According to the National Association for Sport and Physical Education only one in three children are physically active every day with a staggering 12.5 million children classified as obese by the CDC. A major contributor to this apparent malaise is the daily dose of TV, computer and console-based entertainment beloved by children. Keeping kids entertained can be difficult at the best of times but there’s clearly no doubt that a child’s daily average of some seven and a half hours in front of a screen, in one form or another, should give parents pause for thought.
Nutrition, victim of poverty, affects not only children’s health but also, their ability to learn and excel in school. Common Threads, a nutritional education initiative, is changing that.
Parents should take concrete steps to limit their children’s use of electronic devices and social media to prevent obesity and other health-related risks, a national pediatrics group said Monday.
Los Angeles County health officials have teamed up with local restaurants to combat obesity.
Many schools are sending notes home to parents, telling them their children are overweight.
Researchers at City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte may have found the key to ending obesity and curing cancer.
Ralph Johnson, an Executive Chef at The Pikey, stopped by KCAL9 Thursday to show us how to make healthy dishes from his restaurant!
Much like their human owners, animals have to deal with unwanted weight, too.
Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have found that a lack of sleep can change a person’s fat tissue, causing it to behave more like the fat found in an obese or diabetic person.
With obesity rates continuing to rise in Los Angeles County, officials have launched an awareness campaign to encourage residents to lower the number of calories they consume in each meal.
McDonald’s restaurants across the country will soon get a new menu addition: The number of calories in the chain’s burgers and fries.
The FDA has approved a new weight loss drug, Locacerin, which will be sold as Belviq. It works by triggering responses in the brain that help patients feel fuller sooner.
A new survey in WebMD will shock parents and kids equally.
A new study released Thursday by the University of Southern California, the Harvard School of Public Health, and the RAND corp. states on average, Americans live about a year-and-a-half less than Western Europeans because of higher levels of obesity rates.
A new study suggests the Golden State could be losing its figure.