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My Child is Obese: What Do I Do?

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Fat shaming is cruel, destructive and ineffective. But the other end of the spectrum can be equally damaging. There is a movement in our society to “accept people for who they are,” regardless of body type and body weight. While this hides behind an excellent virtue of charity, fat acceptance is not a healthy attitude. …

obese child

Written by Angela Silva The data doesn’t lie: according to a 2014 report from the Center for Disease Control, nearly one-third of all children ages 2–19 are overweight or obese. Parents of obese children wonder what to do to make the future brighter for their kids, but misconceptions exist that propel childhood obesity forward. The …

Latest Teen Health Trends

CDC releases a new report on U.S. teen health rates Written by Karli Moats | Healthy-Mag.com  The CDC is smiling today as they review the statistics of teen health behavior in the United States. Many behavior rates are hitting an all time low based on results from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey which has been …

An Apple A Day May Not Keep the Doctor Away

As people eat more and more produce, they are also eating more and more of everything else—ultimately increasing the obesity epidemic Written by Karli Moats | Healthy-Mag.com  For years we have heard about the positives of fruit and vegetables.  “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” or the “one more a day pledge” where …