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Study Links Quality Of Mother-Toddler Relationship To Teen Obesity

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U study finds linking obesity to military readiness broadens support for child ... - MinnPost.com (blog)

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U study finds linking obesity to military readiness broadens support for child-health policies.

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Child obesity: Who are you calling fat? - BBC News

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Children unable to lose weight as they grow older may develop chronic and life-threatening diseases such as Type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

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A doctor writes about societal perceptions

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How Positive Parenting During Early Childhood May Prevent Obesity

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Programs that support parents during their child’s early years hold promise for obesity prevention, according to a new study in the online February 6 issue of Pediatrics.


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“Fat-Shaming” Childhood Obesity Ads Are Painful But Necessary

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Georgia has the second highest rate of childhood obesity in the country, and some child healthcare advocates say ignoring the problem is what got them there.

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How to Combat Childhood Obesity Without Putting Your Child on a Diet

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1. The column talks about how all though it's good we're targeting obesity in youth, we're not doing it correctly. Rather than make them feel bad about it, trick them into losing weight.

 

2. Main Points

a. The idea was to shock parents into action, yet many felt that the harsh ads and billboards only underscored the message to children that being fat isn't okay.

b. Don't focus on lowering your child's weight

c. Bring back the habit of eating at home

d. Use smaller plates--for instantly smaller portions

e. Don't make any food "forbidden fruit."

f. Teach your child to listen to his body and hunger cues

g. But do make sure your child feels satisfied once he's eaten

h. Model healthy behavior

i. Encourage activity

 

3. All though it's a good idea to keep kids weight down, you can't just force them.

 

4. The author does not directly state their opinion on the matter, but it's obvious to tell through the evidence that they believe that there are way that you should use to lower child obesity.

 

6. The author is mostly likely a mother concerned for the obesity in youth, and feels forcing it isn't the option.

 

7. This column was defintitly made for parents of children who love to eat.

 

8. Based on the evidence provided, I could say that the author has convinced me about using these much more productive methods of keeping a childs weight down. 

 

 

The author has so much logos writing in this column that it's not even funny. When they say "You're fat, which makes you unacceptable. Not what a kid's self-esteem needs." Their exactly right, no child wants to hear that they need to lose weight. They would rather not know that your helping them lose weight rather than know that you're noticing the tummy they have.  When the auther says, "Forbidding anything outright causes most of us to want it all the more," he is telling us that we all think this and that it's normal and going to happen. The author has a ethos moment when they say, "The more you limit it, the more your child is forced to find another way (soccer with the neighbor, a game of hide and seek with his sister) to entertain himself." They are telling us about how one way or another they'll find a way to entertain themselves should you keep them full by following step numbers five and six.


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Child Obesity: Using Attention modification program to decrease overeating in obese children

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Among the multiple factors that can cause obesity is an abnormal neurocognitive or behavioral response to food cues. The brain becomes wired to seek — and expect — greater rewards from food, which leads to unhealthful overeating.Attention modification programs, which train a person to ignore or disregard specific, problematic cues or triggers, have been used effectively to treat cases of anxiety and substance abuse. In a novel study published this week in the journal Appetite, Kerri Boutelle, PhD, professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, and colleagues report using a single session of attention modification to decrease overeating in obese children.”Attentional bias is a long-studied psychological phenomenon,” said Boutelle. “Attentional bias to food means that food grabs a person’s attention. If two people were in a room with potato chips on the table, the person with attentional bias would be paying attention to, maybe looking at, the chips and the person without the bias would not really notice or pay attention to them.”We believe that there is a group of people who are inherently sensitive to food cues and, over time, eating in response to paying attention to food makes them pay even more attention. It’s based on Pavlovian conditioning.”Obesity in the United States is a well-documented problem, with more than a third of American adults considered to be obese. Child obesity is equally alarming, with an estimated one-third of American children (4 to 5 million individuals) overweight or obese. These children are at greater risk for cardiovascular disease, cancer, orthopedic and endocrine conditions and more likely to die earlier.Boutelle and colleagues investigated whether attention modification training might be another way to treat problematic eating and obesity in children. In a novel pilot study, they recruited 24 overweight and obese children between the ages of 8 and 12 and split them into two groups.One group underwent an attention modification program (AMP) in which they watched pairs of words quickly flash upon a computer screen. One was a food word, such as “cake;” the other was a non-food word, such as “desk.” After the words had flashed and disappeared, a letter appeared on-screen in the place of either the food word or the non-food word. … http://www.mybiologica.com/45956/good-living/child-obesity-using-attention-modification-program-to-decrease-overeating-in-obese-children.html


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A closer look at why child obesity rates may be falling - USA TODAY

A closer look at why child obesity rates may be falling - USA TODAY | child obesity | Scoop.it
A closer look at why child obesity rates may be falling USA TODAY Thomas Robinson, director of the Center for Healthy Weight at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in Palo Alto, Calif., says several other factors may also be contributing to a...

