Notifying parents of a student's body mass index may not be an effective way to address childhood obesity, a new study found.
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May 20, 2015
Preschool-aged children at child care centers need far more opportunities for physical activity, suggests a new study in the journal Pediatrics.
February 06, 2015
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced a $500 million commitment over the next decade toward ensuring all children can grow up at a healthy weight.
January 26, 2015
Certain types of calorie labeling in chain and fast food restaurants could help boost physical activity among youths, suggests a new study.
December 24, 2014
State-by-state variance in preparticipation physical evaluations for youth athletes suggests a need for nationwide standardization, concludes a study published in JAMA Pediatrics.
September 23, 2014
Among both boys and girls, physical activity during recess in 1st grade was directly correlated to reading fluency through 1st and 2nd grades.
September 05, 2014
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.
August 25, 2014
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.