Fighting Obesity In Schools

Things That You Must Know About Overweight And Obesity

Weight gain and obesity occur when the energy we get from food and drinks is greater than the energy we burn up through physical activity, growing and other body processes. A build up of energy in the body is stored as fat. In other words, weight ...

Obesity On The Rise Among School Children In Urban India

Fitness levels drop sharply as children grow older, with an alarming increase in obesity seen in the age group of 10 to 13 years.

10 Surprising Facts About Childhood Obesity

Obesity in America is a growing problem, and not just in adults. Today, about one in three American kids and teens are overweight or obese; nearly triple the rate in 1963. Child obesity has quickly become one of the most serious health challenges ...

All About Childhood Obesity

Is your child obese? Read on to find out if your child might have a weight problem and how to help him reach a healthy weight. Children who are more than 20 percent above the ideal weight for their particular height and age are considered obese. I...

Should Schools Be Responsible For Childhood Obesity Prevention?

How educators are struggling to keep junk food out of classrooms, and why it matters if schools become the frontline in the fight against childhood obesity With the nation's childhood obesity rate triple what it was 30 years ago for adolescents, e...

The Impact Of Childhood Obesity On Bone, Joint, And Muscle

Over the past 20 years, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of children, adolescents and adults diagnosed as overweight or obese in the United States. Today, approximately 32% of American children and adolescents, ages 2 to 19, are co...

Why Does Childhood Overweight And Obesity Matter?

Childhood obesity is associated with a higher chance of premature death and disability in adulthood. Overweight and obese children are more likely to stay obese into adulthood and to develop noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) like diabetes and cardio...

Role Of Schools In Preventing Childhood Obesity

The physical activity and eating behaviors that affect weight are influenced by many sectors of society, including families, community organizations, health care providers, faith-based institutions, businesses, government agencies, the media, and ...

Strategies To Combat Obesity

To reverse the obesity epidemic, community efforts should focus on supporting healthy eating and active living in a variety of settings. Learn about different efforts that can be used in early childhood care, hospitals, schools, and food service.

10 Truly Effective Ways To Prevent Childhood Obesity In Schools

It's not enough to just talk about what kids eat at school if we really want to prevent overweight and obese children. More and more, experts are looking at the bigger picture, asking questions like, what kind of cafeteria setting inspires kids to...

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Fighting Obesity In Schools

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