Childhood Obesity May Up Risk Of Hip Disease in Teenage: What To Eat And Avoid In Obesity

NDTV – Staff Writer

Children who are obese are more likely to develop a debilitating hip disease — Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE) — during their adolescence warns a study published in the journal Pediatrics. SCFE is a condition that occurs mainly among teenagers, affecting 1 in 2,000 children. It deforms hip and sometimes completely collapses, causing pain and life-long disability. (more)

When fathers exercise, children are healthier, even as adults

Science Daily – Staff Writer

Most parents know that the diet and exercise habits of a pregnant woman impacts the health of her baby, but little is known about how a father’s health choices are passed to his children. A new study finds that lifestyle practices of fathers prior to conception may have a major impact on the lifelong health of their children. (more)

Food waste: 5 tips for children and families to reduce food waste

The Asbury Park Press – Kelly-Jane Cotter

Americans waste a lot of food. Consumers waste 21 percent of the available food supply and retailers waste another 10 percent, according to a 2014 study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The total value of this waste was $161.1 billion in 2010. But more than money is wasted. Land, water, energy, labor and chemicals for fertilizers and pesticides all go to waste when food is not eaten. (more)

Parents ‘fear screen time fuels children’s inactive lifestyle’

AOL UK – Staff Writer

More than half of parents believe their children spend too much time sitting down because they are on devices like mobile phones or games consoles, a survey has suggested. Internet Matters, a non-profit organisation which helps families stay safe online, conducted a study ahead of the autumn half-term break. (more)

Seven sneaky ways to add fruit and veg to your kids’ meals

North Coast Courier – Staff Writer

It’s recommended that children (and adults) eat at least five portions of different vegetables and/or fruits a day. But most parents can agree that this is sometimes a difficult task to achieve. In light of National Obesity Week, Leanne Kiezer, a registered dietitian at Pick n Pay, has provided seven creative ways for parents to sneak extra veggies and fruits into their child’s meals and snacks: (more)

Try small ‘Bites’ to get kids to exercise

Medical X-Press – Len Canter

Couch potato kids are a real concern. The College of New Jersey exercise science professor Avery Faigenbaum defined the term exercise-deficit disorder—or EDD—to draw attention to our children’s shortfall when it comes to meeting moderate-to-vigorous physical activity recommendations of at least 60 minutes a day. (more)

Getting Teens To Exercise: What Deters Them & How Parents Can Directly Help

Psych Central – Michelle Maidenberg, Ph.D.

With their rigorous schedules, teens experience sleep deprivation and rarely if ever get the eight to ten hours recommended by the National Sleep Foundation. They are also prone to gain weight due to the sleep deprivation, a surge in hormones and an increase in cortisol due to stress, making it more difficult for them to control urges and overeating. (more)

How communities can help lower kids’ obesity risk

Futurity – Brendan Lynch-Ku

Genetics, eating, and exercise all play a role in a child’s weight—but how a community’s programs and policies address childhood obesity should be considered as well, a new study reports. (more)