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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

Bring Dinner Back: 7 Reasons to Reinstate the Family Meal

Once upon a time, the family dinner was an institution. In the mid-twentieth century, it was the norm for everyone to gather around the table every night to share a home-cooked meal. But over the decades, that Norman Rockwell-esque scene has become t...  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

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

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

Intermittent Fasting
Updated 9/24/2016 6:27:45 AM

Does having a casein shake as your last meal during your fed state break your fast afterwards? I know casein protein is a slower digesting protein that may increase your insulin levels after taking it. ...  Read more

Went way out of my way to grab fast food after wor
Updated 9/22/2016 9:09:16 PM

Went way out of my way to grab fast food after work. Pulled in parking lot then went right back out without ordering! Decided to have leftovers instead. Went over calories, but at least I'm starting to break one bad habit! Baby steps, but so proud:)...  Read more

Day 3. Logging my food and exercising. I do 3 -
Updated 9/22/2016 2:14:14 PM

Day 3. Logging my food and exercising. I do 3 - 10 min. Walks on the treadmill. Starting at 2 miles per hour. Doing daily stretching too. I like that best of all. I find it very relaxing. Cheers....  Read more

Just read the article about cheap foods and still
Updated 9/22/2016 11:53:48 AM

Just read the article about cheap foods and still able to eat healthy. I usually buy fresh fruits and veggies but frozen would be perfect for smoothies. Anyone have a favorite brand? Post a price so others can compare. Lets eat #cheap...  Read more

I did not track my food during the last few days..
Updated 9/22/2016 12:21:26 PM

I did not track my food during the last few days.. didnt felt like it :s. In the end I still watched what I ate and still lost a pound but I gotta get back to it and right now!...  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

How to Address the Crisis of Childhood Obesity

How to Address the Crisis of Childhood ObesityAccording to the latest statistics,1 about 75 percent of American men and 67 percent of women are either overweight or obese. This means less than one-third of US adults are at a healthy weight.The statis...  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