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Child Obesity Percentage Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Child Obesity Percentage.

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

Reference Guide to Body Composition

Body weight alone is not a clear indicator of health or fitness because it does not distinguish how many pounds are fat and how many are muscle. But body composition helps describe the amount (and distribution) of fat and lean muscle tissue in the bo...  Read more

Body Composition Measures Results

Some people can measure their weight loss by the way they feel and look: firmer thighs, a smaller waist, jiggle-free arms. But then there are the number-crazy ones who desperately need some kind (any kind!) of concrete proof that all their hard work...  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

How do you know body fat percentage? Is there a wa
Updated 4/21/2016 9:46:23 PM

How do you know body fat percentage? Is there a way I do it myself?...  Read more

How do you calculate body fat percentage? On my fi
Updated 4/21/2016 3:31:55 PM

How do you calculate body fat percentage? On my fitbit app I track my weight and it wants me to enter body fat percentage, but I don't know how to figure that out....  Read more

Child off to school. Time to start my day 😊
Updated 4/18/2016 7:20:29 AM

Child off to school. Time to start my day 😊...  Read more

Hi Im 42 and mother of 3 children. The last time I
Updated 4/17/2016 6:19:50 PM

Hi Im 42 and mother of 3 children. The last time I wieghed myself which was about 3 mths ago at 199lbs. I descided to go to the gym, up my protien and down my carbs and get serious with myself. Anyway I go to the gym 6 days a week mostly classes...  Read more

Parents of school age children - need feedback pls
Updated 4/23/2016 9:38:49 PM

Hello all, a little bit off topic but maybe you can give me some feedback. We had new neighbors move in about one and half year ago. My kids were thrilled; they have kids too. My son today is 8 in 2nd grade, the neighbor kid (Dan) turned 9 yesterday...  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.
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

Survey: America's Getting Fatter (But There's Good News!)

DailySpark readers, we have an emergency on our hands. It's time to Spread the Spark, stat! This year's state-by-state obesity statistics are in, and the news isn't good.Here are some of the highlights of the report, published by the research group T...  Read more

Childhood Obesity Rates Higher in the South

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity rates have more than tripled in the past 30 years with rates for 6-11 year olds increasing from 6.5 percent in 1980 to 19.6 percent in 2008. The rates for adolescents...  Read more