Childhood Obesity

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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Fewer School Districts Promoting Junk Food, Soda

There’s been a big shift in how many school districts take money from soda companies and ban junk food from vending machines.

08/26/2013

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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How To Help Your Kids Choose The Best Extra-Curricular Activities

Help your kids learn and prepare for the future through after-school activities.

01/16/2013

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

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

Lawmakers & Doctors Talk Texas Childhood Obesity

There’s a movement to get state lawmakers more involved in addressing the obesity problem in Texas. Lawmakers and doctors continued a dialogue at the third annual Texas Public Health Coalition (TPHC) public health forum.

CBSDFW.COM–09/27/2012

Special School Helps Teen Combat Childhood Obesity

New Program Helps Schools Combat Childhood Obesity

School districts strapped for cash are finding creative ways to fight childhood obesity.

CBS 11–09/04/2012

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

Special School Helps Teen Combat Childhood Obesity

Know Your BMI: Docs Urged To Screen For Obesity

Chances are you know your blood pressure. What about your BMI? Body mass index signals if you’re overweight, obese or just right considering your height. Some doctors have begun calling it a vital sign, as crucial to monitor as blood pressure.

06/25/2012

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

Overweight children and their parents participate in a group exercise. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Fort Worth Students Learning Healthy Habits

Hundreds of health-conscious kids will take part in a community expo at TCU on Saturday that highlights the benefits of an active lifestyle and healthy eating.

05/18/2012

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