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.
An obese teen likely will become a severely obese adult. Credit: Altrendo Images, Getty ImagesIf 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.
Does your kid really need to be on a diet? Credit: Getty ImagesIn 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...Those diapers are looking tight. Time to go on a diet, little one.
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.
Soda and other high calorie beverages are widely available to elementary school kids. Credit: Spencer Platt, Getty ImagesIf 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.
Set a healthy example for your kids. Credit: Getty ImagesNo 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...Moms can skip the Mommy & Me yoga and just take an adults-only class to keep their kids svelte, study shows.
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...Researchers say obese kids are ticking time bombs, but one author says it's people's fears that are bloated.
Three-year-old Xiao Hao is five times the size of a normal child his age. Credit: CEN / Europics / Rex / Rex USAA 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 have a big effect on obesity in children. Credit: Getty ImagesSure, 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.
Are overweight kids discriminated against by their own parents? Credit: CorbisNo 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.
Do sniffles translate into pounds? Credit: Getty ImagesQuarter 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...Childhood obesity may be an infectious disease transmitted by a common cold virus, according to a new study reported on MSNBC.com.
More than 23 million U.S. kids and teenagers are battling obesity. Credit: Justin Sullivan, Getty ImagesFibbing about your weight on your driver's license? That's practically the norm. Under-reporting how much your kids weigh? Apparently,...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.
Extra winks today may help stave off extra pounds tomorrow. Credit: Getty ImagesAs 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...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.
Maybe you should rethink dinner tonight ... Credit: Ben Stansall, AFP / Getty ImagesMcDonald'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...