Childhood Obesity

Child obesity in America is an ongoing concern. Learn how to prevent childhood obesity by encouraging healthy eating and exercise and what to do if your child is already overweight.

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7 Inspiring Quotes From 'This Is Us' Star Chrissy Metz's New Book
The Emmy-nominated actress shares her incredible journey toward loving herself, and we could all learn from her truths.
3 Steps Parents Can Take Now to Prevent Obesity Later
An alarming new study warns that more than half of today's kids are at risk for becoming obese adults, even if they're not heavy now. Here's how you can help your child.
Kids' Weight Guidelines You Should Ignore
New guidelines get it wrong when it comes to kids' weight, says one expert. Here's what to do (and what to avoid) to help your child stay healthy.
Should We Stop Using BMI to Measure Obesity in Kids?
Do BMIs make you roll your eyes? Then you'll want to read about a new study that suggests switching to a different tool to measure kids' body fat.
Research Pinpoints 3 Key Ways to Reduce Your Child's Risk of Obesity
A new study has linked childhood obesity to inconsistent routines around mealtime, screen time, and, most importantly, bedtime. 
If Your Preschooler Craves Fast Food, You May Want to Turn Off the TV
According to a new study, preschoolers who see ads for fast-food are more likely to eat it.
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More Childhood Obesity

Kids Only Need to Exercise for 10 Minutes a Day to Reap Benefits, Study Says
It turns out just 10 minutes of intense activity is enough to help kids stay on the right track with their health.
Should Overweight Kids Get Second Helpings?
It may seem like eliminating seconds at the dinner table would help overweight kids. But some experts believe that restricting food could backfire.

How to Help Kids Maintain a Healthy Weight

In the past decade, Latino kids have surpassed their peers to become the heaviest group of children in America. But it doesn’t have to be that way.