Parents: Are Your Kids Getting Too Much Salt?

High blood pressure in children is not as rare as you might think. The American Academy of Pediatrics has found that about 5% of children have blood pressure that’s higher than normal.

New Year Resolutions for Eating Healthy

Since every 3,500 calories translates into 1lb – imagine how much weight you could lose by the end of the year by taking a walk instead of sitting down and drinking a soda after work?

The Emotional Impact of Obesity on Children

Childhood Obesity is the greatest preventable threat to your child’s physical health and also threatens their mental and emotional well-being. The first and most important piece of advice is: Don’t become part of the problem. Don’t try to tease your child into changing their eating habits. Making fun of your child’s weight is not the way to help them lose a few pounds. Instead of positioning yourself as the enemy, become part of your child’s support system. Reinforce everything you love about this special person, every unique and wonderful quality. Let your home be a haven from the stresses of the world.

U.S. Obesity Rates Continue to Rise

Childhood obesity rates have more than tripled since 1980. Reviews of data from pediatric patients indicate a clear correlation between BMI and lower socioeconomic status. But, why is this happening?