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Childhood Obesity

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Starting to think you should put your child on a good old-fashioned diet? Stop. We’ve got a much better idea for changing the whole family's diet

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Expert advice plus real parents weigh in on how they answered the tough question. Learn why childhood obesity is becoming more and more common...

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Figure out if your kid has too much on his plate (literally). Plus, get healthy eating tips, exercise ideas, and more ways to shape up with Parenting’s...

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How to help your School Years kid have fun and get fit

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Get a good idea of whether your child is getting enough exercise by answering these questions. Plus, get healthy eating tips, exercise ideas, and more ways to shape up with Parenting’s...

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The other day, as I sorted through a stack of old family photographs, I came across my class picture from kindergarten. The year was 1968, when...
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In this guide: Is your child overweight? Healthy babies, healthy kids Food rules to live by Eating well Exercise rules to live by...
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I was the poster mom for denial. Then it became clear I had to take action -- for the good of the whole family.
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She may still be in Pull-Ups, but it's not too soon to start thinking about puberty. Girls who are overweight at age 3 or who pack on a lot of pounds...
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Vending-machine junk food, too few gym classes  -- schools make kids fat, right? Not so, says a new study in the American Journal of Public...
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Too little exercise, too much junk food  -- most of us know these explanations for childhood obesity. But the amount of sleep your child gets...
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Q. My 7-year-old only wants to stay inside and play video games. How can I get him in the habit of being active and enjoying exercise?A. The number-...
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Q. For some reason, my 3-year-old says she's fat. How do I get her to stop obsessing over her size?A. Don't fret just yet -- your daughter may not...
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At 7 months, Zachary Miller was a happy and healthy, but not especially active, baby. "The pediatrician told me, 'The big ones don't like to move,'"...
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Parents, we have a problem! Obesity is a serious health concern in America, and it's a problem that can begin in infancy. About 15 percent of...
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Obesity: A surprising way to reduce the risk
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Now that your doctor has given you the go-ahead for postpartum exercise, here are simple ways to finally lose your baby weight--and hide it until you reach your goal.

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How can I get my husband to exercise more and drop some of his extra weight?
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Gaining the right number of pregnancy pounds could seriously impact your - and your baby's - health

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How to gain the right amount of weight when you’re pregnant  -- and lose it afterward
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Ways to prevent your child becoming overweight.