childhood obesity

Don’t let sweet treats leave a sour taste this Easter
Don’t let sweet treats leave a sour taste this Easter April 6, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Waking to a chocolate egg or two on Easter Sunday is a pleasure most children look forward to, but parents are advised to be moderate and not shower kids with a mountain of chocolate they will be eating for weeks ... Read More »

Queensland program to prevent childhood obesity
Queensland program to prevent childhood obesity April 4, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Queensland families can sign up to a free government-funded healthy lifestyle program being run state-wide from April that can potentially transform their lives and which offers a fresh start following the Easter holidays. The PEACH (Parenting, Eating and Activity for ... Read More »

Riding to school a great option since kids are seated on average 11 hours per day
Riding to school a great option since kids are seated on average 11 hours per day April 3, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Riding a bicycle to school is a great opportunity to be physically active every day which promotes healthy development in children. That’s according to Dr Stephanie Schoeppe from CQUniversity’s Physical Activity Research Group. Dr Schoeppe says over 80% of Australian ... Read More »

Overweight teens lose weight for the right reasons
Overweight teens lose weight for the right reasons January 13, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Most heavy teens’ attempts to lose weight don’t work, but a new study shows a big secret of those who do succeed. They do it more for their own sake rather than to impress their peers or please their parents. ... Read More »

Kids not negatively impacted by weight management programs
Kids not negatively impacted by weight management programs January 8, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Weight management programs for overweight children do not negatively impact body satisfaction, research shows. Published in Appetite, researchers at Monash University investigated changes in body perception and satisfaction in overweight and obese children aged five to nine-years-old participating in a weight ... Read More »

Parents’ BMI Decreases with Child Involved in School-Based, Community Obesity Intervention
Parents’ BMI Decreases with Child Involved in School-Based, Community Obesity Intervention January 6, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Parents of children involved in an elementary school-based community intervention to prevent obesity appear to share in in its health benefits.  A new analysis of Shape Up Somerville: Eat Smart Play Hard™ shows an association between being exposed to the ... Read More »

Hungry or not, kids will eat treats
Hungry or not, kids will eat treats November 1, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Even though they are not hungry, children as young as three will find high-energy treats too tempting to refuse, new QUT research has found. In a study of three and four year olds, 100% of children opted for a sweet or savory ... Read More »

Sugary drinks and fatty foods impact on childhood obesity
Sugary drinks and fatty foods impact on childhood obesity July 29, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A Deakin University study provides the strongest evidence yet that sugary drinks and fatty foods are linked to the growing rate of obesity in Australian children. Deakin health researchers examined the data from a study of more than 4000 children ... Read More »

Children consuming a Mediterranean Diet are 15% less likely to be overweight
Children consuming a Mediterranean Diet are 15% less likely to be overweight July 1, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A study of 8 European countries presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Sofia, Bulgaria, shows that children consuming a diet more in line with the rules of the Mediterranean one are 15% less likely to be ... Read More »

One in four NSW school kids are overweight or obese
One in four NSW school kids are overweight or obese June 27, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Nearly one in four New South Wales school children are overweight or obese according to a University of Sydney study reported in today’s Medical Journal of Australia. The new finding is the latest from a series of three statewide school ... Read More »







 
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