Tag: Child Obesity

Fitness Blogger Ashy Bines Sparks Controversy Over Workout Program Designed For 1-Year-Old Kids

Fitness blogger and Instagram star Ashy Bines is receiving backlash for 'Ashy and Friends,' a program for 1-year-old to 6-year-old children. Doctors and parenting experts believe that the workout videos for children will do more harm than good.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 23, 2018

The Obesity Problem Worsens: There Were 10 Times More Obese Children And Teens In 2016 Than 40 Years Ago

There were 10 times more obese children and teens in 2016 compared to 40 years ago, according to a joint study between the Imperial College London and the World Health Organization. The worldwide obesity problem is indeed getting worse.

Public Health October 11, 2017

Mediterranean Diet: Is It Good For Kids, Too?

There are numerous benefits of the Mediterranean diet in adults. Recently, researchers have started to investigate its effects on children, as well, to see if the benefits replicate for this age group.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 3, 2017

Obesity Risk In US Children Rise During Summer Breaks: Study

According to researchers, summer breaks actually lead to increases in obesity in children more than the time kids are in school. This tells parents the fight against obesity requires effort throughout the year.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 3, 2016

Fast Food Commercials Get Children To Eat More Junk Food

Kids associate eating junk food to having a 'better time.' A new report finds that fast food TV commercials are too tempting for kids and can lead to high consumption of unhealthy food items.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 5, 2016

Tooth Decay Drive Reveals Amount Of Sugar In Drinks

The city council of Liverpool has launched a public health campaign aimed at raising awareness on the amount of sugar included in many popular drinks. Officials hope this would help curb the rise in tooth decay rates among children.

Public Health May 10, 2016

Slow Chewing Of Food May Help Prevent Kids From Gaining Excess Weight

A study found that slow eating helped children lose weight by up to 5.7 percent in six months and up to 4.8 in one year. Chewing for 30 seconds before the next bite allows the satiety reflex to signal the brain that the stomach is full, which prevents people from overeating.

Life December 18, 2015

Kids Who Can Taste Sugar At Lower Concentration Likely To Be Overweight

A Monell Center study found that overweight or obese children had a greater sugar sensitivity than other kids. This broke the prevailing belief that the obese would need higher sugar amounts to achieve the same sweet pleasure.

Life December 17, 2015

Stopping Free Meals In School Will Fuel Child Obesity Crisis, Doctors Say

Over 40 leading doctors and health experts in England warned against cutting the free school meals budget for infant pupils. It could worsen the country's growing obesity crisis, they said in a letter to the Sunday Times.

Life September 28, 2015

Jamie Oliver Wants To Tax Sugary Drinks Served In Restaurants

Celebrity chef and restaurateur Jamie Oliver is charging an additional 10 pence (about 15 cents) on every sugary drink sold in his restaurants as part of his children’s health levy program. The money collected through the sugar tax will be donated to fund better education on healthy eating.

Life June 24, 2015

Are Kids Of Obese Moms Hardwired To Become Obese, Too?

Child obesity is one of the growing health risks many American families face, and according to a new research, the problem could potentially be linked to the obesity of the mother during pregnancy.

Life June 11, 2015

Study Claims Energy Drinks Are Making Kids More Hyperactive

According to new research, children who consume energy drinks and other sugary beverages are more at risk for hyperactive and inattention that children who don't.

Internet Culture February 9, 2015

TV in children's bedroom may make them obese

A new study suggests that children's weight is influenced by whether or not they have a television in their bedroom and regardless of the amount of time they spend watching TV.

Life March 6, 2014

Obesity risk revealed as early as kindergarten

Is your child overweight at age 5? A new study suggests he's likely to be obese when he reaches teen years.

Life January 30, 2014

Pregnant mother's diet determines baby's obesity risk

A new study shows that pregnant mothers on a high-fat diet are likely to give birth to children that suffer from lifelong obesity and related metabolic problems due to altered brain structure in the region of the brain that regulates metabolism.

Life January 26, 2014

Woman's plan to give obese kids letter instead of Halloween treats sparks debate

A North Dakota woman's plan to hand out letters to kids, who are moderately obese, instead of treats, on Halloween, has sparked a debate.

Photo November 3, 2013

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