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Child Obesity Articles Resources

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SparkPeople Needs Your Help Tackling Childhood Obesity

Editor's Note: SparkPeople first asked for your help in fighting childhood obesity a few years ago, but with the recent launch of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign to combat childhood obesity, we updated this article and add...  Read more

Bring Dinner Back: 7 Reasons to Reinstate the Family Meal

Once upon a time, the family dinner was an institution. In the mid-twentieth century, it was the norm for everyone to gather around the table every night to share a home-cooked meal. But over the decades, that Norman Rockwell-esque scene has become t...  Read more

More Reason to Get Fit Before Pregnancy

According to a recent study published in Pediatrics, a child is more likely to be overweight at a young age if his mother was overweight before she became pregnant. Ohio State University researchers studied data from more than 3,000 children and...  Read more

The Facts on Weight Management and Cancer

Many pressing reasons exist to avoid being overweight or obese and, unfortunately, cancer is one of them. It has long been known that excess weight increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and type-2 diabetes. But, fewer people know about the frig...  Read more

Soda Drinkers Beware!

Studies now correlate an increase in certain health risks with soda consumption. For four years researchers tracked the soda drinking habits of 50,000 women. When women went from drinking one regular soda drink a week to at least one a day, they gain...  Read more

Starting my journey today. Starting weight 205. I just had my 3rd child 8wks ago. With having 3 gir
Updated 8/22/2016 12:42:40 PM

Starting my journey today. Starting weight 205. I just had my 3rd child 8wks ago. With having 3 girls and being a girl scout leader I want to be a positive roll model for all of the young girls in my life. Let's see where this journey takes me!...  Read more

I really appreciate todays article with exercises
Updated 8/21/2016 4:56:55 PM

I really appreciate todays article with exercises for stronger more flexible feet. Just what the doctor ordered­čść...  Read more

Just read the article about an affair with the gym
Updated 8/21/2016 1:55:56 PM

Just read the article about an affair with the gym. Off to start one...water zumbia here I come....  Read more

Between work, working out, and my child I'm finally feeling more energetic. #Goals #Motovation #Maki
Updated 8/20/2016 5:36:53 PM

Between work, working out, and my child I'm finally feeling more energetic. #Goals #Motovation #MakingChanges...  Read more

This article is really inspirational http://www.s
Updated 8/19/2016 2:13:02 PM

This article is really inspirational http://www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?
post=15_things_to_tell_yourself_when_y
ou_want_to_quit...  Read more

United States Obesity Epidemic Continues to Spread

United States Obesity Epidemic Continues to SpreadA new report outlining how obesity threatens America's future reveals that obesity rates climbed over the past year in 16 states, and not a single state reported a decline in the proportion of excessi...  Read more

"Assume Strength"

Time magazine had an article on Tiger Moms, the traditional Chinese culture of mothers who demand a lot from their children, and the children who acheive it. One phrase stuck with me from the article and is my new mantra -- "Assume Strength"....  Read more

You're Not The Only One Without Kids!

Welcome to our 'child free' SParkers who want a safe and honest place to discuss our choices for not having children (and all things that come from that)...  Read more

Industry Takes On Childhood Obesity, But Will It Help?

Childhood obesity has become a hot topic in the news these days. Rising obesity rates and questions about the health and well-being of our children have forced parents, teachers, the government and others to start taking action to combat this proble...  Read more

Are Healthier Kids Menus Coming to Your Favorite Restaurant?

It is difficult to listen to the news, read a newspaper, or review online blogs these days without hearing about the childhood obesity epidemic.  With a childhood obesity rate that has more than tripled in the past 30 years, the problem certainl...  Read more