast Food and Xbox: Common Cold May Cause Obesity in Kids

Do sniffles translate into pounds? Credit: Getty Images
Quarter Pounders, super-sized soft drinks and too many hours in front of the Xbox used to be blamed for the epidemic of childhood obesity. But the latest research points to a new culprit...
Childhood obesity may be an infectious disease transmitted by a common cold virus, according to a new study reported on MSNBC.com.

Obesity Rates May Be Higher as Parents Go Light When Reporting Kid's Weight

More than 23 million U.S. kids and teenagers are battling obesity. Credit: Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
Fibbing about your weight on your driver's license? That's practically the norm. Under-reporting how much your kids weigh? Apparently, that...
Fibbing about your weight on your driver's license? That's practically the norm. Under-reporting how much your kids weigh? Apparently, that's not uncommon, either.

Lack of Sleep in Babies a Cause of Childhood Obesity, Study Finds

Extra winks today may help stave off extra pounds tomorrow. Credit: Getty Images
As if parents weren't stressed enough about their kids not getting enough sleep at night, now there's a whole new reason to worry. Babies and preschoolers who d...
As if parents weren't stressed enough about their kids not getting enough sleep at night, now there's a whole new reason to worry. Babies and preschoolers who don't get at least 10 hours of sleep at night may be significantly more at risk for developing childhood obesity, according to a new study.

Federal School Lunches Linked to Obesity

New research shows that kids who eat breakfast actually weigh less. Credit: Corbis
You should listen when your mom tells you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day -- especially if you don't want your kids to be overweight. Scien...

McDonald's, Wendy's Kids Meals Top Physician Group's Least Wanted List

Maybe you should rethink dinner tonight ... Credit: Ben Stansall, AFP / Getty Images
McDonald's calls it a Mighty Kids Meal. But really, kids, how mighty are you going to be when your arteries are clogged and you've lost all feeling on the lef...

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