March 21, 2011
Childhood obesity is a huge national problem; but when we asked KidsPost readers for their solutions, we received more than 300 entries as part of Solutions for Childhood Obesity contest. Winner Jack Mead and five runners-up came to The Post's Childhood Obesity Summit last week where they shared their ideas with government leaders and sports stars. Here are edited versions of the winning entries. Let kids cook A big reason children become obese is that people don't know how to cook healthful food.
May 28, 2008 |
The obesity epidemic may have peaked among U.S. children, halting a decades-long trend of inexorably expanding waistlines among the nation's youngest and most vulnerable, federal health officials reported yesterday. A new analysis of the most recent data collected by an ongoing government survey, considered the most authoritative on the subject, detected the first sign since the 1980s that the proportion of 2-to-19-year-olds who are overweight may have stopped rising, the National Center for Health Statistics reported.
February 9, 2010 |
In front of a packed audience in the State Dining Room at the White House on Tuesday, first lady Michelle Obama rolled out her national initiative to combat childhood obesity with a show of force that included medical, business and government leaders, grassroots activists, celebrity public service announcements, cartoon characters as nutrition experts, as well as those most directly affected -- the kids themselves. Dubbed "Let's Move," the project also received a presidential nod of support, to be backed up with...
December 7, 2009 |
NEW YORK -- Some children get severely obese because they lack particular chunks of DNA, which kicks their hunger into overdrive, researchers report. The British scientists checked the DNA of 300 children who became very fat, on the order of 220 pounds by age 10. The researchers looked for deletions or extra copies of DNA segments. They found evidence that several rare deletions may promote obesity, including one kind found in less than 1 percent of about 1,200 severely obese children.
May 27, 2008 |
TUESDAY, May 27 (HealthDay News) -- In what may be the first good news in the battle against obesity among America's children, federal researchers report that the latest data suggest that the number of overweight kids may be leveling off. However, experts caution there's still much to be done to improve the health of American children because the number of youngsters who are overweight today is still triple what it was in the 1960s and 1970s....
October 14, 2012 |
Just call her a mini Michelle Obama . Like the FLOTUS, Jodi Evans, a fourth-grader from Bowie, is on a mission to improve the eating habits of the nation's children. Jodi, 9, is one of 21 students nationwide who were selected to serve on the Alliance for a Healthier Generation Youth Advisory Board. The board is one of the only youth-led groups in the country that focuses on issues related to childhood obesity, according to the American Heart Association and the William J....