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Fast Food Child Obesity Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Fast Food Child Obesity.

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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

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

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

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

Day 7/180. This week has gone by so fast! I feel s
Updated 2/6/2016 2:03:17 PM

Day 7/180. This week has gone by so fast! I feel successful....  Read more

We really need a health food drive through somewhe
Updated 2/6/2016 12:29:38 PM

We really need a health food drive through somewhere for quick meals or snacks on the go....  Read more

New member here...when I track my food everyday is
Updated 2/6/2016 11:58:02 AM

New member here...when I track my food everyday is there a button to push that completes the entry for the day? I cannot find one but I assume it takes what I have entered for that day....  Read more

Breaking habits is hard to do. But keeping food re
Updated 2/6/2016 12:14:12 PM

Breaking habits is hard to do. But keeping food records helps to do that because it's helping me to be more conscious of what I eat and how much. I fail at times though....  Read more

Food is the most abused anxiety drug... Exercise i
Updated 2/6/2016 11:17:57 AM

Food is the most abused anxiety drug... Exercise is the most under utilized antidepressant!!!...  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

Eat Tomatoes or Have Tomato Juice In The Morning

Tomatoes have good fiber, Vitamin B & the red pigment in tomatoes help reduce obesity. Tomato juice aids in digestion. Try a cup of tomato juice 20 minutes before eating to increase the digestive function & to help process food faster. Make the juic...  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

Slash Your Child's Risk for Obesity by 40%--Without Diet or Exercise

We put a lot of the blame for childhood obesity on fast food, school lunches, and sedentary lifestyles, and certainly all of these factors (along with many others) are at play. But can we really do much about these factors, especially in the short-te...  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