Jennifer Jean Miller, Author at Child's Obesity

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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.

UK Childhood Obesity Plan Deemed ‘Weak’

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 down” plan as “rowing back” on how…


Kids sample veggies during lunch at their school in Arlington, Va. Public domain image from the USDA.

Kids and Parents Need to Gear Up for Healthier School Year Eating

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…


Kids gear up to run during America's Kids Run, public domain image from the U.S. Government.

#FitOverFat Provides a ‘Me Empowered’ Health Program for Kids

Adults can inspire kids, but even more, children can receive encouragement from one another to be the best that they can be. That’s why #fitOVERfatUSA is such an integral for whole health for kids. Why? The program inspires kids to lead by example when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. The designed the website http://www.fitoverfatusa.com/…


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.

Arkansas Receives $9.4 Million For Childhood Obesity Studies

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 Institute. While the national…


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.

Will the ‘McDonald’s of the Future’ Serve Healthier Selections?

  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 guacamole, McDonald’s seems to be…


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.

ADHD and Other Disorders May Be Tied to Childhood Obesity

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 about later meals and that they do not contribute to childhood…


Impacts on Children’s Hearts from Childhood Obesity

Children who are overweight or obese may develop health problems that they wouldn’t have likely developed had they been of a more “normal” weight. Many kids who struggle with weight problems, however, deal with Type 2 diabetes, blood pressure problems, joint issues, asthma and more. A child’s heart, the most important muscle in their entire body,…


McDonald's is one of the big food companies that lobbies for the attention of legislators. Public domain image by TheDapperDan.

How Food Lobbyists Work the Nutrition System

With childhood obesity impacting nearly a third of the children in the United States, one would assume that especially in government it would be a priority to give preference to foods that are the healthiest when it comes to policies which may help to counter the childhood obesity epidemic. Sadly, this isn’t always the case because…


Watchdog groups in the UK are hoping the government will mandate a 50 percent reduction in sugars in their foods by 2020. Creative commons image by Richard Stebbing.

The UK Delays Release of Childhood Obesity Strategy

  Watchdog groups that are keeping an eye on the United Kingdom’s Childhood Obesity Strategy (COS) have described the current draft of the plan as “pathetic.” The plan, which had been scheduled for release, is now on the back burner until the fall. This action as well has fallen into the “pathetic” category in the COS’s…


Research shows that children of the toddler age who go to sleep before 8 p.m. have a decreased risk of obesity in adolescence. Public domain image by Alessandro Zangrilli.

Earlier Beddy-Bye for Toddlers May Lessen Childhood Obesity Risk

Going to bed earlier has always had its benefits for anyone at any age. But a new study shows that kids at the toddler and preschool age who are tucked in at an earlier time have a lesser risk of developing childhood obesity, and obesity throughout their teen and adult years. While later meals were previously…