Everything You Know About Obesity Awareness Is Wrong


A University of Liverpool study found that when people are aware of being overweight they’re more likely to gain weight. Is ignorance bliss?

Too Much Awareness?


Is there such a thing as too much awareness? One study showed that people who perceive themselves to be overweight are at greater risk for weight gain.

Childhood Obesity Awareness in New Jersey and Beyond


In New Jersey, nearly one child in four is overweight or obese. The local YMCA’s Healthy U program offers parents anti-obesity guidelines.

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month Is In Session


September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Let’s look at the childhood obesity prevention suggestions found at HealthFinder.gov.

The Tribal Urge to Belong


Could it be that more obese people experience a higher quality of life because they come closer every day to being a part of the majority?

Are Obese Kids Miserable? Maybe.


One of the big mysteries of obesity is whether the children and teenagers are happy or not, and how obesity affects their quality of life.

Are Obese Kids Miserable? No.


There are so many ways for obesity to negatively impact a young life, it seems unlikely that anyone could remain emotionally unaffected.

Are Obese Kids Miserable? Yes.


It is easy to see why kids don’t want to talk about their experience of being overweight or obese, because, really, who does?

Ambivalently Formerly Fat


April Herndon, a proponent of the “Health at Every Size” philosophy, lost 100 pounds and had to deal with some negative feedback and difficult consequences.

Obesity Villain Suspect — BPA


Studies show that Bisphenol A (BPA) is an endocrine disruptor and contributes to the childhood obesity epidemic.

Childhood Obesity News | OVERWEIGHT: What Kids Say | Dr. Robert A. Pretlow
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