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Parents And Child Obesity Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Parents And 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

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

I live with my parents and they aren't trying to b
Updated 6/23/2016 12:49:53 PM

I live with my parents and they aren't trying to be healthy. So I'm always tempted to snack on unhealthy stuff bc it's all around me. Any ideas to stop the temptation? I already tried talking to them to keep that stuff out of the house but they wont....  Read more

Great to be at my parents! I'll have to be more ca
Updated 6/19/2016 2:13:42 PM

Great to be at my parents! I'll have to be more careful what I eat from tomorrow though!...  Read more

Anyone else use their children for weights they lo
Updated 6/17/2016 3:46:10 PM

Anyone else use their children for weights they love it! We rocked out to Luke Bryan and did our workout 😍...  Read more

Does any on elase have a child. That make fun of y
Updated 6/17/2016 3:47:12 PM

Does any on elase have a child. That make fun of you when you try to exercise? I have about gave up on trying to exercise around my son because of this it Mack me feel like crap...  Read more

Children "Dieting"
Updated 6/23/2016 8:26:45 PM

I am hoping someone(s) here can give me some advice. I am trying to lose 100+ pounds. My daughter (36 and also 100+ pounds overweight) lives with me with her 8 year old son who is also overweight by maybe 25-30 pounds. I want to help him lose weight...  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