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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 am reaching out.
Updated 7/21/2014 10:01:57 PM

I am back. I have been on this weight loss journey so many times, with no success. The scale goes up and up. I know it is because of me, lack of motivation, poor eating habits, no excersize.I feel so defeated. I start, when I wake do good for breakf...  Read more

depression, painful scolios and obesity
Updated 7/20/2014 8:22:04 AM

I am trying to change my life. its been difficult. i went to the gym 4 days in a row this week. so i am impressed with that. today was more difficult because of the back pain plus my sleep patterns are all over the place. i cant fall asleep till earl...  Read more

Child with dietary needs
Updated 7/18/2014 11:39:29 PM

My daughter has recently been diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome and is required to keep track of her daily sodium intake as well as her calories. Currently, she is hand writing it in a journal. I wanted to sign her up for sp, so she could do it here...  Read more

Here I am Again..:(
Updated 7/19/2014 10:44:05 AM

Hi everyone I am back to starting again. Life gets in the way quiet often and I try to go at it on my own. I also tend to get overwhelmed by all the info on the web site. I don't always know where to go or log on to record something and loose too mu...  Read more

i am back again why do i leave?
Updated 7/16/2014 9:07:20 AM

Been awhile but always come back to spark people. The only place that seems to help me. I have hoped this since I have breast cancer others on here might be able to help me. Meaning I am unable to do A lot o strenuous exercise. But on a goo...  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