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 →
A new study has found that talking to overweight kids about dieting and their weight made matters worse. That's right - WORSE. These kids were more likely to binge eat and use unhealthy dietary practices to try to lose weight. Time and time again we have found that kids who use unhealthy dietary practices not... Continue Reading →
This article is nothing short of amazing. Please take the time to read it - This Trendy "Strong is the New Skinny" Thing (and what it could mean for the next generation of girls).
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 →