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May 28, 2014

Childhood Obesity Increased by Nearly 50 Percent Worldwide Since 1980

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

Former Military Leaders Express Concern Over School-Meal-Standards Battle

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

Poor Sleep Found Linked to Higher Rates of Childhood Obesity

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

Obesity at Age 25 Tied to Higher Risk of Severe Obesity Later in Life

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.

March 10, 2014

Study Links Childhood Obesity to Bedroom Televisions

A new study finds that having a bedroom television leads to excessive weight gain in adolescents.

March 05, 2014

Active Video Games Found to Benefit Youths' Weight, Physical Activity

When integrated into a pediatric weight-management program, active video games have a positive effect on the amount of physical activity and weight of overweight and obese children, according to a new study.

February 27, 2014

Obesity Rate for Young Children Dropped in Past Decade, Study Finds

Advocates for child health have offered several guidelines for preschools and childcare providers designed to promote activity and good nutrition.

February 26, 2014

Youth-Obesity Rate Plunged by 43 Percent Over Past Decade, CDC Finds

Based on data from the CDC's National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, the prevalence of obesity among children aged 2 to 5 years decreased from 14 percent in 2003-04 to just over 8 percent in 2011-12.

February 10, 2014

Study Finds Many Parents Misjudge Overweight and Obese Children's Weight

A review of existing research showed that roughly half of parents with overweight or obese children believe their children are at a healthy weight.

February 09, 2014

Parents Tend to Underestimate Their Children's Weight, Analysis Finds

Roughly half of parents worldwide with overweight or obese children believe their children are a healthy weight, according to a meta-analysis published online in the journal Pediatrics.

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