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Overweight students stretch during training at a camp held for overweight children. (credit: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

Scientists: ‘Helicopter Parenting’ Leads To Overweight Kids

Scientist 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.

CBS 11–07/18/2014

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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.

11/13/2013

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.

08/06/2013

Overweight teenagers during a morning walk. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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.

07/16/2013

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Study: Big Health Benefits When Families Eat Meals Together

Researchers 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.

CBSDFW.COM–02/05/2013

Overweight teenagers during a morning walk. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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.

12/20/2012

A nurse takes a blood sample to establish the level of cholesterol of a patient. (credit: Luis Acosta/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

08/07/2012

Children walk to an exercise class while attending a program for overweight adolescents and children. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

AMA Supports Requiring Obesity Education For Kids

The American Medical Association says yearly instruction aimed at preventing obesity should be required for public schoolchildren and teens.

06/20/2012

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Likelihood Of Infants & Future Obesity Studied

Researchers 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.

11/09/2011

First Lady Michelle Obama participates in a 'Let's Move' after-school event. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Michelle Obama Singles Out Arlington Schools In Speech

First 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.

CBSDFW.COM–03/15/2011