Childhood obesity: time for action, not complacency
- Childhood Obesity. // Pediatrics for Parents;2001, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p7
Details the report, 'Promoting Better Health for Young People Through Physical Activity and Sports,' by Howell Wechsler, a health scientist at the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, focused on strategies in preventing childhood obesity.
- Wellness Club teaches kids to eat healthy. Lankford, Aldethia // Hudson Valley Business Journal;1/14/2008, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p7
The article reports that the Hudson Valley Hospital Center's Wellness Club in Hudson Valley, New York and New Jersey, focuses on teaching children to eat healthy foods. To reduce risk of disease as well as experience the benefits of a more active and conscious lifestyle, the members concentrate...
- Movement in the Classroom: Boosting Brain Power, Fighting Obesity. Reilly, Erin; Buskist, Connie; Gross, Michael K. // Kappa Delta Pi Record;Spring2012, Vol. 48 Issue 2, p62
The article discusses the beneficial effects of exercise on learning and in preventing childhood obesity. According to the article, children need regular activity periods in addition to physical education class and recess so that the brain can function optimally. To improve learning and curb...
- KNACK Online: An Evidence-based Web Site Developed to Address Adolescent Obesity. Kidd, Tandatayo; Johannes, Elaine; Simonson, Larry; Medeiros, Denis // Journal of Nutrition Education & Behavior;May/Jun2008, Vol. 40 Issue 3, p189
The article reviews the website www.knackonline.org, which was developed by Knowledge of Nutrition and Activity for Communities in Kansas (KNACK) in order to address issues relating to obesity in teenagers.
- The neighbourhood matters: studying exposures relevant to childhood obesity and the policy implications in Leeds, UK. Edwards, K. L.; Clarke, G. P.; Ransley, J. K.; Cade, J. // Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health;Mar2010, Vol. 64 Issue 3, p5
Background Reducing childhood obesity is a key UK government target. Obesogenic environments are one of the major explanations for the rising prevalence and thus a constructive focus for preventive strategies. Spatial analysis techniques are used to provide more information about obesity at the...
- Chicago Project Uses Ecological Approach to Obesity Prevention. Longjohn, Matt M. // Pediatric Annals;Jan2004, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p55
The article reports that Chicago, Illinois uses ecological approach to prevent obesity. The ecological model for overweight prevention shows that prevention should start with an individual in the family. Then, the family will change their diet and activity and in turn, the society should be able...
- Comment: Sugar reduction pledge, not tax, could interest regulators. Cooper, Ben // Aroq - Just-Food.com (Global News);6/28/2014, p12
The article presents the author's views on the seven point plan prepared by the campaign group Action on Sugar for controlling child obesity in Great Britain. He discusses a report issued by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) of Great Britain which was focused on the...
- Children under 11 need to be targeted. // HealthEX Specialist;Jul2006, Issue 9, p6
The article reports on a research which suggested that efforts to prevent obesity may need to be targeted before children reach 11. Researchers have examined 5,863 students from London, England schools by measuring their weight, height and waist circumference. Findings revealed that overweight...
- 10 WAYS TO RAISE A LEANER CHILD. Sears, William // Baby Talk;May2004, Vol. 69 Issue 4, p56
Presents tips on the proper way of feeding infants to prevent obesity.