childhood obesity

Can You Believe This? NY Schools Spy on Fat Kids
Big Brother wants your kids to lose weight and be healthier.  A school district on Long Island, New York is requiring a group of overweight and obese kids to wear electronic bracelets that monitor where they are and what they're doing at all times, especially if they're not active or …
Parents Outraged Over Rhyming ‘Diet’ Book For Teenagers
Messages of good health and positive self-esteem for girls are common themes in books for kids. So why are so many people upset over a rhyming picture book about an obese, unhappy 14-year-old named Maggie?
Well, for starters, they don't like the title:  "Maggie Goes on a Diet.&…
Sleep More = Lose Weight?
I usually get about 5-6 hours of sleep a  night, which isn't much, but I feel pretty well-rested during the day (though waking up early is a different story...)
However, a new study shows that catching up on Z's could affect your waistline, in a good way. The study also recently applies to childre…