Childhood Obesity News

Having grown up as an overweight child, I know what a lifelong struggle overcoming obesity can be.

In the interest of reversing the alarming statistics linked to childhood obesity, science is looking at parents' roles for clues from before birth to family mealtime (and I would add prayer at the dinner table instead of in front of the TV or computer, along with conversation centering on what you each believe the Lord is showing you and doing in your lives will go a long way in building more healthful relationships with each other and food):

Futurity.org – Pregnancy diet weighs in child obesity

What a woman eats while pregnant has been found to factor into her child's health years down the road, so measures to prevent childhood obesity should include targeting and improving the mother's nutrition before she gives birth. …

Publish Date: 05/04/2011 11:18

http://www.futurity.org/health-medicine/pregnancy-diet-weighs-in-child-obesity

Family Meals Help Cut Risk of Childhood Obesity

Regular family meals improve children's nutrition, reduce the risk of childhood obesity, and encourage healthy eating habits, a study suggests.

Publish Date: 05/02/2011 15:02

http://www.webmd.com/parenting/news/20110502/family-meals-help-cut-risk-of-childhood-obesity

VIDEO: Childhood Obesity Serious, Growing Health ThreatChildhood Obesity Crisis: Can We Grow McNuggets In Our Garden

Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years, and overweight young people are more likely to face risk factors for cardiovascular disease and other serious health problems.

 

Childhood Obesity Crisis: Can We Grow McNuggets In Our Garden Childhood obesity is a huge problem, but is it a family issue? A school issue? There's no consensus even on that. Why do we even need policies like the Healthy Schools act? It's an uphill battle. And yet gardens are wonderful, …Publish Date: 05/03/2011 14:37

http://commonhealth.wbur.org/2011/05/childhood-obesity-crisis-can-we-grow-mcnuggets-in-our-garden/

 

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