AAP: School Meals Improved, Focus Centers On Packed LunchesFor the past 10 years, growing concerns over childhood obesity has paved the way for more nutritious, healthier foods offered to kids at school. But now the American Academy of Pediatrics wants healthy foods to go beyond cafeteria walls, urging caregivers to focus on the nutritional quality of the foods packed and brought to school.
Focus on South Florida: Kid KriticsThe mission of the locally-based "Kid Kritics", is to provide parents with a clear and credible way of identifying healthy foods their kids will actually eat. Kid Kritics aims to combat childhood obesity and other diseases. The "Kid Kritics" hold blind taste tests on physician-approved foods. Then they decide whether to give the product their seal of approval. A growing number of national companies are now seeking out the “Kid Kritics” seal of approval for their products. We see the kids in action.
Trend Tracker® Talks Kids Fitness With Nancy EastonIn this edition of “Women to Watch”, Trend Tracker® Tara Gilani talks to Nancy Easton, a woman with a mission to keep our children fit and healthy.
Focus on South Florida: Making Healthy HappenAccording to the CDC, childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. The Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade in conjunction with its Children's Issues Committee is right now "Making Healthy Happen" for kids in Miami. We focus on what’s being done to increase awareness of the problem and solutions to it, as well as how parents can get their children involved, now.
Focus On South Florida: Tackling Childhood ObesityChildhood Obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. ‘Fit Kids Day’ is a statewide initiative created for kids, by kids, and is dedicated to promoting healthier lifestyles. We’ll talk about this initiative, how it works and how you can get your kids involved.
Report: Childhood Obesity Rates Falls In 18 States Including FloridaThe childhood obesity rate, according to a new government report, is down in 18-states nationwide—with Florida as one of the state's showing the largest decline.
How To Help Your Kids Choose The Best Extra-Curricular ActivitiesHelp your kids learn and prepare for the future through after-school activities.
Controversial 'Advergames' Ignite Childhood Obesity DebateIt used to be Saturday morning cartoons touting sugary cereals and candy that parents had to worry about. Now, in our mobile world there's a new concern.
Teen Battles Childhood Obesity One Day At A TimeThe problem of childhood obesity is growing at an alarming rate. An estimated 12 and half million children and teens in the United States are obese. That's putting kids at risk for diseases that only adults used to get.
Teen Pushing Portion Control To Curb ObesityBeing overweight is tough enough as an adult, but for children it can lead to bullying, low self-esteem and other problems. One 12-year-old decided he was tired of being picked on, upset about his weight and appearance; so he decided to change his life.
Local Man Helps Kids & Adults Battle ObesityDavid DiPlasquale of Coconut Creek battled obesity and bullying as a child. But he changed his life and has now created a program to help kids, men and women to lose weight and get back on track.
Study: Junk Food In Schools Isn't A ProblemParents and schools have worried in recent years about the inclusion of junk food in schools; but a new study said all of that worry is for nothing.