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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

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

2 questions. 1. What are healthy foods that are High in fat? 2. I've been under eating but I do n
Updated 8/26/2016 11:15:57 AM

2 questions. 1. What are healthy foods that are High in fat? 2. I've been under eating but I do not understand how that makes you gain or stop loosing weight especially if you are burning calories by exercise and other daily activities...  Read more

First week of walking more, smart food choices and
Updated 8/26/2016 10:30:27 AM

First week of walking more, smart food choices and being accountable. How's everyone else doing? #Newbie #50lbstolose #Seniorgettinghealthy...  Read more

#help #tips #food #hungry my brother is bringing me a bagel with cream cheese it's 9:34 am and I hav
Updated 8/26/2016 10:14:08 AM

#help #tips #food #hungry my brother is bringing me a bagel with cream cheese it's 9:34 am and I have not ate anything what should I do? Wait till 12 ? Eat half now and half at twelve or not eat it at all and eat something healthier ?...  Read more

Tracking food
Updated 8/28/2016 10:14:02 AM

Do you eat better and lose more weight if you track your food? I think that for me, tracking everything, yes everything that passes my lips works the best for me.I feel happiest when I have routines and structure in my life. Tracking provides both...  Read more

My #diet doesn't only consist of food nor just cer
Updated 8/26/2016 9:14:59 AM

My #diet doesn't only consist of food nor just certain types but also how or when I consume food. I'm practicing intermittent #fasting. I have an 8 hour window where I'm eating. Does anyone tweak their diet with any success?...  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

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