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Morbidly obese WA toddler put into state care

Morbidly obese WA toddler put into state care | Child studies investigation | Scoop.it
A morbidly obese WA toddler is removed from a remote community after doctors say her life is at risk.
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Is technology to blame for childhood obesity?

Is technology to blame for childhood obesity? | Child studies investigation | Scoop.it
The first lady, Michelle Obama, has announced a major initiative to address the growing concern of childhood obesity. It's the Let’s Move campaign. Compared to children of the 1970s, this generatio...
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Is technology responsible for the increasing obesity rates?

Is technology responsible for the increasing obesity rates? | Child studies investigation | Scoop.it
Get involved in a debate over the role technology plays in modern obesity rates, and how this issue affects you.
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Do Video Games Contribute to Childhood Obesity? | LIVESTRONG.COM

Do Video Games Contribute to Childhood Obesity? | LIVESTRONG.COM | Child studies investigation | Scoop.it
An estimated 12.5 million children between the ages of 2 and 19 are obese, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although genetics and diet play pivotal roles in childhood obesity, the CDC also notes that passive media viewing can contribute to this epidemic. That said, sitting in front of the screen playing video games...
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Study: Obesity in pre-schoolers not related to physical activity

Study: Obesity in pre-schoolers not related to physical activity | Child studies investigation | Scoop.it
Overweight and obesity are not related to different levels of physical activity among pre-school children, according to new research published in PLoSOne.

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Child Obesity & sociocultural influences. The researchers found socioeconimic status linked to both obesity and increased media consumption.

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5 Ways You Can Help Prevent Childhood Obesity

5 Ways You Can Help Prevent Childhood Obesity | Child studies investigation | Scoop.it
Being overweight has an enormous impact on children, physically, mentally, and emotionally. What can we do to change the obesity trend? Here are 5 ideas you can implement with the kids in your life.
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HowStuffWorks "Is technology behind the rise in childhood obesity?"

HowStuffWorks "Is technology behind the rise in childhood obesity?" | Child studies investigation | Scoop.it
Could technology be behind the rise in childhood obesity? Find out if technology is behind the rise in childhood obesity and the complications involved.
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Laziness & Obesity Rate in Children | LIVESTRONG.COM

Laziness & Obesity Rate in Children | LIVESTRONG.COM | Child studies investigation | Scoop.it
According to KidsHealth, a website dedicated to the health of children and teenagers, one in three children is considered overweight or obese. This is a result of many factors such as genetics, lifestyle and habits. Children who are overweight are more likely to spend less time engaged in physical activity and more time eating foods that lack...
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Obesity in Children & Technology | LIVESTRONG.COM

Obesity in Children & Technology | LIVESTRONG.COM | Child studies investigation | Scoop.it
During the past 20 years, the number of obese and overweight children has rapidly risen. One contributor to these climbing rates is the prevalence of technology and media that promotes sedentary behavior. Children spend a lot of time in front of the television, playing video games, and researching and learning on the computer. Technology provides...
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