childhood obesity

Obese preschoolers have 60% higher healthcare costs than healthy weight children
Obese preschoolers have 60% higher healthcare costs than healthy weight children July 22, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Obese children are two to three times more likely to be admitted to hospital, according to a new study on the healthcare costs of overweight preschoolers. Obese children aged two to five years old are 2-3 times more likely to ... Read More »

Extra 1000 steps a day benefit children with type 1 diabetes
Extra 1000 steps a day benefit children with type 1 diabetes July 19, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Keeping count of daily steps and boosting physical activity can really pay off for children with type 1 diabetes, according to new research from the University of Adelaide and the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. For the first time, researchers have ... Read More »

Planning walking to school
Planning walking to school July 17, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Only one in seven Queensland children walk or cycle to school, and those who don’t are missing out on potential health benefits, including a significant boost to mental wellbeing – new research shows. A Griffith University initiative is aiming to ... Read More »

Obese, inactive and eating too much sugar
Obese, inactive and eating too much sugar July 10, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Teenage boys consume a staggering 23 teaspoons of sugar daily – an average of 92 grams a day – according to a new series of alarming report cards on Australian health from the Australian Health Policy Collaboration at Victoria University. ... Read More »

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 »







 
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