Teens and Weight Loss Surgery...hmmm
Have you heard about the newly opened Center for Adolescent Bariatric Surgery with the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian? I just read about it today in a release on a service I get called Newswise. At this center teens hav...
Down and Out: Isn't Flu Season Over?
My apologies for being MIA this week. I have been laid up with a flu that knocked me for a loop. I am still home sick in bed but finally had enough energy today to get online and at least say hi, and let you I'll be back up and running soon. I wil...
More TV and Fewer Family Meals Linked to Childhood Weight Gain
Here's more evidence linking TV viewing and family meals to childhood overweight.In the January issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association researchers surveyed a national sample of 8000 kids from kindergarten through third grade to ...
Watch HealthZone Sept 14 for the College Show
As promised I said I would let you know when the program I taped for Adelpia's HealthZone with Amy Hendel would air highlighting how to avoid gaining the college 'Freshman 15'. The next airdate is September 14th at 3:30pm. If you're in Southern C...
Thank You Down With the Kids for Carnival of Family Life
Thank you Down With the Kids for this week's Carnival of Family Life featuring Andrea's post "New Slightly Revamped Recs to Fight Child and Youth Obesity". The Carnival of Family Life is a weekly collection of parenting related posts.
More Newsbites 7-14 volume 2 - Fat Tax, Obese Kids Suffer
Here is your next installment of the week's foodie news:British researchers urge the government to impose a tax on high fat foods - They claim such a tax will prevent 3000 cardiovascular deaths a year. Their findings are modeled after the resultan...
This Weeks' Best of Health Matters
The Health Matters HealthBlog Network consists of a dozen independent and unfiltered medical professionals blogging about the topics that matter to you. Each week, Healthline's Editors select the three top posts from the network to share with all ...
Recipe of the Week: Inside Out Taco
Don't ask me why this is called Inside Out Taco but that's what my husband, Jim, said it reminded him of the first time I made it. I guess cuz it has corn, I don't know, but it stuck. I apologize for skipping the recipe last week.. I just got so ...
Marketing Food to Our Kids Online?
Parents and caregivers beware! Is online food marketing directed at your kids a concern for you? Have you ever given it much thought? Does that term even make sense? We seem to worry so much about all the junk food advertising our kids see on tele...
Turn Off the TV
Back in September in my post How Well are We Fighting Childhood Obesity? I wrote about the Institute of Medicine's report on the obesity status and I listed several tips they issued to fight this epidemic. One of them was to limit children's tele...