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
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
Today, kids are well aware of the global threats to their environment, but their physical contact, their intimacy with nature on a day-to-day basis, is fading.
A fifth-grader in a San Diego classroom put it succinctly: "I like to play indoo... 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
We believe that all parents want what is best for their children. We also know that our world is changing more quickly than ever before, and sometimes we are swept into new lifestyles before we realize it. Who would have imagined 30 years ago that we... Read more
My mother is moving in with my husband and me this weekend. I haven't lived with her for 29 years. We've tried very hard over the past 4-5 months to keep her in her own home but she's on oxygen 24/7. If she forgets the oxygen she gets so confused... Read more
I have no children for three hours 4_5 days a week. I normally just lay on the couch. Today for the first time I walked the dog around the neighborhood for two hours. Im not a runner so walking is better then my normal routine.... Read more
I am finding it hard to stay ontop of things with my work schedual, two girls 10 and 12 and find time to exercise and sleep... I think that sleep is the worst, sleeping never more then 5 hours...sometimes in the day, sometimes in the night... I have... Read more
I wasn't a peanut butter fan as a kid...but I started making up for lost time.
As a result, I looked for sales and stocked up when I found a great price...the problem is, that like everything else....when it's in the house, it calls out to my inn... Read more
I'm sitting in a tennis club with the 12 year old I nanny for. Well, he's taking a tennis lesson and I'm doing all kinds of random things. But this guy and his kid joined me in the cluster of chairs I'm sitting in. So far, all he's done in the 10... 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
If you're a parent, you know that the last thing you're worried about when planning your kid's birthday party is 'the parent's nutritional needs.' The buffet of kid-friendly delights are not always in step with your current meal plans. If you have... 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
This week, I had the opportunity to attend a screening of a documentary about one of the most pressing issues of our time: the US obesity epidemic. The Weight of the Nation will air on HBO as a four-part series May 14 and 15. Here is a des... Read more
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