Fatherless and fat
Children from one-parent families have higher odds of obesity than children from two-parent families.
How to slim down super-sized kids
Restore the traditional family and its mealtimes.
How family meals deter obesity
Research shows that more family meals are linked to less obesity.
Loneliness is bad for your health
Chronic loneliness is more damaging to health than obesity.
The untold story behind child obesity
It's uncomfortable to admit, but childhood obesity often starts with family life patterns.
Family breakdown linked to obesity
Kids from one-parent families are at greater risk of obesity and early onset puberty.
Daycare linked to overweight kids in Canadian study
A study from the University of Montreal reveals that school-age children are 50 percent more likely to be overweight if they were in daycare between the ages of 18 months and four years.
Electronics in the bedroom add pounds to kids waists
"If you want your kids to sleep better and live a healthier lifestyle, get the technology out of the bedroom," says Canadian public health professor Paul Veugelers.
It’s so cool to drink water
The war on fat is becoming a war on sugar, but what does it take to get people off fizzy drinks and juices that are loaded with the sweet stuff?
Obesity researchers find teens “frustrating”. How surprising.
An intensive obesity-prevention program for Australian girls didn't lead to any improvements in their diet, physical activity or body weight a year later.
Early puberty—or is it?
Is puberty before the age of 10 a “new normal” for girls? asks a long article in the New York Times magazine.
Will Big Government save us from Big Appetites?
The Obama Administration has gone nuts. Literally. The czars fiddle with peanut vending machines while Washington burns ever deeper into multi-trillion dollar debt. But oh, it’s for the children.
Is allowing too many Twinkies child abuse?
Should parents of morbidly obese children lose custody of their children? Yes, argue some medical experts. They recommend that in some extreme cases, foster care is the most ethical path to take.
Child obesity: Tater Tots are not the problem
I have just taken another look at the Obama's Christmas present to the nation -- the nutrition bill and I do not find it to my taste.
Is suing McDonald’s a good parenting strategy?
It's the unhappy battle over the McDonald’s Happy Meal, which Monet
Parham, mother of two and a health educator, says she just can't win.
Three home routines reduced obesity
With Michelle Obama heading up a new anti-obesity programme in the United States studies analysing the problem of childhood obesity are coming thick and fast.
Eat fast, grow fat
Fast food, as we all know, tends to make you fat. But even slow food
cooked lovingly at home and eaten at the table could do the same if you
ate it too fast.
Family Edge looks at news and trends affecting the family in the light of human dignity. Our focus is the inspiring, creative, humorous, annoying, ridiculous, and dangerous ideas in the evening news. Send tips and brainwaves to the editor, Tamara Rajakariar, at tamara.rajakariar@ mercatornet.com