In the US over 18% of children aged 6 to 11 years old are obese. For little ones, aged 2 to 5, almost 14% are obese. We are not talking about a chubby child. Obesity at this early age means significant weight gain for their age. Portion distortion is a contributing factor. Obesity is measured … Read More

Kindergarteners and first-graders who watched as little as one hour of TV a day were more likely to be overweight. A study of over 11,100 kindergarteners showed that most kids averaged 3.3 hours of TV a day. Think about that. This is the average, meaning 50% of the children watched more than 3 hours of TV … Read More

Is it TV or the food commercials on TV that’s behind the alarming rate of childhood obesity in the U.S.? The debate has been going on since the 1970’s. TV watching by its very nature is inactivity. Some research has even suggested that children who watch a great deal of TV fall into a trance-like … Read More