How does recess and gym help learning at school?

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What does your child say when someone asks about his or her favorite subject? Does your child usually say recess or gym? Do you cringe wishing... Read more

“Mom, Dad, am I fat?”: Talking to your kids about weight and health

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Today's guest blogger is Alexis Skoufalos, EdD, associate dean, professional development, at the Jefferson School of Population Health and... Read more

5 ways families can fight obesity

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Could the childhood Obesity Epidemic really be improving? A recent study published in Pediatrics showed improving trends in physical activity... Read more

Should schools send home 'fat letters'?

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Should schools send letters home to parents indicating their child’s Body Mass Index percentile and weight category? An opinion piece... Read more

A summer slump with the kids at home? Try a schedule

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Are you tired of hearing, “I am bored, there’s nothing to do?” Are you getting frustrated that your kids are sleeping in... Read more

Do junk food ads contribute to childhood obesity?

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Looking for another reason children should step away from the TV? You can add “contributes to obesity” to the list. In fact, a... Read more

Less sleep, larger BMI increases for teens

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Adequate sleep might be an important key in maintaining a healthy weight for teens. Increasing the number of hours of sleep to 10 hours each... Read more

Is the size of the plate making your child overweight?

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You’ve probably heard of the term “portion distortion” in conjunction with massive restaurant size servings. A serving... Read more