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Child Obesity Articles Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Child Obesity Articles.

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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

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

Expert Solutions: Overweight Kids

Of course we know that obesity has reached epidemic proportions in this country- and now it's been spilling over to our kids. Obesity among children is skyrocketing, and getting a lot of attention these days, but I think people are still not...  Read more

Dead links in article
Updated 4/30/2015 2:04:04 PM

Hey there! I was led to this article because it showed up on my Start page, but it looks like all the links in the article are broken, and have been for a bit, judging by the comments. Obviously the article itself is a good article, very informa...  Read more

3 hour drive to take my child to the orthodontist
Updated 4/24/2015 11:55:35 AM

3 hour drive to take my child to the orthodontist today. always so hard to stay on track and eat right during this trip. well, 6 hours round trip... but i did pack a Greek yogurt, almonds, and an Apple so wish me luck!!...  Read more

News Articles
Updated 4/22/2015 11:00:50 PM

SparkPeople used to have very timely news article on the site related to health. I would often read something on Spark before I heard it on NPR. I've looked around and can no longer find this information. Am I missing it somewhere? Thanks....  Read more

Something is wrong with the article point system..
Updated 4/19/2015 9:18:18 PM

I just wanted to warn the moderators of this site that there seems to be something wrong with the point system for the articles. I accidentally awarded myself points twice for the same article and it allowed me to. In the past, when I had gotten the...  Read more

Yes. I even signed all my children up too so they
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Yes. I even signed all my children up too so they keep making sure I don't quit because they really want to do it lol...  Read more

Probiotics Are Essential for Prevention of Dis-ease & Obesity

I have used probiotics and digestive enzymes for 20 years. I have found that, in addition to Lecithin and Chromium Picolinate, probiotics assist in keeping the blood sugar normalized. They are also VERY important for the immune system. There are at...  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

Obesity Squelches Life Expectancy Gains from Declining Smoking Rates

For many years now we have all been educated regarding the harmful effects smoking has on our health and it appears people have finally taken heed to the dangers. According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on December 3rd,...  Read more