childhood obesity

School's out, weight's up
Summer may be a time to enjoy outdoor fun in the sun, but unfortunately for many children, it is a time when the lack of a regular routine results in them packing on extra pounds.
Tackling Childhood Obesity
New Jersey has been awarded a grant from the National 4-H Council to develop, strengthen and implement healthy living programming at the community level. The idea is to help put young people in the driver's seat when it comes to health issues.
TV = Weight Gain
In this electronic age, more and more children have televisions in their bedrooms. However, a new study in JAMA Pediatrics found that 60 percent of children ages 10 to 14 had televisions in their bedrooms and of those children, researchers found that they had gained nearly an extra pound per year ov…
Childhood Obesity Drops
For the first time in decades, obesity among low-income preschoolers declined slightly in 19 states and U.S. territories from 2008 through 2011.  That's according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.