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.
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Nine-year-old Ayub Mohamud ate two breakfasts, one at home and one at school, loved candy and chips, got little exercise, and had signs of being pre-diabetic. After starting Portland, Maine’s 5-2-1-0 program, […]
A new reports says turning of the TV and computer and getting obese kids outside playing more often, will cut their calorie intake and they’ll burn more calories with activity.
Temple University’s Center for Obesity Research and Education is digesting a new federal grant to help mothers make better food choices for their children.
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has been awarded a major grant to fight a big problem.
Pat Ciarrocchi speaks to YMCA representative Kate Harner about the organization’s new initiative aimed at fighting childhood obesity. Watch this video…
There is a report from the British Medical Journal which finds a high childhood body mass index is associated with risk factors like heart disease and stroke in the adult years.