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Research On Child Obesity Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Research On Child Obesity.

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

The Facts on Weight Management and Cancer

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

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

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

The Truth About High Fructose Corn Syrup

Is there something unique about high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) that could lead to weight gain or health problems? Does your body really know the difference between corn syrup, sugar and other sweeteners? That may depend on who you ask. Some people t...  Read more

"According to research from the Calorie Control Co
Updated 11/26/2015 10:40:16 PM

"According to research from the Calorie Control Council, the average American may consume more than 4,500 calories and a whopping 229 grams of fat during a typical holiday gathering from snacking and eating a traditional Thanksgiving dinner"...  Read more

51 yo mother of four grown children. I work too mu
Updated 11/22/2015 5:44:43 PM

51 yo mother of four grown children. I work too much and need to start taking care of myself too. Looking for a buddy who can understand and help keep each other motivated....  Read more

Been a busy day cleaning at child and home great e
Updated 11/21/2015 6:14:59 PM

Been a busy day cleaning at child and home great exercise...  Read more

I too am 44 years old. I have 2 grown children, on

I too am 44 years old. I have 2 grown children, one that has kids of his own. I am here for you if you want to chat or anything. I know that we can all do this with encouragement from each other. I am now sitting at about 235 or so....  Read more

Thanks for the prayers. Had to tell my children th
Updated 11/14/2015 11:18:29 AM

Thanks for the prayers. Had to tell my children this morning about Grams being gone. They cried and my 5 year old said "I wish Grams wasn't dead." as he gave me a huge hug and my 7year old daughter wiped my tears away. I have the most amazing kids....  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.
sources/pdfs/cookbook.pdf...  Read more

Chromium Supplement

Washington's Bastyr University and Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center research results....  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

Childhood Obesity: Is total TV watching time the problem, or is it the commercials?

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

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