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Measurement of Growth and Nutrition in Children
It has been constantly stated that the best form of treatment is preventative. The same is the case when it comes to clinical practice and more so for the pediatric care. One of the best ways to enhance pediatric preventative care is to ensure accurate measurement of growth across this population. There are quite ...
Study: Maternal Gestational Diabetes Raises Risk of Childhood Obesity
Up to 28% of pregnant mothers suffer from Maternal Gestational Diabetes (GDM). Given that diabetes is giving the professional world such a scare, it was just a matter of time before the effect of GDM to the child was identified. And, it has.  According to a research that was recently conducted and published, it ...
The Cadbury Flake is a favorite treat in the U.K. The plan to fight childhood obesity and help to reduce sugar overall has been described as "weak." Public domain image by Evan Amos.
After a delay in releasing the childhood obesity plan due to Brexit, the plan, which in its draft form was considered “pathetic” by groups such as the Childhood Obesity Strategy (COS), and now has received a “weak” rating. It’s the British Medical Association now commenting and describing the “watered ...
Kids sample veggies during lunch at their school in Arlington, Va. Public domain image from the USDA.
Summertime is often the easy time when kids and their parents alike take a laid back attitude towards snacks over the summer, it becomes time for them to switch gears and return to healthful eating for the school year. With easy access to the fridge, ice cream and maybe other tempting treats, kids need to discipline...
The Arkansas Children's Hospital where much of the research is part of the network that is researching child's obesity research. Creative commons image by Wasted Time R.
One of the top states in the nation that the epidemic of childhood obesity has impacted has received an infusion of $94 million in grant monies from the National Institutes of Health. The monies are earmarked to create and fund the ACRI (Arkansas Center for Health Improvement) at the Arkansas Children’s Research ...
Height Adjustable Sit/Stand Focus Desk Helps Fight Childhood Obesity
It is a critical time whereby about a third of children in United States of America are obese or overweight; and according to the American Heart Association, parents and schools are expressing anxiety to consider next generation desks as very helpful in promoting future health condition. Latest research now shows ...
Early Bedtime for Preschoolers Could Cut Obesity Risk
Obtaining good sleep during the night could minimize weight gain among children in the future. This is according to a new study that was conducted by putting preschoolers in bed by 8:00 pm. This was found to lower their chances of being overweight or obese in later life by half. ‘Obese’ refers to calculations ...
The Important Parts of Child Nutrition
Rules of feeding children are constantly changing and it may be slightly stressful to cope with new recommendations, especially for those who get it difficult to get their children to eat anything. Information contained herein provides the safest and simplest guidelines towards starting on a healthy eating life. ...
The "McDonald's of the Future" is currently offering customized sandwiches and unlimited fries in its flagship location. The company says it is also revising half of its menu to add more healthful ingredients. Creative commons image by ProjectManhattan.
  In the race for eateries to serve more appealing and healthful food, one McDonald’s is evolving from “fast food” to “fast casual” with what they serve. From special baskets with food delivered right to the table in more upscale metal baskets and a range of toppings for sandwiches including pico ...
A child, especially girl, with ADHD or sleep disorders, can develop problems with childhood obesity, which can carry into her adulthood. Creative commons image by VanessaQ.
A study from Mexico revealed that children who battle neurological disorders may also have issues with childhood obesity. In fact, researchers said that conditions like attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and sleep issues can be a root cause of obesity in children. Childsobesity.com explored the topic ...
Fitness and Your 6-12 Year Old
Children especially those that are at the ages between 6 and 12 years’ old often require that physical activity and work out. This is important especially when it comes to building confidence, strength and internal as well as body coordination. When laying a healthy background for children especially around this ...
Parents Should Avoid Commenting On a Child`s Weight
Many people might tend to ask and wonder if it is okay for a parent or parents to talk to their children about weight issues especially if the child is overweight or if they should refrain from mentioning anything related to weight. According to many different researchers, parents who find themselves in this ...