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.
There’s been a big shift in how many school districts take money from soda companies and ban junk food from vending machines.
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.
Hundreds of public libraries and schools across Texas are eligible to receive nutrition and fitness-related books and DVDs to help fight childhood obesity.
Help your kids learn and prepare for the future through after-school activities.
Texas has unveiled a website meant to help battle childhood obesity and identify areas of the state where youngsters are most at risk.
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.
School districts strapped for cash are finding creative ways to fight childhood obesity.
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.
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.
The American Medical Association says yearly instruction aimed at preventing obesity should be required for public schoolchildren and teens.
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.