June 9, 2017
June 5, 2017
Kids With Regular Bedtimes May Have A Lower Obesity Risk, But Here’s Why There’s More To It
A new study from Ohio State University released Monday has revealed some interesting correlations between family structures and childhood obesity as kids age. The study, published in the International Journal of Obesity, found that preschool children with regular bedtimes were less likely to become obese by age 11.
April 12, 2017
Fruit Juice, in Moderation, Not Tied to Obesity in Children
Some experts believe that drinking fruit juice may lead to obesity in children, but a new review has found that juice in moderation does not cause excess weight gain in children under 18. Researchers pooled data from eight prospective observational studies of the association between regular 100 percent fruit juice consumption and weight gain.
February 27, 2017
Battle over America’s waistline: How obesity affects having children and their health
On one side are social forces behind a "fat acceptance" movement seeking to normalize obesity or at least reduce discrimination against the overweight. On the other is a growing body of evidence detailing the health risks associated with extra pounds.
February 10, 2017
January 27, 2017
End Your Child’s Self-Control Struggle with These Two Simple Words
Since I started blogging about childhood nutrition several years ago, I've consistently received the same question from parents. It typically centers around a child who eats a lot and is always hungry. Here's an example: My daughter is 5 years old and every time she eats she always has more than one serving at meal times.
January 25, 2017
Children of Obese Parents At Risk Of Developmental Delays, Says Study
Children of obese parents may be at risk for developmental delays, says the study, published in the journal Pediatrics. In the United States, an estimated one in five women is obese when they get pregnant, registering a body mass index above 30. The healthy average is between 18.5 and 24.9.
January 9, 2017
Obesity Risk Factors Tied To Screen Time For U.S. Teens
High schoolers who consumed a lot of TV and other screen-based devices had greater links to obesity risk factors, according to researchers. Five or more hours of any type of screen time was significantly associated with obesity among both boys and girls, where TV viewing was linked to 78% higher odds for obesity (1.40-2.27), while other device use was also associated with higher odds for obesity (aOR=1.43, 1.21-1.71), reported Erica L.
January 6, 2017