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Child Obesity Rate Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Child Obesity Rate.

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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

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

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

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

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

I had my third child a year ago and am past ready
Updated 2/24/2015 12:54:23 AM

I had my third child a year ago and am past ready to get rid of this baby weight! Hot mommy body here I come!....I hope...haha...  Read more

New to this: after having 3 children and gaining
Updated 2/23/2015 9:58:22 PM

New to this: after having 3 children and gaining an extra 35-40lbs ive decided its time to get back into shape and have the energy to spend time with my little ones...  Read more

Family member attack at child birthday party?
Updated 2/25/2015 5:17:21 PM

What do you do when you have just plain crazy family members, how do you continue relationships when craziness happens? I have a cousin who is 40 years old she has a daughter half her age, they showed up to a mutual family members house for a childs...  Read more

I'm new to this app. I'm a mother of 6 children an
Updated 2/18/2015 8:42:43 AM

I'm new to this app. I'm a mother of 6 children and I work in the health field on night shift. Right now my short term goal is to lose 21 lbs. Would love to get out of the 200's which I haven't been in 9 years....  Read more

Small victory - I could almost breath during child
Updated 2/17/2015 7:00:23 AM

Small victory - I could almost breath during child's pose tonight!!!!...  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

Monitor your Resting Heart Rate

Having a hard time exercising in your target heart rate zone? Maybe you need to check your resting heart rate! If you are getting regular cardio, your resting heart rate will decrease. Since your target heart rate is based on your resting heart ra...  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

New FDA Nutrition Labels Would Be Easier to Read

A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. Child obesity rates drop 43% in past decade USA TodayGood news: Far fewer kids ages two to five are obese today compared with eight years ago. Bad news: Experts warn the nu...  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