Childhood Obesity: A 'Growing' Problem
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Childhood Obesity: A 'Growing' Problem
This curation of sites and articles reflects the topic of childhood obesity. In these articles we can see the dangers of childhood obesity, how to prevent childhood obesity, and how to overcome childhood obesity from both the parents point of view and the childs. I have curated a diverse amount of articles, demonstrations, and interactive guides. I hope that you find these articles helpful, interesting, and insightful.
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Diet, Exercise, and Your Kid's Grades by Steve Edwards

Diet, Exercise, and Your Kid's Grades by Steve Edwards | Childhood Obesity: A 'Growing' Problem | Scoop.it
Teaching proper eating habits and providing time for exercise will do more for your child's potential to excel than anything else (@Howtobefit: Teaching proper eating habits &...exercise works wonders on a child's potential to excel
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We know now that childhood obesity is a growing problem. I have scooped a lot of articles and resources on this page so far with information about the topic itself and the dangers and ways to overcome it. This article is a general way of health that children should follow to keep them healthy, active, and healthy minded.

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Allison Asmega's curator insight, October 7, 2014 11:48 AM

Steve Edwards believes its a combination of educating your children and providing specific exercise times that will get kids to be healthier.  Children learn through experiences and observing other peoples behaviors.  If they are constantly surrounded with healthy life style choices they will grow up know that is the norm and fast food for dinner is not.  Although families are not always able to provide the healthiest food due to their socioeconomic position, school should be allowed to.  

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Let's Move!

Let's Move! | Childhood Obesity: A 'Growing' Problem | Scoop.it
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This site site, created by the First Lady, has very insightful information that encompases what it means to be a health child. The mission of this Let's Move campaign is "America's Move to Raise a Healthier Generation of Kids."

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Stop Sugarcoating Childhood Obesity

Stop Sugarcoating Childhood Obesity | Childhood Obesity: A 'Growing' Problem | Scoop.it
America has an epidemic of childhood obesity. Strong4Life has a plan to reverse this situation
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A very interesting article about the controversial topic of advertising for the termination of childhood obesity. There are two sides to the to story. One who says that they need ads like this however, some say these are to harsh and will only hurt the cause. I'll let you decide for yourself.

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Allison Asmega's curator insight, October 7, 2014 11:36 AM

This is a new way of fighting against childhood obesity.  It doesn't sounds like scaring kids out of being overweight through ads.  Some people believe it is too harsh on young kids however, similar advertisements go out to stop kids (or everyone) to stop smoking.  The anti tobacco commercials are just as scary.  The two problems are incomparable but still very dangerous to ones health.

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New 'Active' Video Games May Give Kids More Exercise – WebMD

New 'Active' Video Games May Give Kids More Exercise – WebMD | Childhood Obesity: A 'Growing' Problem | Scoop.it
Youngsters in Australian study were a bit less sedentary.
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In today's day in age our youth simply won't be pulled from the tube. It is, unfortunately, becoming inevitable. So we, as health advocaters are needing new 'tricky' ways of getting them to be active.

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Childhood Obesity

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Here is an incredible source of some of the definitions, hot topics, general information, and tips of prevention and overcoming childhood obesity!

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CDC - Obesity - Facts - Adolescent and School Health

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The CDC is a credible site whose main goal is to save lives and protect people by informing them. They touch on all aspects of health in america from smoking, to mental health, to childhood obesity and everything inbetween. This specific section of the CDC has the facts of cihldhood obesity as well as the effects and resources.

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Consequences of childhood obesity - Times of India

Consequences of childhood obesity - Times of India | Childhood Obesity: A 'Growing' Problem | Scoop.it
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Consequences of childhood obesity
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We have Shilpa Mittal - Nutritionist, Diet Consultant and Founder of Nutrilife Health Management, Mumbai, to help us understand more of the health problems caused by obesity.
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We see the obvious consequences of childhood obesity every day in the children who suffer from it; the extra body fat, the heavy breathing, and excessive sweating but there are way more consequences that we don't see and that may not even set in till later in life but could potentially be deadly.

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