On Parenting: Childhood Obesity


Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/11/2012

Better school food = hungrier kids, happier nutritionists

New school food standards inspire grumbling among students, but experts and parents much happier.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childhood Obesity

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/25/2012

Childhood obesity becomes a military matter

Military leaders say the childhood obesity epidemic has severely damaged recruiting efforts

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childhood obesity

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/17/2012

Good news on childhood obesity treatment

New findings suggest a new, inexpensive kind of counseling could make an impact in the childhood obesity epidemic

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childhood Obesity

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 08/21/2012

Texas boy barred from youth football league because of size

Elijah Earnhardt, 12, has been barred from playing in a Pee Wee league because he exceeds the maximum weight.

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  02:00 PM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  childhood obesity

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 08/08/2012

Is the Nike Olympics ‘Greatness’ ad great?

A Nike ad running during the Olympics that features an obese boy has triggered a heated debate.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:19 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childhood obesity

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/06/2012

The anti-parenting-book parenting book

A new book on parenting suggests we let kids hit and swear and play; that we let them just be kids.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books, Childhood obesity

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/09/2012

Becoming the taxi parent

My self-image is as walker and transit user. Increasingly, though, I am finding myself becoming what my younger, more smug self thought impossible: a taxi parent.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childhood Obesity

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/25/2012

Sugar for breakfast? It’s what all the cool kids are eating.

Despite all the attention and research devoted to best practices in children’s health, some of the top foods companies make and market to children are still the least healthy.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childhood Obesity, Products

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/12/2012

A solution to childhood obesity: Home ec?

With increasing evidence that girls and boys are lacking some basic skills, some are calling for its return.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  childhood obesity, nutrition

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/07/2012

From NY to D.C. to Disney, three different attacks on childhood obesity

On Parenting | New laws, new expert recommendations and new self-imposed industry commitments have been rolled out to combat childhood obesity. But will any of them work?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childhood Obesity

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/31/2012

Teaching kids where food comes from

Andrea Northup, founder of the D.C. Farm to School Network, discusses how parents can help children better understand the origins of food and why this topic is so important.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childhood Obesity, Nutrition

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 05/08/2012

Bike to School Day: How a few D.C. schools will celebrate

Though it’s a one day push, organizers hope it will lead families to consider biking (or walking) to school every day.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:15 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childhood Obesity

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 05/04/2012

Fighting the childhood obesity epidemic: Are ‘food rules’ the solution?

On Parenting | Marlene Schwartz, a contributor to the film “The Weight of the Nation,” discusses which family choices can combat big forces at play in the obesity epidemic and our children’s less-than-healthy instincts.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:32 PM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childhood obesity

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 05/04/2012

‘The Weight of The Nation’ contributor on a parent’s role in fighting childhood obesity

Marlene Schwartz, one of the primary contributors of the new HBO documentery “The Weight of the Nation,” discusses what parents are up against when it comes to their child’s nutrition.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  11:07 AM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childhood Obesity

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Study of preschoolers finds need for more outdoor play

Jennifer LaRue Huget reports on a new study that found most young children’s parents don’t spend enough time outdoors with them.

By On Parenting  |  02:16 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childhood Obesity, Outdoor Activities, Childhood Development

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/05/2012

Advice from a former obese kid

A personal story on one man’s journey from sedentary kid to outdoor enthusiast and how his transformation was aided by gentle parental encouragement.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childhood Obesity

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/04/2012

Parents are the biggest obstacle to letting kids play, says study in Pediatrics

Day care providers said they felt pressure from parents to keep children from vigorous play that might lead to injury and also pressure to focus instead on academics.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childhood Obesity

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 01/03/2012

Strong4Life campaign: Shocking us into caring about childhood obesity

Videos and billboards showing obese children discussing how it feels to be fat are causing an outcry in Georgia.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:35 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  childhood obesity

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/28/2011

Top parenting stories of the year

A wholly personal list of stories about parenting from the past year that I consider my top 10. Let me know which ones I missed.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Top parenting stories of the year, Tiger Mom, Jerry Sandusky, kids and screen time, childhood obesity, adult children at home, Go the F to sleep, Tina Fey, Bossypants, fathers and stress, Leiby Kletzy, DC best city for families, over-parenting, bans on jids

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/29/2011

Ohio mom loses custody of obese son: Using government intervention for a childhood epidemic

A third grader in Ohio, who weighs more than 200 pounds, was removed from his mother’s custody because of what officials have deemed medical neglect. Is this fair?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  childhood obesity epidemic, obesity and custody