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Obesity is dedicated to increasing knowledge, fostering research, and better treatment for people with obesity. TOS connected community is a platform exclusively for clinicians and researchers to share, network and connect. The Obesity Society's Awards Program promotes, rewards, and encourages research in the field of obesity. This is your one-stop source for news about obesity research,...
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The Restaurant Initiative aims to reduce children’s excess calorie consumption in restaurants by increasing consumer demand for healthier items on kids’ menus, engaging restaurant leaders to increase the supply of these healthier items, and generating and disseminating original research to build the evidence base for healthier kids’ menu options. The Breakfast Initiative, which concluded in...
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A resource on the childhood obesity epidemic for health professionals, parents, teachers, counselors and kids. In regard to the worldwide obesity epidemic, Dr. Pretlow has referred to the concatenation of events and influences as the “perfect storm,” a term borrowed from meteorology that refers...
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Let's Move! Child Care gives child care and early education providers the tools to help children develop healthy habits for life. Everyone has a role to play in reducing childhood obesity: schools, faith-based and community-based organizations, parents, and officials from all levels of...
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Michelle Obama has been raising childhood obesity awareness in the United States recently. She is urging more funding for programs and research into childhood obesity prevention. Childhood obesity has been growing for 30 years and needs this awareness. One in every three children in the United...
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The Campaign to End Obesity (CEO) was established to bring together organizations and individuals to collaborate in the fight to reverse America's costly obesity epidemic. New research is helping medical experts devise formulas for how long a typical office worker should spend sitting and standing. Studies have found that sedentary behavior, including sitting for extended periods, increases the...
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The 6th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference in San Diego, California, was a huge success! With more than 1,800 participants from across the country in attendance, the Conference continued its strong history of leadership and commitment to childhood obesity prevention, showcasing the latest research, evidence-based best practices, and policy and environmental change strategies with a focus on...
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The National Childhood Obesity Foundation (N.C.O.F.) is dedicated to combating childhood obesity globally. Its T.H.I.N.K. (TM) Curriculum will address childhood obesity in the areas of nutrition, physical activity, oral hygiene, and general overall health care. Results from presentation at 2013 International Obesity Conference in Las Vegas. Childhood Obesity: National Childhood Obesity...
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There are many ways you can get your child more fit, from family walks to basing their allowance on chores that get them more physically active >> Childhood obesity has become one of the most pressing health crises in the United States, but the childhood obesity epidemic has now spread to many countries and continents. Childhood obesity has become one of the most pressing health crises in the...
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Does your child have a weight problem? Child's Obesity will off you tips to help you get your child to a healthier weight. It's an alarming statistic that 1 out of 3 U.S. kids are considered overweight or obese. Find out how to overcome overweight and obesity in your own family. Child's Obesity is a child fitness, health and nutrition website that focuses on connecting parents with the latest...
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The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) brings together four of the nation's leading research funders – the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) – to address the problem of childhood obesity in America. This month marks the fifth...
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PreventObesity.net is building a national network to power the movement to prevent childhood obesity. Whether it's joining a local parents' group to get healthier food choices available in nearby schools or supporting a large organization for a national day of action, you can play a part in this movement. Join today! Together, we’ll help raise awareness about the impact of childhood obesity –...
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Child obesity is becoming a universal problem, what causes child obesity and how can obesity in children be stopped. Lack of exercise, not just for the adults, but for the children is another cause of child obesity. Video games have replaced much physical activity that is needed to burn off excess calories children consume. The children are not the ones to blame. We, as adults have set a bad...
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The Web Resource for Parents and Health Professionals on Child Obesity. Just For Kids! uses a variety of cognitive, behavioral and affective techniques to help children make successive, small behavior changes that are sustainable. It is a developmental skills training activity that teaches children how to modify their eating and physical activity behaviors, become more self-nurturing, develop...
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Let’s Go! childhood obesity prevention program aimed at increasing physical activity and healthy eating for kids in Maine. Let’s Go! is a nationally recognized childhood obesity prevention program implemented throughout Maine and in a few communities in neighboring states. We partner with schools, child care and out-of-school programs, healthcare practices and community organizations to change...
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Pregnancy is a period when both mother and baby need protection. Yet in America, at least half of all pregnancies are unplanned. More and more men and women are entering pregnancy either overweight or obese. During pregnancy, overweight women face serious health risks including high blood pressure and diabetes that are harmful to both mother and baby. read more. A young student recently...
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Discover the causes of childhood obesity - some may surprise you! Learn the steps you can take to help your overweight child get healthy. Kelly Dorfman MS, LND, who is considered a “nutrition detective”, shows how parents can cure the child who suffers from anxiety, mood swings, picky eating and other problems, with nutrition. It also shows a connection between overeating and gluten. This book...
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In nowadays it’s easy for everyone to see that portion sizes are expanding with a rapid pace. Doctors and dietary experts often recommend having an extra awareness for the amount of the food they are eating, which seems to be raised drastically over the last 20 years. Beginning from the decade of 80’s, sizes of packaged foods started increasing, as it began as an effort by food vendors who seek...
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Facts, causes, treatment options and articles all about Childhood Obesity. Everything you need to know, you will find right here. Children who are obese have a higher risk of all kinds of cancer and heart problems by the time they reach adulthood. Their late teens and early 20′s will be a struggle because of bad nutrition for kids that were once developed early on in their life. This is how...
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The Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference is the nation's largest, most influential collaboration of professionals dedicated to combating pediatric obesity. Learn more... 7th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference - June 18-20, 2013 - Long Beach Convention Center, LA.
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