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Childhood Obesity

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Study finds obesity is more prevalent among children of divorced parents
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According to the CDC, autistic or special needs kids have a higher risk of being obese.
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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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My daughter's weight was becoming a medical crisis, and I realized I needed to take drastic action. An excerpt from The Heavy: A Mother, A Daughter, A 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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We're raising fat kids—the fattest generation this country's ever known. But it's not too late to gear up and fight childhood obesity.
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Some ways to make sure obesity doesn't become a part of your child's life
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What to know if your child needs to lose weight.
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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 Fit Generation 2012!
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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 Fit Generation!
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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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You've heard about the growing rates of childhood obesity, and you probably know that a healthy diet and lots of exercise can prevent kids from...
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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 Health...
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Q. My baby is a little over 10 months old. She has a very healthy appetite, and will try anything you feed her. However, she weighs 26 pounds. I'...
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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 may...
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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...
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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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He might be, or he could be just fine. You can't tell by looking—even when he's yours. In a new survey, 49 percent of parents whose...
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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...
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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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Q. My 3-month-old son weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces when he was born, and now weighs 18 pounds. Is it normal for babies to gain this much weight so soon...
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When she was a toddler, getting Agusta Gudmundsdottir to eat was never a challenge. For breakfast, she'd eagerly down a full bowl of sweetened...

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