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Child Obesity Program Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Child Obesity Program.

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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

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

Why Kids Need to Spend Time Outdoors

Today, kids are well aware of the global threats to their environment, but their physical contact, their intimacy with nature on a day-to-day basis, is fading. A fifth-grader in a San Diego classroom put it succinctly: "I like to play indoo...  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

I'm going to start this exercise program and count
Updated 7/28/2016 5:37:25 AM

I'm going to start this exercise program and count calories today been over weight for way to long, hopefully I'll have the motivation to walk after work!!...  Read more

Week 2 of the VA's MOVE program. This seems to be
Updated 7/27/2016 10:51:08 AM

Week 2 of the VA's MOVE program. This seems to be one thing the VA actually got right. Plus 8 lbs down in 4 weeks. Oh yeah!...  Read more

Week 2 of the VA's MOVE program. This seems to be
Updated 7/27/2016 2:39:54 PM

Week 2 of the VA's MOVE program. This seems to be one thing the VA actually got right. Plus 8 lbs down in 4 weeks. Oh yeah!...  Read more

Week 2 of the VA's MOVE program. This seems to be
Updated 7/27/2016 10:51:08 AM

Week 2 of the VA's MOVE program. This seems to be one thing the VA actually got right. Plus 8 lbs down in 4 weeks. Oh yeah!...  Read more

Week 2 of the VA's MOVE program. This seems to be
Updated 7/27/2016 10:51:08 AM

Week 2 of the VA's MOVE program. This seems to be one thing the VA actually got right. Plus 8 lbs down in 4 weeks. Oh yeah!...  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

Obesity a Risk in School Lunch Lines

Obesity a Risk in School Lunch LinesObese sixth graders pack on the pounds in much the same manner as their adult counterparts ó too much TV, poor dietary habits, and too little physical activity.And school lunches appear to be a major factor in thos...  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

Childhood Obesity: Is total TV watching time the problem, or is it the commercials?

Itís been documented for quite a while that thereís a strong link between TV watching and obesity in children. The assumption has usually been that the time a child spends watching TV reduces the time spent on physical activity, but this new researc...  Read more

The Problem of Childhood Obesity: How You Can Be Part of the Solution

The topic of childhood obesity is interesting to me, both personally and professionally.  My job is to help people create a healthier lifestyle, and I’m also the mother of three small children.  But I’ll be honest, when I see st...  Read more