Knowing how to talk to kids about their weight is more important than ever. It seems like every month, a new study comes out with terrifying new stats about the impact of being an overweight child. In most recent news, researchers have found that childhood obesity can quadruple the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Obesity has been linking to everything from low self-esteem … [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.
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 the bathwater, though, let's take a look at what the news … [Read more...]
As parents we want to give our kids the best and healthiest life, and recent studies have shown that Eating Dinner Together Prevents Childhood Obesity. While parents shouldn't feel pressured to create a home cooked meal every night, simply sitting down to dinner as a family will go a long way toward promoting a healthy lifestyle for the whole family, but especially your … [Read more...]
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 additional tax on those who are obese. Is this … [Read more...]
Childhood Obesity & The Sibling Effect is a whole new concept to many. As we approach the battle of the bulge, we must look at the fact that our children are effected by our own weight, as well as their siblings. While we often focus our thoughts toward the parents and their role in childhood obesity, we must also consider how siblings weight and health can create a … [Read more...]