High blood pressure in children leads to high blood pressure in adults and adult hypertension is the leading cause of death in the world.
Childhood obesity is a major public health concern, but new research shows something as simple as changing a child’s desk could help them avoid becoming overweight.
We recently learned that most overweight kids think they are at a normal weight – and their parents underestimate their children’s weight as well.
The project called Home Plate is a three year research project to teach low income parents the best way to cook healthy meals to keep their kids fit.
Nearly 17% of US children and adolescents are obese. But, according to a CDC report, many people who are obese don’t consider themselves as having the condition.
According to the CDC, the study’s findings could help influence public health initiatives targeting childhood obesity.
3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more on a new report calling for a more aggressive effort to fight the problem.
In the recently released United States Report Card on Physical Activity For Children & Youth, our kids received a near-failing grade.
A newly released study looks into the health of people in every county in every state across America — and what can be done to improve things.
Compared to 15 years ago, a new study shows that young girls are developing breasts at an earlier age than before, due to a rise in obesity.
An elementary school in Queens, NY, has switched to all vegetarian school lunches and benefits have been reported beyond physical health.
A new government report is the first evidence of a national decline in childhood obesity, health officials said Tuesday.
We know we have an issue with obesity in children in this country and, not surprisingly, high blood pressure is also on the rise in kids.
Do you watch too much television? If you do, it probably means that you are more likely to have children who do the same.
The public health professors conducted a three-month study of childhood eating habits at a North Philadelphia school. Children were permitted to serve themselves at lunchtime.