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Our children need us to be the change

Today is a hot button issue - Childhood Obesity. It breaks my heart to see the childhood obesity rates continue to rise. As I’ve mentioned before, I am an advocate for health at every size and that obesity itself isn’t always an issue. Obesity is multifactorial and there is always a wide range of weights... Continue Reading →

C-Sections and Future Obesity Risk

A new study published last week found some interesting results - children born via c-section are 26% more likely to be overweight and 22% more likely to be obese.  Numerous media outlets reported on the story (here, here, and here). This is not a cause and effect relationship, so if you had a c-section PLEASE don't worry... Continue Reading →

Exercise AND Obesity on the Rise

A new public health report  found that exercise rates in the US are up - yeah!!! They also found that obesity rates are continuing to rise. You can read about it all over popular media (here and here are good ones).  What does this mean? The data are from 2001-2011, so this before the effectiveness of more recent... Continue Reading →

Food Restriction is Not the Solution

A recent study showed that parents of overweight/obese kids were more likely to restrict food while parents of normal weight kids were more likely to be in the "clean plate club." While I personally don't agree with either, this is a very useful insight - while the parents of heavy children have good intentions, there... Continue Reading →

Over the past 60 years men have begun working less labor-intensive jobs and women started working outside of the home. The result? Well, one is bigger waistlines. This study by the Arnold School of Public Health in South Carolina found that women are doing significantly less housework than in the past and argues this is... Continue Reading →

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