Childhood Obesity

Child obesity in America is an ongoing concern. Learn how to prevent childhood obesity by encouraging healthy eating and exercise and what to do if your child is already overweight.

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Research Pinpoints 3 Key Ways to Reduce Your Child's Risk of Obesity
A new study has linked childhood obesity to inconsistent routines around mealtime, screen time, and, most importantly, bedtime. 
If Your Preschooler Craves Fast Food, You May Want to Turn Off the TV
According to a new study, preschoolers who see ads for fast-food are more likely to eat it.
Kids Only Need to Exercise for 10 Minutes a Day to Reap Benefits, Study Says
It turns out just 10 minutes of intense activity is enough to help kids stay on the right track with their health.
When Parents Think Kids Are Overweight, It's More Likely They Will Be Later On
New research highlights the consequences of parents' perceptions of their kids' weight.
How to Help Kids Maintain a Healthy Weight
In the past decade, Latino kids have surpassed their peers to become the heaviest group of children in America. But it doesn't have to be that way. 
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More Childhood Obesity

The One Topic That Should Be Off-Limits With Your Kids
Recent studies show that talking about weight can cause long-term harm.
Study: Bones of Obese Children Could Be in Trouble

A new review shows a potentially harmful connection between body fat and bone growth.