A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics says that the prevention of childhood obesity must start sooner as pediatric obesity has tripled for some age groups.
More than three-quarters of parents perceived their overweight children as “about the right weight,” according to a new study that reveals parents today are far less capable of realizing when their children are overweight or obese.
Overweight children showed metabolic abnormalities found in adults with weight problems.
According to a new study, children whose parents are divorced more likely to be overweight than children of parents who stay married.
Kids whose parents lay down a lot of rules without communicating with their children are at the greatest risk of obesity.
The findings of a recent study suggest that obese children may experience more difficulty with solving problems and answering questions than their slimmer classmates.
Toddler obesity shrank sharply in the past decade, a new study suggests. While promising, it’s not proof that the nation has turned a corner in the battle against childhood obesity, some experts say.
Researchers find that “weight fate” is set by age 5.
Young teens aren’t exactly embracing the government’s Let’s Move mantra, the latest fitness data suggest. Only 1 in 4 U.S. kids aged 12 to 15 meet the recommendations — an hour or more of moderate to vigorous activity every day.
In a crackdown against child obesity, schoolchildren are being refused second helpings of food at lunchtime.