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Child obesity

Scientists: 'Helicopter Parenting' Leads To Overweight KidsScientist say parental fears could be making kids fat. For the first time, researchers say they can prove that ‘helicopter parenting’ – adults who micromanage their child’s every move -- is fueling the childhood obesity epidemic.
Doctors Told To Get Serious About Obesity Next time you go for a checkup, don't be surprised if your doctor gets on your case about your weight. The medical profession has issued new guidelines for fighting the nation's obesity epidemic.
Report: Childhood Obesity Rates Fell In 18 States A new government report is the first evidence of a national decline in childhood obesity, health officials said Tuesday. In 18 states, there were at least slight declines in obesity for low-income preschoolers.
Texas, Libraries Work Against Childhood Obesity Hundreds of public libraries and schools across Texas are eligible to receive nutrition and fitness-related books and DVDs to help fight childhood obesity.
Study: Big Health Benefits When Families Eat Meals TogetherResearchers have been looking into the benefits of families eating meals together and the results of a recent study say contributing less than five minutes more a day can improve a child’s health.
Texas Offers Online Help Against Childhood Obesity Texas has unveiled a website meant to help battle childhood obesity and identify areas of the state where youngsters are most at risk.
Kids' Cholesterol Down; Fewer Trans Fats Cited Finally some good news about cholesterol and kids: A big government study shows that in the past decade, the proportion of children who have high cholesterol has fallen.
AMA Supports Requiring Obesity Education For KidsThe American Medical Association says yearly instruction aimed at preventing obesity should be required for public schoolchildren and teens.
Likelihood Of Infants & Future Obesity StudiedResearchers say there's a new way to tell if infants are likely to become obese later on: Check to see if they've passed two key milestones on doctors' growth charts by age 2.
Michelle Obama Singles Out Arlington Schools In SpeechFirst Lady Michelle Obama was promoting her "Let's Move!" fitness campaign during a conference in Washington when she cited the example of the Arlington Independent School District.
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