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What Is Child Obesity Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for What Is Child Obesity.

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

''I'm an Obesity Survivor''

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. Heather Before Heather After ...  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

''I'm Beginning a New Journey Now''

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! ...  Read more

Help Your Kids Love Their Bodies

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
Updated 10/7/2015 3:09:59 PM

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
Updated 10/7/2015 4:09:07 PM

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

Am i asking a question in the wrong place. im new
Updated 10/7/2015 3:23:18 PM

Am i asking a question in the wrong place. im new to the chat world and i had not received a reply...  Read more

I am really not use to logging my every meal, some
Updated 10/7/2015 4:01:17 PM

I am really not use to logging my every meal, some days I completely forget. I keep going though. Happy Wednesday!...  Read more

Yes, it's not magic. You can do it! I am just a re

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

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


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

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

Are Healthier Kids Menus Coming to Your Favorite Restaurant?

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

Poll: Will Banning Toys in Kid's Meals Lower the Childhood Obesity Epidemic?

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

About shape-up shoes and child obesity

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

Is child obesity a new form of child abuse?

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