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.

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.

Slim Down Your Overweight Child

Help your child trim off those excess pounds.

All About Childhood Obesity

Learn what causes childhood obesity and how it's treated.

Fighting Childhood Obesity

American children are getting heavier. The good news: There's a lot you can do to keep the problem at bay.

Raise a Healthy Kid in a Supersize World

Prevent your child from facing lifelong weight worries -- and serious health problems -- by giving him the tools he needs to enjoy eating well and exercising.

Childhood Obesity: Beyond Baby Fat

Today, nearly 10 percent of kids ages 2 to 5 are obese, and the numbers are growing along with waistlines. Here's what you can do now to prevent weight problems later.

The Impact of Eating Out on Your Child

Know the healthiest ways to dine out--or order in.

Weight in Kindergarten Predicts Obesity Later in Life

What to look for in your child now to avoid obesity later.

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.

Kids' Food Portions Mirror Their Parents' Portions

This is how to figure out the appropriate serving sizes for your little one.

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.

How Can I Help My Overweight Child?

Parenting Expert Jan Faull, MEd, advises parents on how to help their young children lose weight and maintain a healthy weight.

The Big Issue of Obesity

Childhood obesity is quickly becoming an epidemic. Could your kid become one of the statistics? The risk may be greater than you think.

How to Eat Healthy: Raising Nutrition-Smart Kids

Healthy eating is the foundation of a healthy life. Here is how you can raise nutrition-smart kids.

Kids and Chronic Health Concerns

From obesity to asthma, chronic health problems are growing amongst children.

Fat Kids: What's Really to Blame?

A new study shows that children's exposure to food ads and marketing while watching TV -- and not inactivity as a result of watching TV -- may be to blame for a growing number of plumped-up kids.

Just When You Thought Eating Fish During Pregnancy Was a Good Thing...

Yet another study looks at the effect on a developing baby of moms eating fish during pregnancy, with a surprising conclusion.

How to Calculate Your Child's BMI

Use this important, quick screening index to identify your kid's BMI to determine if your child is underweight, overweight, or obese.

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.

Exposure to Secondhand Smoke Linked to Obesity, Poor Cognition in Children

A new study finds even more reasons why parents' smoking is detrimental to their children's health.