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Parents And Child Obesity Resources

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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

Expert Solutions: Overweight Kids

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

Why Kids Need to Spend Time Outdoors

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

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

14 Ways to Encourage Kids to Play Outdoors

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

Starting my journey today. Starting weight 205. I just had my 3rd child 8wks ago. With having 3 gir
Updated 8/22/2016 12:42:40 PM

Starting my journey today. Starting weight 205. I just had my 3rd child 8wks ago. With having 3 girls and being a girl scout leader I want to be a positive roll model for all of the young girls in my life. Let's see where this journey takes me!...  Read more

Walked 3.5 miles today to my parents house. It was
Updated 8/21/2016 11:13:18 AM

Walked 3.5 miles today to my parents house. It was a very nice walk and a good time to talk with my daughter. Will probably making waking a nighty thing!!...  Read more

Between work, working out, and my child I'm finally feeling more energetic. #Goals #Motovation #Maki
Updated 8/20/2016 5:36:53 PM

Between work, working out, and my child I'm finally feeling more energetic. #Goals #Motovation #MakingChanges...  Read more

It's Thankful Thursday here! I'm thankful for my parents who celebrated 47 yrs of marriage yesterday
Updated 8/18/2016 6:25:53 AM

It's Thankful Thursday here! I'm thankful for my parents who celebrated 47 yrs of marriage yesterday, my awesome new job, kids both having great first days of college (OMG) and successfully completing a 24 HR fast. What are you thankful for??...  Read more

Children don't sleep! I am trying to out in my 8h
Updated 8/17/2016 9:41:40 AM

Children don't sleep! I am trying to out in my 8hrs (this is new for me - usually rocking around 5) and my son keeps rolling in at 5am or won't go to bed early! So frustrating!!!...  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

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

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

Sneak Peek: 'The Weight of the Nation' Documentary Series

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