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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

I also am a recent widow, 1 yr ago, and have start
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I also am a recent widow, 1 yr ago, and have started to drink at night... I feel like I cant diet until i quit drinking at night.. dont want to......  Read more

Post holiday blues! I am willing to bet it's mainl
Updated 9/27/2016 6:56:03 PM

Post holiday blues! I am willing to bet it's mainly due to the lack of walking since I've been home. If I know that, why aren't I doing something about it?!!...  Read more

New here. Looking to start in am. Would like to fi
Updated 9/27/2016 6:43:00 PM

New here. Looking to start in am. Would like to find someone local that I can workout with.#...  Read more

Hey everyone! Today I have finally started on my weight loss journey. But I know that I am the type
Updated 9/27/2016 6:09:47 PM

Hey everyone! Today I have finally started on my weight loss journey. But I know that I am the type of person to lose focus or procrastinate when the initial excitement wears off. If you could give me any advice, I would appreciate it. Thank you!...  Read more

Had a slip this afternoon. Tracked it and am movi
Updated 9/27/2016 5:15:20 PM

Had a slip this afternoon. Tracked it and am moving on. Salad with grilled chicken breast. It's what's for dinner....  Read more

United States Obesity Epidemic Continues to Spread

United States Obesity Epidemic Continues to SpreadA new report outlining how obesity threatens America's future reveals that obesity rates climbed over the past year in 16 states, and not a single state reported a decline in the proportion of excessi...  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

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