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The Massachusetts Department of Public Health Sends Parents “Fat Letters”

A letter comes in from your child's school. You're thinking, "Tardy? Misbehaving? Poor Grades? How about, your child is obese! Quite frankly, we as parents just cannot know everything that's going on with our kids. Sometimes it takes an outsider to point things out to us. We all love our children very much and we want nothing but the best for them, including their health. It appears that this is what they hope to accomplish.

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Is Your Baby Overweight? New Study Says Most Moms Can’t Tell

Many parents believe that a chubby baby is a healthy baby, but this may not necessarily be the case.

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Brooklyn Parents Want to Ban the Ice Cream Man

Residents of the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY know that spring is around the corner when ice cream carts start popping up in the area’s Prospect Park.

But according to a number of Park Slope parents, this time-honored tradition is causing them a special kind of ice cream headache. 

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Topic Friday- Should Thin Kids Get Better Grades?

A nutritionist and author in France is suggesting a radical approach to getting kids to lose weight. He wants to give them extra credit at school. Is this right?

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Hey Moms, It Could Be Your Fault Your Kid Is Overweight

Childhood obesity is soaring. In fact, about a third of US children are currently overweight or obese — and a new study may reveal one big cause.

Researchers found toddlers who have a poor relationship with their moms could be twice as likely to be obese by the time they turn 15, possibly because they tend to turn to food as a substitute for motherly comfort.

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Fitness Matters More Than Fatness To Many

While war is being waged on childhood obesity, many have been preaching diets, exercise, fitness training and etc. However some feel that doesn’t matter as much. According to a new study, fitness matters more than fatness. You can be big, but consider fit.

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New Study Suggest Pediatricians Are Ignoring Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity is a rising concern here in America. Over the past year, parents have been educated even more, and they are supposed to be teaching their children well. But apparently parents aren’t getting the right education in the first place.

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Should We Be Concerned About Obesity in Kindergarteners? — Health Check

We never used to think of chubby kids as being anything other than adorable, but researchers are now more concerned about children’s eating habits now that more Americans are being considered obese.

According to a new study, 40 percent of American children enter kindergarten with a body mass index (BMI) greater than the 75 percentile. Anything over the 85th percentile is considered “overweight,” and over the 95th percentile is “obese.”

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