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5 Ways to Make Your Kids ‘Nutritionally Savvy’

Tags: childhood nutrition, childhood obesity, growing pains of parenting, healthy diet, nutrition, Recipes

A registered dietitian offers five creative tips for parents who want to encourage their kids to eat healthier.


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Active Gaming May Help Your Child Lose Weight

Tags: childhood obesity, electronics, obesity, overweight, parenting, video games

A recent study found that playing active video games, as part of a weight-management program, encourages overweight children to get more active and may help them to lose more weight.


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Obesity Increases Your Risk for Chronic Kidney Disease

Tags: childhood obesity, diabetes, end-stage renal disease, high blood pressure, ketosis, kidney, kidney disease, metabolic syndrome

Being overweight or obese puts more strain on the kidneys, increasing the risk of developing kidney disease. For people with chronic kidney disease, being obese is linked to the disease progressing to end-stage renal disease.


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Obesity and Your Child: Google+ Hangout On Air

Tags: childhood obesity, family health, Google HOA, google+, hangout, healthy eating, obesity, pediatric dietician

Watch our Google+ Hangout On Air about childhood obesity called Obesity: A Complex Disease for Children, which took place in a live Q&A with our experts on Oct. 1 at Noon, EST.


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Obesity and Your Heart: Google+ Hangout On Air

Tags: childhood obesity, Google HOA, google+, hangout, heart health, obesity

Watch our Google+ Hangout On Air about obesity and heart health called Obesity: The Heavy Impact on Your Heart, which took place in a live Q&A with our experts on Sept. 17 at 12:30 p.m., EST.


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Kids at Risk: Obesity Rates Rising

Tags: childhood diabetes, childhood obesity

Many kids today are struggling with their weight. In the last several decades, obesity has become all too common in American children. Find out why rates are rising and access tips to help kids reach a healthy weight.


Pediatricians are concerned that U.S. kids are developing adult health problems because of their excess weight. Kids’ lives are likely to be shorter than their parents’ unless we take action. HealthHubInfographic from Cleveland Clinic

Help Kids Slim Down and Live Longer (Infographic)

Tags: Be Well e-News, childhood obesity, diabetes, growing pains of parenting, healthy weight, infographic, obesity, sleep apnea, Type 2 diabetes

Pediatricians are concerned that U.S. kids are developing adult health problems because of their excess weight. Kids’ lives are likely to be shorter than their parents’ unless we take action.


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Addressing Obesity With Innovation

Tags: childhood obesity, obesity, Type 2 diabetes

One out of every three American adults are now obese. While new treatments are underway, will they be enough to prevent American healthcare from being crushed by the massive costs of treating obesity and its consequences?


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The Longer You’re Obese, the Harder on Your Heart

Tags: childhood obesity, heart disease, obesity

A new study says the longer period of time that you’re obese, the risk for heart disease increases. Parents can play a role in intervening early with their kids.


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Breakfast May Prevent Childhood Obesity

Tags: breakfast, childhood obesity

Mom was right — breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. A new study demonstrates how daily breakfast kick-starts your kids’ day and helps keep them at a healthy weight.