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
Today so many people are overweight or obese that it is sometimes viewed as the norm. This is making it difficult for parents to recognize whether their own child has a weight problem. A recent study surveyed the parents of almost 300... Read more
It's a philosophy that's repeated time and time again: Healthy habits start at home. And it's true—taking steps towards positive lifestyle changes in the pursuit of weight loss and overall health in the home are among the most rewar... Read more
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
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
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I'm planning a camping trip in September, and was wondering if anyone could suggest some healthy foods that travel well and are easy to cook for camping. Preferably dairy free, or easily made dairy free (i.e. just don't add the che... Read more
I am so guilty. I hadn't eaten yet, I was on my way to the grocery store. So, I wouldn't buy junk, I stopped at stake n shake. Now, I don't have the energy to do the workout that I missed because I went shopping. However, the shake was great... Read more
Upon opening the refrigerator to mindlessly graze, ask: "Do I really need to eat right now, or am I snacking because I'm stressed, tired, or bored?" If it's really the scheduled time to snack, choose a healthy snack instead of the comfort food. If... Read more
Ever since I was a child, instead of dessert, my family would have fruits- either split 2 pieces of fruit such as pears, mangoes, peaches or apples between the four of us or we would each get a handful of grapes or half a banana. It was the perfect a... Read more
Help your children (and yourself) maintain a healthy attitude toward food and fitness. Expert Q&As Q. My son comes home from school and heads straight for the sofa—and video games. How can I get him to be more active?&... Read more
When you look at all of the information out there regarding children's eating habits, it's enough to make your head spin. As parents, you should do this, but don't do that. As an example to your kids, you should eat this, but don't ea... Read more
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