Category: childhood obesity

How to Help Your Children Eat Better

As a parent, there are countless things you worry about when it comes to the health and safety of your child. While some things are out of your control, what your child eats isn’t. Overeating or snacking on junk food can lead to a host of lifelong problems, many of which you can help your… Read more »

Physical Activity Paramount to Youth Development

In an age of video games and the internet, children are much less inclined to play outside and participate in sports. Lately this is due in great part to fear of getting hurt, particularly over the latest controversy concerning concussions in football. But football of today is nowhere near your father’s or your grandfather’s sport…. Read more »

Childhood Obesity a True Epidemic

Childhood obesity has doubled amongst pre-teens and tripled among teenagers over the past 30 years. Not only does obesity impact a child’s self-image and esteem, it could lead to long term risk for heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes. This growing epidemic all stems from children and parents establishing poor eating and lifestyle habits. According to… Read more »