Taking a bite out of food ads targeted at kids

2019-03-23 13:30

The vast majority of food ads seen during children's programming are still for products high in fat, salt and sugar.

WATCH: A new exercise guideline says we should get kids moving at age 3

2018-12-04 20:18

A new exercise guideline says we should get kids moving at age 3 but we think that's much too late. Kids are singing Baby Shark at 1 years old. Why not get them to dance along too?

This is the secret to getting children to eat healthy

2017-08-28 13:58

Children are often drawn to unhealthy treats, but there are ways to help them make healthier snack choices at school, research suggests.

3 ways to get young couch potatoes away from the screen

2017-07-14 09:22

Are your children glued to their electronic devices? It might be time to start making some rules.

Antibiotics raise risk of childhood obesity

2014-09-30 11:03

The risk of obesity rises if antibiotics are given to children before the age of two, a new study finds.

Cultural practices may cause weight gain in babies

2014-03-19 14:45

Cultural differences in childcare can influence childhood obesity, but everyone should do their best to prevent this early in life.

Early weight gain can lead to heart risks

2013-12-23 15:41

Early childhood weight gain is likely to pose negative health effects later.

Childhood stress linked to overweight

2013-11-14 11:01

Stress in childhood has been associated with a greater risk of becoming overweight, although the link isn't always consistent from study to study.

'Fat letters' – latest in US war on obesity

2013-08-22 10:06

In some districts in the US, parents of schoolchildren are being notified about their kids' weight problems in an attempt to combat childhood obesity.

Excess calories in overweight kids underestimated

2013-07-31 15:40

Study finds overweight children consume far more calories than previously thought.


Obesity may harm kids' academic performance and coping skills

2019-02-25 14:36

A study has shown that children who struggle with obesity do not flourish to the same degree as their 'normal-weight' peers.

Kids whose mothers do these 5 things are 75% less likely to be obese

2018-07-08 13:18

The best thing mothers can do to ensure their kids avoid developing obesity may be to take care of themselves.

4 things parents can do to help protect their kids' kidneys

2017-08-11 15:28

Chronic kidney disease in children is a rising problem. A Stellenbosch University child health specialist explains what parents can do to help stem the tide.

Day care doesn't make kids gain weight

2016-10-12 09:46

A great concern is that when you take control out of parents' hands about what children are eating or doing during the day, they might end up being overweight.

Obesity most contagious among siblings

2014-07-09 11:54

According to new research an obese older sibling may raise the risk more than fivefold for a younger child.

How to trick kids into eating more vegetables

2014-02-07 14:52

The strategy of pairing something new with something a person already likes is known as associative conditioning and could be helpful in encouraging kids to eat more fruit and vegetables.

Smaller bowls may keep kids from overeating

2013-11-26 11:35

A study suggests that having youngsters use smaller bowls may be one way to help reduce childhood obesity.

More sleep may help kids to eat less

2013-11-04 10:10

A study conducted in Pennsylvania shows that obese children may not getting enough sleep, which could increase calorie intake.

Sugary drinks make preschoolers obese

2013-08-06 10:03

Preschool children who regularly indulge in sugary drinks tend to gain more weight than their peers, a study suggests.


Shocking facts on fat kids

2013-06-20 13:02
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One in every three kids is overweight or obese. These US childhood obesity stats, courtesy of Eating Disorder Pro, are very similar to what we find in South Africa. Have a look.

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