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 want to participate in a 5k this year. I am not much of a runner though. I know I will have to walk a majority of whatever 5k I do. Does that still count? Suggestions on one to make my first?... Read more
Every time I am doing good, I ruin it. It's like I am afraid of success or something. I do good for a couple weeks then have a week of overeating and it is incredibly hard to get back on track.... Read more
Hi I am 27 years old and I weigh 199.6 I have lost 5 pounds since 1/1/15 which is ok but I am eating 1,350 calories a day and exercising 5 times a week 35 mins a time , do you think this will work for my height age and weight PLEASE help... Read more
I am a very healthy eater. Very little meat, a ton of fruits and veggies . Not saying i dont treat myself to the cake at a bday party ;) but I have 3 beautiful girls under 5 and am finding it impossible to exercise. Does anyone have advice on this?... 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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