Parents overwhelmingly report that their children's after-school programs provide healthy snacks and opportunities for physical activity, but results of a survey also find a lot of variability in quantity and quality of health and wellness after school.
All Blog Posts With childhood obesity Tag or Category
March 12, 2015
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 27, 2015
The Aspen Institute offered an eight-prong strategy to boost youth-sports participation, including the encouragement of sport sampling and an emphasis on injury prevention.
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.
January 14, 2015
After posting Would You Eat These School Lunches, Peter DeWitt received many e-mails showing much better options. Patrick Floegel was one of those who wanted to show a different way to serve school food.
January 12, 2015
Obese and overweight preschoolers had significantly healthier weight statuses by the time they reached kindergarten if they participated in Head Start programs.
December 21, 2014
What does your child's school lunch look like? It's about time we should be saying, "Houston...we have a problem."
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 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.