Childhood Obesity

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True or False? Cutting Way Back on Sugar Can Improve Your Child’s Health Drastically in Just Days!

  If you’ve been reading the news lately, you’ve likely seen the headlines: cutting way back on sugar can improve your child’s health drastically in just days! A study proves it! But is the news reporting the full story? Is the study really all that valid to begin with? Before you throw the Sugar Babies out with …

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Taxing Sweets: A Good Way To Prevent Childhood Obesity Or Overstepping Bounds? Read our parenting tips

Taxing Sweets: A Good Way To Prevent Childhood Obesity Or Overstepping Bounds?

We have talked before about our concerns regarding childhood obesity, and now we are approaching the concept of Taxing Sweets: A Good Way To Prevent Childhood Obesity Or Overstepping Bounds?  Despite the fact that the CDC has shown minimal if any increase in obesity in the last few years, they are still considering proposing an …

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Get the Facts Up Front and Make Healthy Meal Choices for Your Family #FactsUpFront

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 …

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First Lady is Kicking Childhood Obesity Program into High Gear

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 …

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Prevent Childhood Obesity Holidays

Prevent Childhood Obesity: Keep Kids from Overeating During the Holidays

Cookies, candies, cakes and more! Plum pudding, roast turkey and treats galore! Trying to prevent childhood obesity during the holidays becomes quite a chore! Okay, bad poetry aside, this is by far the roughest time of the year to prevent childhood obesity. Some would say Halloween is the hardest, but honestly, that’s just one day. …

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Ban Fast Food to Prevent Childhood Obesity?

Should Fast Food be Banned from School Zones to Prevent Childhood Obesity?

As I was doing my weekly search of the news to keep up with childhood obesity prevention, I came across an article that talked about how Austin, Texas is establishing healthier school-zones by banning fast food restaurants from that area. The ordinance hasn’t passed yet. Honestly, I don’t see how it can be passed. See, …

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Read Labels to Prevent Childhood Obesity During Back to School Season

Guess what? Reading labels can help prevent childhood obesity! Shocked? I didn’t think so. It seems completely obvious, doesn’t it? Yet it took a team of scientists from two separate universities to validate what we already knew. Sarcasm aside, reading labels really is a great way to help prevent childhood obesity, especially during the back …

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Letting Your Child Sleep with You May Prevent Childhood Obesity

A surprising study performed by the Research Unit for Dietary Studies in the Institute of Preventive Medicine at Copenhagen University in Denmark found that children who are allowed to crawl into bed with their parents may be at a lower risk of developing childhood obesity. The surprising part of the study is that, originally, researchers were trying to …

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