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
Heather (MSUMOMMA) is down 75 pounds and says she's committed to her new lifestyle! Learn how she has maintained her weight loss for eight months and counting.
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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
Christina (CFOSTER1966) lost 97 pounds and says she started this journey to become healthier and to ward off the complications that come with obesity. She has maintained her weight loss for the past 18 months. Find out how she did it!
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Playing, friends, and homework are among the top things a kid thinks about during a day. But increasingly, one's body shape, size and appearance are competing thoughts. According to Kathy Kater, author of the book Real Kids Come in All Sizes (200... Read more
I feel like I am trying to sell myself.. but, I'm looking for some people to help keep me motivated! when I see others doing stuff it makes me want to do stuff. Add me if you're willing to help!... Read more
Help!!!! I am looking for a heart rate monitor to wear as a watch. Need ideas and feedback on what you sparkers use!
Ideally I would like a normal watch function, and heart rate monitoring while jogging/walking. Also one that is water resistant.... Read more
Yes, it's not magic. You can do it! I am just a regular person with extraordinary goals and fierce determination. I can actually see myself thinner and more fit now. I have gotten stronger over the months mentally and physically and it is awesome!... 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
Excess accumulation of triglycerides in the body causes obesity. Polyphenol in oolong tea is effective in controlling obesity. It has enzymes to dissolve triglycerides. Drink 1 cup in the AM and 1 in the PM... Read more
It is difficult to listen to the news, read a newspaper, or review online blogs these days without hearing about the childhood obesity epidemic. With a childhood obesity rate that has more than tripled in the past 30 years, the problem certainl... Read more
When I was growing up eating out, even at McDonald's, was not a daily, much less a weekly excursion. Not only were restaurants few and far between, it was quite expensive going out to eat with seven people in a family.
Happy Meals and the toys t... Read more
i recently saw a blog trying to ban the kids variety of shape up shoes because they promote bad body image, making kids think they need to be toned in order to be acceptable. i found it silly, but the comments that came after were unbelievable! made... Read more
This mornings news headlines were about the English getting ready to re-write archiac child abuse laws that were over 80 years old. Apparently, there was nothing about emotional abuse. When I looked around my daughters school playground later in the... Read more
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