Though childhood-obesity rates have leveled off over the past decade, at least 15 percent of high schoolers in seven states were considered obese in 2013.
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Overall, parents were 16 percent less likely to correctly identify their overweight or obese children as overweight in 2005-10 compared to 1988-94.
August 19, 2014
In total, 29 percent of adults listed childhood obesity as a "big concern" locally, while 55 percent listed it as a "big concern" nationally.
May 28, 2014
From 1980 to 2013, childhood obesity increased by 47.1 percent across the world, a far more rapid rate than that of adults, according to a study published online in The Lancet.
May 27, 2014
In the spirit of Memorial Day, a group of retired United States military leaders have taken aim at a new enemy: the weakening of school nutrition standards.
May 19, 2014
Parents, don't be jealous that your young children get to take frequent naps while you're stuck working all day. Those naps could be helping prevent childhood obesity.
May 07, 2014
Since previous research has found a majority of overweight and obese youth maintain the same weight status throughout adulthood, the study has significant implications for the ongoing effort to prevent childhood obesity.
May 06, 2014
The report card drew upon multiple nationally representative surveys to give grades for 10 indicators related to physical activity among children and youth.
April 07, 2014
The lifetime medical cost of an obese child compared to a normal-weight child who maintains a normal weight through adulthood ranges from $16,310 to $19,350, suggests a study published in the journal Pediatrics.
March 31, 2014
Teenagers with greater muscular strength have a lower overall risk of developing cardiometabolic problems such as diabetes and heart disease.