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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

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Updated 5/22/2015 8:59:19 AM

woke up to a sick child this morning. Looks like no walk today so I will have to do a workout at home. Have a good day everyone 🌺...  Read more

Mixing it up a little here...parents of small chil
Updated 5/21/2015 4:30:49 PM

Mixing it up a little here...parents of small children, which is more stressful bed time or dinner time?...  Read more

Is anyone a caregiver to an elderly parent?
Updated 5/19/2015 10:05:49 PM

Is anyone a caregiver to an elderly parent?...  Read more

Cost of obesity on Americans article
Updated 5/17/2015 2:38:48 AM

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r92235-per-person/ar-BBjQ0kw I'm sure most people are aware of this....  Read more

Elderly Parents
Updated 5/7/2015 2:31:08 PM

have you ever had to convince either your parents or your in-laws to move either closer to you or into a nursing home? I could use some advice; my MIL is 88 and can't live alone anymore but she doesn't want to move ANYWHERE! ...  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

Kid's Birthday Parties

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

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