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  • 10 Tips to Help Overweight Kids
    Obesity is a problem not only in the old age, but among kids too. It affects the kid mentally and also predisposes the child to many other diseases. The following tips help to reduce weight of obese children.

  • Blubber Buster
    The mission of BlubberBusters.com is simply to serve as an aid to children, teenagers, and parents in their struggle with being overweight. It allows kids, teens, and parents from all over the world to interact with each other and to support each other.

  • Childhood Obesity
    Pediatric obesity and nutrition experts today said that increasing physical activity and emphasizing eating a wide variety of foods, for a high fiber and low fat diet, are the most important steps parents should take in preventing childhood obesity. The comments were made as part of a national conference on pediatric obesity sponsored by the Georgetown University's Center for Food and Nutrition policy.

  • Help for an Overweight Child
    My daughter is seven years old. She is 55 inches tall and 87 pounds, which makes her about 20 pounds overweight. I don't want her to feel like I am the food police, or that I am watching every move she makes, but I do not want her to have a problem with her weight for the rest of her life. I would like to find some fun ways to help her that could become a part of our everyday life.

  • Helping an overweight child - Diet Information
    The subject of putting your child on a diet can be a touchy issue. Many people do not want to admit that their child is obese, or they fear that putting them on a diet will hurt the child's self esteem. With the proper family support, it is possible for your child to maintain a healthy weight.

  • Helping Your Overweight Child
    In the United States at least one child in five is overweight and the number of overweight children continues to grow. Over the last 2 decades, this number has increased by more than 50 percent, and the number of "extremely" overweight children has nearly doubled (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1995: 149: 1085-91). A doctor determines if children are overweight by measuring their height and weight. Although children have fewer weight-related health problems than adults, overweight children are at high risk of becoming overweight adolescents and adults. Overweight adults are at risk for a number of health problems including heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure stroke, and some forms of cancer.

  • Helping Your Overweight Child
    Carrying the Weight Helping Your Overweight Child

  • Helping Your Overweight Child
    Children become overweight for a variety of reasons. The most common causes are genetic factors, lack of physical activity, unhealthy eating patterns, or a combination of these factors.

  • Helping Your Overweight Child
    A Publication of the NIDDK and the National Institutes of Health What Causes Children to Become Overweight? Is My Child Overweight? How Can I Help My Overweight Child? Ways To Help Your Child Develop Good Attitudes About Eating Is Additional Help Available? Additional Reading Resources

  • Helping Your Overweight Child
    Helping Your Overweight Child What Causes Children to Become Overweight? Is My Child Overweight? How Can I Help My Overweight Child? Ways To Help Your Child Develop Good Attitudes About Eating Is Additional Help Available?

  • Kids Pediatric Weight Management
    The Committed To Kids Pediatric Weight Management Program is an integrated, multidisciplinary team approach to preventing and treating obesity in children.

  • OVERWEIGHT CHILD
    Many of today's children are overweight. In fact, 21 percent of today's teenagers are overweight. For children, weight maintenance or at least slowing of weight gain is recommended over weight loss. By promoting weight maintenance, time is given to allow the child to "grow into" his or her weight. Healthcare professionals strongly advise against putting children on diets. However, childhood obesity can be a severe problem despite the popular belief that the child will "outgrow" the condition. The longer a child is overweight, the greater the likelihood that obesity will continue into adulthood. THISIS An Audio Page- You can Listen to it :)

  • State Takes Overweight Child
    Born just three years ago, Anamarie Martinez-Regino has never had an easy life. She has been in and out of hospitals since she was 2 months old because of a weight problem. On Friday, while she was at Presbyterian Hospital, the state of New Mexico removed her from the custody of her parents based on a doctor's recommendation citing Anamarie's weight

  • What is the SlimKids Program
    What is the Slimkids Program? It's a professional ten-week or more, doctor and dietician approved, healthy eating program designed to help children and teens of all ages, lose weight, easily and safely. Slimkids has been teaching kids healthy weight loss since 1995! The program provides a wide variety of foods to meet the nutritional requirements needed to fuel growth and development. The program includes foods from the five basic food groups and closely follows the U.S. dietary guidelines for Americans set out by the U.S.D.A. The daily average caloric intake of the program is 1500-1800 calories, which includes 64 grams of fat.


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