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What Is Child Obesity Resources

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

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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

Hi ladies I am new here and I have written two blo
Updated 12/13/2014 10:13:09 AM

Hi ladies I am new here and I have written two blogs already. I would love to help motivate you guys and I would like for you to do the same for me. Check out my blogs very helpful and feel free to friend request me. Looking forward to chatting....  Read more

Hi all i am 30 with 10-15 pound weight loss goal t
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Hi all i am 30 with 10-15 pound weight loss goal to prepregnancy weight with one daughter 17 monthes pp. winter i usually go up and am hoping not to this year and ro stay motivated. 😄 i am still breastfeeding at night trying to waen and very...  Read more

Hi, all! New here....I am on antipsychotic medicat
Updated 12/13/2014 12:12:34 PM

Hi, all! New here....I am on antipsychotic medication and would like to lose approximately 25lbs. Because I'm on these meds, they slow down my metabolism (according to what my doctors have told me). Can a person on these types of meds be able to lose...  Read more

I am not a quitter anymor...Its time for a change!
Updated 12/13/2014 9:11:06 AM

I am new here on sparkpeople, I started my journey 10-16-2014 and have lost 34lbs I still have a long way to reach my goal, but Im not going to give up anymore......  Read more

Please tell me I am not alone!
Updated 12/12/2014 10:39:32 AM

I have lots of needlework projects that need completing but lately, I would rather play with my mobile devices, reading email, ebooks or even watching TV. I think I have set aside my crochet and cross-stitch for months now! I also need to catch...  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

Drink OOLONG TEA

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