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April 23, 2013

One-Third of U.S. Children Found to Be Overweight or Obese

The proportion of overweight or obese children has dropped slightly since the last survey, in 2007, but is still higher than in 2003, when it was first conducted.

April 09, 2013

Increased Exercise Could Help Teen Smokers Cut Back, Study Finds

Teenage smokers who increased the number of days in which they exercised for at least 20 minutes were more likely to reduce their daily number of cigarettes.

March 08, 2013

Michelle Obama: Parents Crucial in Battle Against Childhood Obesity

The first lady offered up a host of ideas on how to prevent childhood obesity at the Building a Healthier Future Summit.

February 28, 2013

First Lady Launches Effort to Get Kids Active at Least an Hour a Day

Michelle Obama is expanding her Let's Move! campaign to help schools provide the recommended amount of physical activity for students.

February 26, 2013

Most Parents Say Their Children Are 'About the Right Weight'

Parents' perceptions of their own children's weight appear to be somewhat disconnected from reality, a new poll finds.

February 25, 2013

Michelle Obama, Jimmy Fallon Celebrate 3rd Anniversary of Let's Move!

Michelle Obama will celebrate the third anniversary of her Let's Move initiative with a focus on healthy habits and the program's accomplishments since launching in 2010.

February 12, 2013

'End Childhood Obesity Innovation Challenge' Finalists Announced

Three finalists will square off for the $10,000 grand prize at the "Building a Healthier Future Summit" in March.

January 25, 2013

Adolescent Girls Report Dance Has Positive Influence

Adolescent girls who participated in an 8-month dance intervention program reported dancing to have a positive influence on their self-esteem.

December 27, 2012

Obesity in Low-Income Preschool-Age Children Dips, Study Finds

After spiking in the mid-2000s, childhood obesity among preschoolers from low-income families appears to have decreased slightly by 2010.

December 03, 2012

Heart Association Says Social Media Can Help Combat Youth Obesity

Recent studies suggest that social media could be a useful tool in helping prevent childhood obesity.

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