Childhood Obesity: Time for Action, Not Complacency
- Do fat babies stay fat? Poskitt, E.M.E.; Cole, T.J. // British Medical Journal;1/1/1977, Vol. 1 Issue 6052, p7
Examines the weight and fatness of children in Great Britain. Number of babies included in study; Description of the babies involved; Correlation between the tall stature of the children and their socioeconomic environment.
- ASK THE EXPERT. // Scholastic Parent & Child;Feb/Mar2008, Vol. 15 Issue 5, p70
The article provides an answer to a question on how to combat childhood obesity.
- Avoidable epidemics soar. Defries, Melanie // Nursery World (Haymarket Business Publications Ltd);4/22/2010, Vol. 110 Issue 4216, p8
The article reports that preventable health conditions such as obesity, alcoholism, tooth decay and problems from passive smoking are approaching epidemic levels in children, according to doctors from Alder Hey hospital in Liverpool, England.
- Juvenile Obesity, Physical Activity, and Lifestyle Changes. Bar-Or, Oded // Physician & Sportsmedicine;Nov2000, Vol. 28 Issue 11, p51
Examines juvenile obesity in the United States. Increase in the prevalence of juvenile obesity; Prevention and management; Etiologic factors; Effectiveness of enhanced physical activity.
- Prevalence of flexible flatfoot in Taiwanese school-aged children in relation to obesity, gender, and age. Jen-Huei Chang; Sheng-Hao Wang; Chun-Lin Kuo; Hsian Chung Shen; Ya-Wen Hong; Leou-Chyr Lin // European Journal of Pediatrics;Apr2010, Vol. 169 Issue 4, p447
The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of flexible flatfoot in elementary school children in Taiwan and evaluate the relationship between flatfoot and obesity, gender, and age. A sample of 2,083 children, between 7 and 12 years of age from public elementary schools in...
- Declining prevalence rates for overweight and obesity in German children starting school. Moss, Anja; Klenk, Jochen; Simon, Klaus; Thaiss, Heidrun; Reinehr, Thomas; Wabitsch, Martin // European Journal of Pediatrics;Feb2012, Vol. 171 Issue 2, p289
To estimate the development of prevalence rates for overweight and obesity in children starting school in Germany, data for children's height and weight out of the compulsory school enrolment examinations (SEE), conducted annually in every German federal state, were available. A former analysis...
- Obesity: Thief of Childhood. Monaco, John E. // Pediatrics for Parents;2008, Vol. 24 Issue 7, p6
The author reflects on the impact of obesity on children's health in the U.S. He asserts that childhood obesity, which could shorten the life span of children, have been increasing in number in the country. He adds that it takes time and dedication of families and the government to solve the...
- Pregnant mother's obesity not linked to child's obesity. // Contemporary Pediatrics;Apr2008, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p16
This article discusses research on the association between a mother's obese status and a child's obesity. It references a study by Debbie Lawlor published in a 2008 issue of "PLoS Medicine." Lawlor and colleagues worked with data from a 1991-1992 longitudinal study, with nine-year and 11-year...
- Beyond Nutrition Counseling: Reframing the Battle Against Obesity. // Zero to Three;Jan2005, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p50
Provides information on the video recording "Beyond Nutrition Counseling: Reframing the Battle Against Obesity," developed by Robert C. Whitaker, Leigh Ann Chamberlin and Scott W. Powers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital.