A recent study highlights how complicated childhood obesity continues to be, as the United States scrambles to address one of the greatest risk factors for chronic illness, including diabetes, cancer and heart disease, later in life.
By Laura Santhanam
About 35 percent of those aged 2 to 19 are overweight, according to the latest analysis, and about one in five children are obese.
By Laura Santhanam
As childhood obesity soars among low-income communities with limited access to fresh produce, some educators in Colorado are combating the problem by joining the farm-to-preschool movement. Now these preschoolers are learning their ABCs while picking veggies from the school garden…
By Cat Wise
Child-centric marketing icons contribute to childhood obesity, according to a new study.
By Lora Strum
By Sarah McHaney
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is committing $500 million to spend over the next ten years on programs stopping childhood obesity.
By Travis Daub
The researchers found that physical activity is only one part of what kids like about playing, and that regimented physical play built around fitness doesn’t satisfy all needs for many kids, or meet their own definition of "play." "By focusing…
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
First lady Michelle Obama is answering Republicans in Congress who want to roll back healthier school meal standards, holding an event at the White House to highlight the success of the health guidelines. The Tuesday event is an unusual move…
By PBS NewsHour
The Centers for Disease Control is reporting progress in cutting obesity among pre-schoolers. During the past decade, obesity in children aged 2 to 5 has dropped from 14 percent to 8 percent. Christina Economos of the Tufts University School of…
By Dave Gustafson
The government scrapped its food pyramid Thursday, replacing it with MyPlate, a campaign that encourages Americans to fill up half their diet with fruits and vegetables, and avoid sugary drinks and oversized portions.
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