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Study: Standing Desks Could Help Cut Childhood Obesity Rates

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.

09/17/2014

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Obese Children – And Their Parents – Underestimate Their Weight

We recently learned that most overweight kids think they are at a normal weight – and their parents underestimate their children’s weight as well.

08/18/2014

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Aramark and CHOP Team Up To Battle Childhood Obesity

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.

08/03/2014

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Children Who Are Obese Don’t Necessarily Realize It

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.

07/28/2014

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Report: Heavy Kids Often Don’t See Themselves As Overweight

According to the CDC, the study’s findings could help influence public health initiatives targeting childhood obesity.

07/24/2014

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Health: Childhood Obesity Report Calls For More Aggressive Efforts To Fight The Problem

3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more on a new report calling for a more aggressive effort to fight the problem.

06/25/2014

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US Kids Not Getting Nearly Enough Physical Activity

In the recently released United States Report Card on Physical Activity For Children & Youth, our kids received a near-failing grade.

05/27/2014

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National Health Study Shows Mixed Results For Philadelphia Region

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.

03/29/2014

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Puberty For Girls Starting At An Earlier Age

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.

11/14/2013

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Vegetarian School Lunches Show Positive Effect

An elementary school in Queens, NY, has switched to all vegetarian school lunches and benefits have been reported beyond physical health.

11/12/2013

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CDC Report: Childhood Obesity Rates Fell In 18 States, Including NJ; Pa.’s Rate Increased

A new government report is the first evidence of a national decline in childhood obesity, health officials said Tuesday.

08/06/2013

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Increase In High Blood Pressure Among Children

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.

07/23/2013

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Kids Pick Up TV Watching Habits From Parents

Do you watch too much television? If you do, it probably means that you are more likely to have children who do the same.

07/22/2013

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Temple Researchers Say Smaller Plates Cause Children To Take Less Food

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.

04/09/2013

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How To Help Your Kids Choose The Best Extra-Curricular Activities

Help your kids learn and prepare for the future through after-school activities.

01/16/2013

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