childhood obesity

Kids’ eating habits highlight need for healthier lunchboxes
Kids’ eating habits highlight need for healthier lunchboxes May 16, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

New research from the University of Adelaide shows children aged 9-10 years old are receiving almost half of their daily energy requirements from “discretionary” or junk foods. The study evaluated the core food intake of more than 430 South Australian ... Read More »

Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Increases Odds of Having Overweight Children
Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Increases Odds of Having Overweight Children May 9, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Pre-pregnancy obesity and excessive weight gain during pregnancy was associated with an increased risk of the child becoming overweight at age 2. The study also found breastfeeding for at least six months helped reduce the likelihood of a child being ... Read More »

Rewarding children with food could lead to emotional eating
Rewarding children with food could lead to emotional eating April 21, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Parents who use food as a reward or a treat, could be unintentionally teaching their children to rely on food to deal with their emotions. These children may be more likely to ‘emotionally eat’ later in childhood. These are the ... Read More »

How to avoid bringing up fussy eaters
How to avoid bringing up fussy eaters April 16, 2016 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Babies and toddlers who try a wide range of fruit and vegetables around 12 to 14 months of age will be less fussy eaters by the age of 3.7 years and like and eat a greater variety of fruit and ... Read More »

A younger sibling may be good for your child’s health
A younger sibling may be good for your child’s health March 23, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Becoming a big brother or big sister before first grade may lower a child’s risk of becoming obese, a new study led by the University of Michigan suggests. The birth of a sibling, especially when the child was between about ... Read More »

Too much salt leading to risk of overweight and obese children
Too much salt leading to risk of overweight and obese children March 10, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

An Australian first study of primary schoolchildren by Victorian researchers has found that children eating greater amounts of salt have a greater risk of being overweight or obese. Of grave concern, the study also found that in both 4-7 year ... Read More »

Putting a lid on child obesity with Australian-first online program
Putting a lid on child obesity with Australian-first online program February 18, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Online lifestyle program promoting healthy weight in pre-schoolers to be trialled in the Illawarra.  An Australian-first online healthy lifestyle program that aims to promote healthy weight in pre-schoolers will be trialled in the Illawarra over the next 12 months. Researchers from ... Read More »

Link Found between Obesity and Blood Clots in Children
Link Found between Obesity and Blood Clots in Children January 31, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have found an association between obesity and the formation of blood clots in the veins of children and adolescents. While obesity is a well-established risk factor for venous thromboembolism (VTE) in adults, previous ... Read More »

Free online healthy lifestyle program – PEACH – has been launched
Free online healthy lifestyle program – PEACH – has been launched January 25, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

The online version of the Queensland Government-funded PEACH (Parenting, Eating and Activity for Child Health) program will be offered as an alternative format to face-to-face sessions and will feature 10 interactive sessions, a parent forum and ‘live-chats’. Face-to-face sessions, meanwhile, ... Read More »

Light exposure and kids’ weight
Light exposure and kids’ weight January 14, 2016 (3 votes, average: 4.33 out of 5)

A world-first study revealing light exposure plays a role in the weight of preschool children has been published by international research journal PLOS ONE. PhD student Cassandra Pattinson and colleagues Simon Smith, Alicia Allan, Sally Staton and Karen Thorpe studied ... Read More »







 
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