childhood obesity

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 »

Banning Chocolate Milk in School Cafeterias Decreases Sales and Increases Waste
Banning Chocolate Milk in School Cafeterias Decreases Sales and Increases Waste April 27, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

For many children eating school lunch, chocolate milk is a favorite choice. What would happen if chocolate milk were banned from school cafeterias? “Students take 10% less milk, waste 29% more and may even stop eating school meals,” says Andrew ... Read More »

Quality early childhood programs help prevent adult chronic disease
Quality early childhood programs help prevent adult chronic disease April 15, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

High-quality early childhood development programs with health care and nutritional components can help prevent or delay the onset of adult chronic disease, according to a new study by Nobel laureate economist James Heckman and researchers at the University of Chicago, ... Read More »

Not enough sleep and too much screen time linked to childhood obesity
Not enough sleep and too much screen time linked to childhood obesity April 14, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The study, which examined the sleep habits of Australian children aged 4-8, revealed children who sleep less than their peers could be at risk of obesity. “We found that shorter sleep durations predicted higher BMIs (body mass index), which is ... Read More »

Childhood obesity not linked to nutrition knowledge
Childhood obesity not linked to nutrition knowledge April 12, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

University of the Sunshine Coast Psychology research into obesity in infants and toddlers has found that a mother’s nutrition knowledge has no effect on her, or her child’s, weight. USC student Chelsea Sutherland’s recently-completed Honours research found that the only ... Read More »

Obesity prevention programs can lower kids’ blood pressure
Obesity prevention programs can lower kids’ blood pressure April 3, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

One of the serious health consequences of obesity is elevated blood pressure (BP), a particular problem in children because research has found that high BP in children usually follows them into adulthood, carrying with it a wide range of possible ... Read More »

Sugar is on the menu in schools as canteen guidelines fail
Sugar is on the menu in schools as canteen guidelines fail April 2, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Guidelines used to rate school canteen menus should be overhauled to limit the sugar content of food and drinks, according to University of Sydney nutrition expert Kieron Rooney. Dr Kieron Rooney, a senior lecturer in biochemistry and exercise physiology in ... Read More »







 
 
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