Surprisingly, it turns out that even though childhood obesity is the biggest risk faster, many kids have high cholesterol, even if they are at a healthy weight. A study out of Texas found that one out of every three kids ages 9-11 had high cholesterol. 35% of the kids studied who had a healthy weight still had high cholesterol, while 41% of the obese children had borderline or … [Read more...]
Childhood obesity is a major issue that is bordering on an epidemic. It's an issue that can affect your child's physical and emotional well-being. Prevention is the best way to put a stop to childhood obesity. We'll share tips on how to do just that, as well as important health information, news about studies, and some fun ways to get kids thinking about making healthier choices.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Facts Up Front program. We at OurFamilyWorld are passionate about preventing childhood obesity and empowering parents to make better food choices. Part of making the best choices for your family is reading labels before adding anything to your shopping cart. We all know it’s important to look at the calorie, fat and … [Read more...]
Just about every First Lady throughout at least recent history came into the White House with a cause. For Michelle Obama, that cause is fighting childhood obesity. As major advocates for prevention ourselves, we've been keeping up with the First Lady's "Let's Move" campaign. Now that Spring is officially here, both according to the calender and the weather, Michelle Obama is … [Read more...]
Childhood obesity is on the rise, but do parents notice? They don't seem to be concerned, and many are in denial. According to a recent study at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, half of all parents think their overweight or obese children are in the normal weight range. So, why do parents have a skewed vision of reality? Do all parents see their own children with … [Read more...]
While Easter is traditionally thought of as a time to load baskets full of candy, we prefer a healthier approach. After all, too much candy contributes to childhood obesity, something we are passionate about preventing! While it's okay to add one or two goodies to the basket, why not use this as an opportunity to give some great healthier gifts? Check out our ideas for healthy … [Read more...]