Imagine being able to predict if your newborn will be obese in a few years? Now you can.
We usually think of young protesters as college students; however, high schoolers across the country are protesting over school lunches offered under the federal Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.
High blood pressure in children and teens is a growing problem but many parents don’t even think of it as a concern for their kids.
Local researchers modified an expensive, labor-intensive, hospital-based obesity program to see if it would work at the local community center.
The Philadelphia Health Department said Thursday the city’s school children are getting thinner.
A new study on child obesity indicates that students gain less weight if they go to schools in states with stronger laws about what foods can be sold outside their breakfast and lunch programs.
First Lady Michelle Obama was in Philadelphia on Wednesday to campaign – but not for her husband. She was promoting her effort to end childhood obesity.
Adult obesity rates increased in more than half the states during the past year. The news about childhood obesity rates is even worse.
Parents of overweight or obese children who think their problems will disappear during the teen years, think again. Research shows children’s activity levels decline as they reach adolescence.
Whether it is Easter, Halloween or a big children’s party, when kids get lots of candy the important thing to do as a parent is seize control and set guidelines.
There is no doubt that parents can have a major influence on children and this has been shown to be the case when establishing eating habits.
The townhall is planned for 6 p.m. Wednesday at Towey Rec Center in West Kensington.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, regular exercise can have a direct effect on a child’s success in school, academically.
A June article in Parents Express points out that martial arts helps kids in many ways — primarily physical fitness and self-control.
A Philadelphia-based order of Catholic nuns is ready to ask the McDonald’s fast food chain to do a better job battling childhood obesity.