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New research shows black American children at HIGHEST risk of being overweight

http://earthsky.org/science-wire/how-many-calories-does-it-take-to-reach-childhood-obesity-prevention-goals In particular, children and teens who currently have higher obesity rates would require larger energy gap reductions [more dietary restriction and more exercise] to reach the obesity rate goal. For instance, based on their current obesity rates, white youths would need a 46-calorie reduction...

Time to Unplug the TV!

Hide the remote! Get moving. Full Endorsement here!! Kids Eat Right – Time to Unplug!. One study found that children who spent more than eight hours watching TV each week at age 3 were more likely to be obese at age 7. Having a TV in their bedroom ups their chances of being overweight even more, […]

Active Video Games Don’t Mean Exercise

Sure the Wii is better than NOTHING, but its not exercise…. Active Video Games Don’t Mean Kids Exercise More. A study conducted by Dr. Tom Baranowski and his colleagues shows disappointing results from active video game use. Reported on February 27, 2012 in the American Academy of Paediatrics Journal:  …kids who were given so-called active video games to play on […]