Childhood 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.
Fewer School Districts Promoting Junk Food, SodaThere's been a big shift in how many school districts take money from soda companies and ban junk food from vending machines.
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.
How To Help Your Kids Choose The Best Extra-Curricular ActivitiesHelp your kids learn and prepare for the future through after-school activities.
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.
Lawmakers & Doctors Talk Texas Childhood ObesityThere'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.
New Program Helps Schools Combat Childhood ObesitySchool districts strapped for cash are finding creative ways to fight childhood obesity.
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.
Know Your BMI: Docs Urged To Screen For ObesityChances 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.
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.
Fort Worth Students Learning Healthy HabitsHundreds 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.