BOOK SALE: SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat

Children's Health, Nutritional Health, Obesity, Parenting
I'm having a sale that's designed to help your child and your family become more highly healthy. My book, SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat, has been drastically marked down at my online bookstore. You can read more about this amazing resource at SuperSizedKids.com. SuperSized Kids is a lifechanging book that helps fight the obesity epidemic with an 8-week program called, "The SuperFit Family Challenge" If there was a way to fix a problem that was destroying lives, draining family resources, and pushing America dangerously close to a total health care collapse, wouldn't you want to know about it? Well there is -- and it's easier than you may think! The SuperFit Family Challenge explains step-by-step how parent can work to avert the childhood obesity epidemic…
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Does increased activity mean higher GPA? The answer may surprise you!

Children's Health, Mental Health, Obesity, Parenting
Twenty minutes of daily vigorous physical activity among college students may lead them to have grade point averages about .4 higher, on a scale of 4.0, compared with students who do not exercise. That's a TEN PERCENT improvement! A study presented at the American College of Sport Medicine's annual meeting demonstrated the relationship and reinforced the notion that exercise reduces stress, improves performance and increases a sense of well-being. Here are the details from WebMD. Joshua Ode supervised the study at a university in the northern U.S., of students ages 18-22. Ode said, "If the students are improving in the classroom, it may create a better campus environment. You're creating more successful students, which is the goal of universities." Researchers studied 266 undergraduates and defined moderate activity as those exercises…
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PE classes unfortunately are NOT a priority, report says

Children's Health, Obesity, Parenting
Even as first lady Michelle Obama continues  her "Let's Move" and the NFL's "Play 60" campaigns to fight childhood obesity, many American schools still don't have adequate physical education for their students. That's according to a new report, by the American Heart Association and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education. The report,  "The 2010 Shape of the Nation Report: Status of Physical Education in the USA," found that although there have been some improvements in making PE a requirement in schools, more than half of all states (32) are taking advantage of loopholes that give students a chance to "skip" PE, with waivers and exemptions for other activities, such as band or cheerleading. "Physical education is more than just kicking a soccer ball around. It's learning about healthy…
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Program Teaches Parents How to Nurture Healthy Eaters

Children's Health, Nutritional Health, Obesity, Parenting
Early feeding practices can play critical role in kids' eating patterns, a press release from the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior suggests. Here are some details from a report in HealthDay News: Teaching first-time mothers to feed their infants "responsively" results in the babies being more likely to become healthy eaters, which reduces their risk of obesity. For the study, nurses visited first-time moms at home and taught them about timing and methods for introducing solid foods to infants, how to use repeated exposure to improve their infant's liking and acceptance of new foods such as vegetables, and how to recognize signs of infant hunger and fullness. Infants of mothers who participated in the year-long program were more likely to accept vegetables and new types of foods. "These results provide…
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