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Child Obesity Facts Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Child Obesity Facts.

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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

Fight for Your Food Rights

Who’s to blame for the obesity epidemic? The suspects are many, from television to schools to parents. A growing number of people are arguing that one culprit – the food and beverage industry – is getting off relatively scot-free. ...  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

#funny Science-based fact A recent study has f
Updated 8/25/2016 7:25:54 PM

#funny Science-based fact A recent study has found that women who carry a little extra weight live longer... than the men who mention it....  Read more

About 2 weeks ago I weighed myself scale said 9 pound weight loss I thought wow in fact my grandso
Updated 8/23/2016 8:06:55 AM

About 2 weeks ago I weighed myself scale said 9 pound weight loss I thought wow in fact my grandson had a small Lego underneath the scale and it wasn't reading accurately LOL it took me another two weeks to lose a pound and a half lol #weightloss...  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

Good morning all! Happy Monday! Don't forget to drink your water! In fact, I dare you to drink a cup
Updated 8/22/2016 8:39:01 AM

Good morning all! Happy Monday! Don't forget to drink your water! In fact, I dare you to drink a cup right now!!...  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

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

Cooking up Some Fun

Download the free e-cookbook and show your child the joy of cooking. It offers healthy alternatives & ideas for parents & caregivers of children. http://www.peelregion.ca/health/obesity/re
sources/pdfs/cookbook.pdf...  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

Cool Infographic: How Kids Consume Food Marketing

As some of you may remember, Coach Tanya recently blogged about how First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack joined celebrity chef Rachael Ray and announced last month that there will be changes to the school lunch program. To...  Read more

Slash Your Child's Risk for Obesity by 40%--Without Diet or Exercise

We put a lot of the blame for childhood obesity on fast food, school lunches, and sedentary lifestyles, and certainly all of these factors (along with many others) are at play. But can we really do much about these factors, especially in the short-te...  Read more