pediatric obesity

How to Keep Your Child Active During Summer Break

  Remember when you were a kid dreaming of summer days spent hiking, fishing, and playing outdoors? Childhood looks a lot different today than it …

Benefits of Making Babyfood at Home

If you’re a new mom, you want what’s best for your baby. A healthy baby begins with good nutrition. Supermarket shelves are loaded with prepared …

Pediatric Obesity: The Unspoken Epidemic

  The press has frequently focused on infectious disease epidemics such as H1N1 influenza and HIV, but rarely discusses the growing problem of pediatric obesity. If …

Encouraging Your Child’s Vegetable Eating

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It’s a parenting dilemma struggled with for generations, or at least since the first blob of mustard greens or lentil loaf was spooned out onto …

Exercise in Boys Improve Insulin Resistance and Body Fat

A recent study presented at the American Diabetes Association 70th Scientific  Sessions demonstrated that aerobic or resistance exercise (weight lifting) in obese boys can decrease the …

Obesity Gene Can Be Counteracted

Many obese patients like to blame their weight problems on their genes.  A recent study in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine evaluated a specific …

First Lady Comments on Childhood Obesity

Michelle Obama tackles childhood obesity with a new program “Let’s Move”  Visit her site for more information on how to keep kids fit.