Obesity prevention in child care: a review of U.S. state regulations
- Combat childhood obesity an hour at a time. DAVIS, PETE // AHA News;3/21/2011, Vol. 47 Issue 6, p6
The article discusses the Power by the Hour nutrition and physical fitness program of Allina Hospitals & Clinics. The program consists of a half hour of nutritional instruction and a half hour of physical fitness. The program started with 67 students in a Minnesota school to combat childhood...
- Connecticut Ranks Best for Fit Children, Alaska Ranks Worst. Shaver, Jennipher // Fitness Business Pro;Apr2005, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p8
Ranks the U.S. states from best to worst for fit children. Health factors examined; Top ten states; Places filling up the bottom level.
- Nutrition-related problems of children. Hunter, Beatrice Trum // Consumers' Research Magazine;Feb95, Vol. 78 Issue 2, p8
Part I. Focuses on the problem of excessive intake of nutrients by American children that can lead to obesity. Consumption percentage of calories as fat by children in the United States; Percentage number of overweight children; Chronic diseases associated with obesity; Factors for excessive...
- Prevention. Milano, Kim O. // Zero to Three;Sep2007, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p6
Childhood obesity has become an alarming problem in this country. Risk factors associated with childhood obesity include having obese parents, a history of low or high birth weight, Black or Hispanic ethnicity, and low socioeconomic background. Although most healthy American infants and toddlers...
- Health organizations team to improve school nutrition. // Nation's Health;Aug2000, Vol. 30 Issue 7, p36
Presents information on a campaign launched by some health organizations in the United States to improve nutrition habits of children. Features of the campaign; Causes of poor nutrition in children; Information on childhood obesity; Details on the objectives of the campaign.
- Oregon FoodCorps helps kids to eat right. BURNHAM, T. J. // Western Farmer-Stockman;Nov2013, Vol. 134 Issue 11, p39
The article reports on the launch of the 2013 FoodCorps Program in Oregon, comprised of a national team of leaders whose primary goal is to address childhood obesity.
- Make Your Move. Walters, Jennifer Marino // Scholastic News -- Edition 5/6;5/10/2010, Vol. 78 Issue 23/24, p10
The article focuses on the Let's Move campaign launched by U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama designed to encourage children and their families to eat healthy and be physically active. Michelle said that her goal is to prevent children from being overweight and getting illnesses as a result of not...
- Feeding infants of diabetic mothers. // Archives of Disease in Childhood;Jul2002, Vol. 87 Issue 1, p70
Discusses a study revealing that breast feeding by diabetic mothers may increase the risks of later overweight and glucose intolerance in infants. Milk of diabetic mothers containing more glucose, insulin and energy than that of nondiabetic mothers.
- Breast-feeding reduces risk of obesity. Gaby, Alan R. // Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients;May2003, Issue 238, p32
Reports that breast-feeding reduces the risk of becoming obese later in childhood. Role of the higher content of docosahexaenoic acid in human milk in the development of the brain, including the area in the hypothalamus that controls the appetite; Identification of refined sugar contained in...