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Flavoured milk no longer a choice in L.A. schools - CTV News

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The Los Angeles Unified School District is taking a stand against child obesity, becoming the nation's largest school system to stop serving sugar-laden flavoured milk. (RT @Country__Girl: Seriously LA?


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Mother’s Nutrition During Pregnancy Can Influence Child’s Obesity Risk

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Scientists have discovered that a mother’s nutrition during pregnancy can strongly influence her child’s risk of obesity many years later.

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Could your relationship with your mom increase your child's chances of obesity? :: College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Could your relationship with your mom increase your child's chances of obesity? :: College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | child obesity | Scoop.it
The University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) is a world-class educational and research institution focused on solving the world’s most critical challenges surrounding food and energy, families and communities, and the environment. ACES students experience a supportive community within a Big Ten campus.
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Preventing Obesity in Children, Causes of Child Obesity, and More

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Is your child overweight? Learn more from WebMD about determining obesity in a child, its causes, and what you can do about it.

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Tevin Tobias. This article summarizes the causes and prevention of obesity in children.

 

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Greeks abandon traditional foods for GMO Western Diet, and an obesity epidemic is the result

Greeks abandon traditional foods for GMO Western Diet, and an obesity epidemic is the result | child obesity | Scoop.it

FINALLY SOMEONE LOOKS AT PROCESSED, WESTERN FOOD FOR AN ANSWER TO OBESITY, DIABETES (AND CANCER)

 

More than 10 percent of the world's population is malnourished, but an even larger proportion is overweight. Greece has one of the highest rates of child obesity, despite having one of the world's healthiest cuisines.... WHY?

...Like processed food from the supermarket and fast food on the street. And soda and doughnuts and ice cream. All of it cheaper to buy, easier to prepare -- and, especially for children, harder to resist -- than what grandma used to make. And then there's the marketing -- a relentless bombardment of ads aimed at kids for products like soft drinks and breakfast cereal and processed meat.... http://www.marketplace.org/topics/sustainability/food-9-billion/greeces-diet-crisis-greeks-abandon-traditional-foods-and

 


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Reducing pressure on children to eat may help prevent obesity

An educational program for parents helps to reduce pressure on children to eat—which may reduce the child's risk of obesity, according to a new study.

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Activity programs fail to get kids moving, study says

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Programs aimed at increasing the physical activity of children have failed to get kids moving much, says a new study. That failure to boost how much kids walk, run, jump and otherwise move around during the day helps explain why the programs also have failed to put a dent in child obesity, say researchers who pooled results from 30 studies for the new study published Thursday in the BMJ.


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Can exercise games help fight child obesity? - Chicago Tribune

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Can exercise games help fight child obesity?

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This article gives very good advice for parents who have lazy kids who are "video-game junkies" to get them active. It describes video games in which movement and physical activity is required, these games are very popular and are revealing towards your child's true health. It shows that if your kid is not commonly active they could fall behind in it. I believe this is a good way to get American teenagers active even in their own home, which can make them more confident with people and happy with themselves. Some schools are contemplating using these games as a before/after school activity to prepare students for a healthy life style.

D.W.

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Obesity Rate for Young Children Plummets 43% in a Decade - NYTimes.com

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Good news! Child obesity rates in preschools is on the decline! http://t.co/trCQevKZTm #childobesity #letsmove

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Could you relationship with your mom increase your child’s chances of obesity?

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Could the quality of your attachment to your parents affect your own child’s risk for obesity? A new University of Illinois study says it can.

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Teen obesity tied to poor mom-child relationship:study - Reuters

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New York Daily NewsTeen obesity tied to poor mom-child relationship:studyReutersResearchers who followed nearly 1000 children into their teens found that more than 25 percent of those who scored lowest on mother-child relationship tests as toddlers...

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Stressed mothers cause child obesity: study - The Local.se

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Stressed mothers cause child obesity: studyThe Local.seStressed out mothers increase the risk of obesity among their children, a new Swedish study has shown.

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