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McDonald's is one of the big food companies that lobbies for the attention of legislators. Public domain image by TheDapperDan.
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 ...
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.
  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” ...
Is Your Child Obese? Here is How To Help Him
in children should be addressed as soon as it is noted. It has been established through statistics that obese children are more likely to grow up into obese adults. Only a few obese children will learn later in life to adopt better lifestyles and eating habits. If your child is at least 5 years old, and...
A Pokémon GO gathering in Florida. Creative commons image by Cyclonebiskit.
While the buzz throughout the nation has sometimes been criticism about the “Pokémon GO” phenomenon, some in the tech world like Chris Willer have already cited it as a movement that has potentially “gotten kids more active in a week than the White House has in years.” While First Lady Michelle Obama has ...
Tomatoes in a farmers' market in Louisiana, a public domain image by Bill Tarpenning. In places where there are greater accesses to fresh fruits and vegetables for all income levels, childhood obesity is lowering, although Louisiana, is one of the states with the greatest levels of childhood obesity (number five of five).
A recent infographic demonstrates how states throughout the nation rate in terms of obesity. “Obesity” is termed as individuals who have a BMI (body mass index) of the 95th percentile and above. “Overweight” is individuals with a BMI between the 85th and 94th percentiles. In the United States, the top five ...
Campaign to Ban Junk Food Ads Before 9 PM
Cancer Research UK is campaigning for junk food ads in television stations to be controlled. Specifically, the organization wants televisions to be free of junk food ads until after 9 pm. They hope that this move will lead to lower childhood obesity rates by controlling children’s appetites. Surveys have ...
Here is How To help Your Obese Child
Obesity rates in the UK, just as in many developed countries, are rising at an alarming rate. A worrying trend in child obesity rates is also on the rise. This is not only a problem because of the effect of excess weight on the confidence levels of children, but also because of the health implications it...
Junk food in advertising for children has been on the agendas for healthcare research in both the UK and Canada. Public Domain Image by Bill Branson, National Cancer Institute.
A new campaign in the United Kingdom is striving to remove food advertising that could target children with junk food lures during prime time when they watch TV the most. Cancer Research UK is looking to eradicate junk food advertising from the hours of about 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. to avert cancer. According to the...
Children Express Their Ideas on Obesity
Childhood obesity is growing into a serious global problem, especially in the developed world. In the UK, about one fifth of the children are obese. Recently, a study was carried out in the country to find out what the children themselves think of the situation. The study, which involved 500 children, came up with ...
Teenagers are experiencing puberty at younger ages due to the childhood obesity crisis. Creative commons image by Jeremy Noble.
A recent study has focused on the correlation between childhood obesity and early puberty. The current generation of youth is experiencing their height surges and physical body changes that puberty brings on, earlier than their parents. The main trigger behind these changes is due to the impact that childhood ...
Kids Want Fast Food Deliveries To Schools Banned
Children and parents in the UK want fast food deliveries to schools banned. This came after it was discovered that fast foods deliveries are a leading cause of child obesity in the country. This was revealed in a study carried out by a joint effort of Slimming World, Youth Health Movement and the Royal Society for...
Gatorade and other sports beverages are being cited for their contribution to the childhood obesity epidemic. Creative commons image by Jeff Taylor.
Gatorade, Vitamin Water, Powerade, and Propel are among the beverages that are meant to give kids, especially those who are athletes, a boost. But along with the issues that these drinks are creating for a child’s teeth, they are also causing havoc with their health, in a day and age when there is a focus on...