childhood obesity

It’s Fit!Live!Win on NewsOne Now, and we’re taking a look at Camp Fit’s fight against childhood obesity and their holistic approach to encouraging our youth to live…

Remember Doc Shaw from The Disney Channel and Tyler Perry’s “House of Payne?” The child actor is all grown up, and has slimmed down since his…

– AP It’s true – apple juice can pose a risk to your health. But not necessarily from the trace amounts of arsenic that people are arguing about. See Also: Strong Winds Down Trees And Power Lines In West Despite the government’s consideration of new limits on arsenic, nutrition experts say apple juice’s real danger […]

It is no secret that America is experiencing a child obesity epidemic. But this story reveals how severe the problem truly is. SEE ALSO: The Jackson 4 The Associated Press reports that an 8-year-old boy from Cleveland was taken from his family because he weighs more than 200 pounds. The boy was removed from his […]

A 7-year-old girl authored a children’s book titled, “Not Fat Because I Want To Be,” in order to expose the challenges of being an obese adolescent.

Each day in this country we think about obesity. It has become an epidemic. Childhood obesity is even more shocking. Take a look at these two facts: Approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2—19 years are obese. Since 1980, obesity prevalence among children and adolescents has almost tripled. Keep reading to […]

As we evaluate the impact of President Obama’s job creation efforts, researchers from the University of Michigan are monitoring the effect of Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign against childhood obesity. According to their findings, prevention and treatment are necessary, but more of an emphasis needs to be placed on treatment, especially among minorities. “Effective treatment […]

First Lady Michelle Obama’s campaign to bring down childhood obesity rates is making headway as several large retailers have agreed to open stores in areas without access to fresh produce and healthy foods. Company executives from Wal-Mart, Walgreens and Supervalu joined the First Lady at the White House for the announcement, which the White House […]

First Lady Michelle Obama has been criticized for ordering a highly caloric meal, at a combined count of 1,700 calories, at a new Shake Shack in Washington D.C. Mrs. Obama, who is the spearhead of the Let’s Move! campaign, geared toward the end to childhood obesity and exercise awareness, has been criticized for ordering a […]

Parents and concerned people across the country are voicing their opinion on the recent campaign for Skechers Shape Up  for Girls. The campaign targets young girls only which has people speaking out because of what this message may translate to girls.  Although, some may feel this is a good thing and may support the First […]