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.
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May 28, 2014
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.
January 23, 2014
When it comes to education, there are numerous critical issues that need to be addressed in 2014, and these are ten of them.
September 11, 2013
Higher levels of aerobic fitness can bolster a child's ability to learn and remember information, according to a new study.
August 15, 2013
Researchers found that a CDC health program implemented at Indiana schools resulted in increased physical-activity opportunities for students.
July 11, 2013
The prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity in the state dropped from 43 percent in 2005 to 37.3 percent in 2011, a 13.3 percent decrease that was dubbed statistically significant.
April 29, 2013
Researchers in Canada have found that moderate-to-vigorous physical activity may have a greater impact on certain risk factors in children than overall sedentary time.
April 25, 2013
Thousands of students across the U.S. are participating in the six-week World Fit Walk program in an effort to reverse the effects of childhood obesity.
April 19, 2013
A majority of parents and K-12 educators report the need for mandatory health and physical education in schools, according to a new survey by KidsHealth in the Classroom.