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
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
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
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
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
I saw several listings for Old dutch Butter Spindles, but I couldn't find one that included all the vitamin/nutrients, so I added it myself. However, even though 15% folate is included in the version I created, it does not show up in my nutrient cou... Read more
I love it when something I type comes up so I don't have to complete the typing--but when it comes up with a comma in it, the "search" doesn't like it. Could you please come up with a way that leaves out the commas?... Read more
My husband recently joined SP and I am wondering if there is a way to link our food favorites? We eat a lot of the same meals and I'd like to be able to just share some of the foods instead of having to retype them. I made all my favorites available,... Read more
I am a 24 year old guy and i was very overweight at 324 i managed to lose weight and i now weigh 205 pounds i wanna keep losing weight and build some muscle. When i look in the mirror i don't think it's possible to ever have a good body again and i l... Read more
Since starting a new medication about a week ago I hardly have an appetite. I haven't even managed get to 1200 calories in nearly a week and it is showing on the scale. I have stopped losing weight and I'm guessing it's because my body is wondering w... Read more
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
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
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
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