Season of Challenge


The winter holidays would be incomplete without advice on how to survive them.

All Hail the Lord of Misrule


From now until after New Year, it’s fully authorized and officially sanctioned binge time, and rather than one Lord of Misrule, we have thousands.

Remodeling Halloween


What can we do to make Halloween candy collection less important? One option is to shift the emphasis to creativity and participation.

Halloween — a Paradigm Shift


Here’s a quick rundown of the insidious ways Halloween could do harm, along with some suggestions for “best practices.”

That Month Comes Around Again


Why is Childhood Obesity News not making a bigger deal out of National Child Obesity Awareness Month? Well, around here, that’s every month.

Many Aspects of Bariatric Surgery for Teens


Over the past few years, the idea of performing irreversible, life-altering surgery on young people has become normalized.

Fat Acceptance Roundup, Revisited


Today’s Childhood Obesity News post adds to the collection with an overview of our other reports about various aspects of fat acceptance.

Advertising Roundup


There is so much to say about television advertising and children, we made a five-part series exploring the ugliness.

Let’s Get Morbid About Childhood Obesity


Childhood Obesity News rounds up the posts that deal with morbid obesity in children and adults, its causes and treatment possibilities.

The Great Fat Acceptance Roundup


Fat rejection is out of the question, but if the alternative is to buy into fat acceptance — is that also unhealthy?

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