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Child Obesity In America Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Child Obesity In America.

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

From Wallet to Waistline

Americans who take advantage of larger sizes for just a few pennies more when eating out may be getting more calories than they bargain for, according to a new report by a coalition of health organizations. The report found that the food industry'...  Read more

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

the importance of sleep and dark-time in obesity
Updated 7/9/2014 4:42:22 PM

Something to think about. I worked nights for many years, slowly gaining weight throughout. I can't say that was the whole reason, because I wasn't eating properly during that time either... but it does raise some questions and considerations for try...  Read more

Raising a child and living with a schitzophrenic
Updated 6/14/2014 1:05:46 PM

My struggle is truly a great one. I am always stressed out. My doctor has put me on Anti-depression medication and it seems to help a little. I have about 280 lbs to lose before I am at a healthy weight. I am constantly being sabotaged because my sig...  Read more

Obesity as a symptom of social degradation?
Updated 6/19/2014 9:20:06 AM

I read an interesting comment about obesity today. It was attached to an article on fast foods and obesity. The commenter wrote something like: We are obese because we have lost the things that have provided us with a sense of satisfaction, a fee...  Read more

lost child
Updated 6/15/2014 5:48:49 PM

please pray with me for a granddaughter who has not respond to phone calls or tex messages please lord a sign she is ok, I need prayer from other friends....  Read more

lost child
Updated 6/1/2014 2:18:23 PM

please pray with me for a granddaughter who has not respond to phone calls or tex messages please lord a sign she is ok, I need prayer from other friends....  Read more

Donating to fight Breast Cancer!

I just ordered me a Susan J. Komen Debit card from my bank. Every time I use that my bank will donate a percentage to fighting Breast Cancer....  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

We're Ready to 'Move' on the First Lady's Childhood Obesity Initiative

SparkPeople is incredibly excited about this morning's launch of Michelle Obama's childhood obesity initiative. As the largest and most active weight loss and fitness website in America, SparkPeople is ready--and able--to fully support this initiati...  Read more

CONTEST CLOSED: Giveaway: 'The Weight of the Nation' DVD Set

Contest closed! The winner is:GRACEZNCongratulations!A few months ago, we told you about The Weight of the Nation, a four-part documentary about the US obesity epidemic. The series aired on HBO back in May, and it will hit store shelves as a 3-disc D...  Read more