Report finds childhood obesity not as big as it looks
- Obesity in Childhood. Lorber, John // Clinical Pediatrics;Jun1967, Vol. 6 Issue 6, p325
This article discusses obesity in childhood, which is the most frequent and increasingly common form of nutritional disorder in economically advanced countries and is accordingly attracting more and more attention. It has been estimated that the incidence of obesity among American 15-year-old...
- Sharing Solutions for Childhood Obesity. Hood, Ernie // Environmental Health Perspectives;Aug2005, Vol. 113 Issue 8, pA520
This article focuses on a wide variety of activities at all levels aimed at reducing the epidemic of childhood obesity, as shown by the gathering of more than 700 experts from many fields in early June 2005 for Environmental Solutions to Obesity in America's Youth. The goal of the conference is...
- Successes and Barriers for a Youth Weight-Management Program. Rice, Jeffrey; Thombs, David; Leach, Rick; Rehm, Richard // Clinical Pediatrics;Mar2008, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p143
A patient recruiting process was developed for a youth weight-management program in a metropolitan area, and the clinical effects of the program on overweight and obese children aged 7 to 17 years old were assessed. During the 12-month effort, 68 overweight children were enrolled. The program...
- Obesity epidemic hits New Zealand. Kent, Heather // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/30/2003, Vol. 169 Issue 7, p702
Reports on the rapidly growing obesity epidemic that affects about one-third of children in New Zealand. Items the Fight the Obesity Epidemic group would like to see removed from school tuck shops; Comments from Doctor Colin Tukiotonga; Reason obesity is becoming common.
- The fat of the nation. Netherwood, Cathy // Australian Parents;Oct/Nov2006, p57
The article presents an update on obesity in Australia. With a quarter of Australian school children overweight or obese, and the figures still rising, there is a need to understand obesity better if Australians are going to be able to control it effectively. Controlling obesity starts at home,...
- Anti-Obesity Measures Are Working for Some Schools. // Fitness Business Pro;Jan2005, Vol. 21 Issue 1, preceding p1
Reports on the results of the efforts of various schools to combat the childhood obesity crisis in the United States. Features of the East Penn School District in Pennsylvania's anti-obesity program; Factors affecting the success or failure of schools' anti-obesity programs; Alleged effect of...
- Combating childhood obesity. // Education Journal;Feb2006, Issue 92, p41
The article focuses on the efforts of Scottish government to combat childhood obesity in the country. According to the study, children in the country drink more fizzy drinks than youngsters anywhere else in Europe. The study added that one of the reasons childhood obesity is increasing is...
- Child obesity 'time bomb' a threat to life expectancy. Carey, Dorothy // Nutridate;Mar2004, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p8
Reports on the warning issued by a British health chief that child obesity could result in the first drop in life expectancy for more than a century as of March 2004. Percentage of six-year-olds that are obese; Percentage of 15-year-olds that are obese; Forecast on the cost of obesity by 2010.
- have you heard? Guest, Jim // Consumer Reports;Jan2004, Vol. 69 Issue 1, p5
Introduces a series of articles on obesity in children in the U.S.