7 Ways To Help Your Family Stay Physically Active This Summer
While it’s much easier to encourage your kids to be physically active in the summer months, it can still be challenging. Hectic camp and work schedules, the heat, and video games can all play a role in a potentially sedentary summer lifestyle. Read 7 suggestions to get them moving this summer.
Using Prior Research to Help Kids Make Healthy Dietary Choices at School and Home
Our researchers visited school cafeterias to understand dietary choices at school. Here are 7 tips they've identified to help kids eat healthier.
8 Practical Ways to Start A Low Glycemic Diet for Kids
A clinical dietitian at Cincinnati Children's provides 8 easy ways your family can incorporate low glycemic foods into your diet to stay fuller longer.
4 Healthy Habits of Kids Who Eat Their Fruits and Veggies
A pediatrician noticed that the parents who have been successful at getting their kids to eat fruits and veggies have these four healthy habits in common:
‘A New Life’: Study Shows Long-Term Health Outcomes for Bariatric Surgery in Teens
A brief summary of and link to a story on NBCNews.com about a study on the long term effects of bariatric surgery for teens.
Does McDonald’s Have the Right Idea?
McDonald’s may have had the right idea in incentivizing children with toys to make certain food choices. Our team wondered if we could use a similar tactic but motivate kids
Know Your Child’s Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
Today is the American Diabetes Association’s Alert Day. It’s their official call for Americans to receive an assessment to see if they’re at-risk for developing type 2 diabetes. While the
Jacob’s Story: A Bariatric Surgery and Weight Loss Journey
Many teens struggle with severe obesity and the decision to have bariatric surgery. Watch this documentary about Jacob Miller and his weight loss journey.
Is it Okay to Give My Child Juice?
In my opinion, the best approach is to not offer juice – or any sugary drink for that matter – to your children. There is a huge correlation between weight
Texas Girl With Rare Weight Disorder Surpassing Doctors’ Health Expectations
Alexis Shapiro, a Cibolo, Texas, pre-teen who had a gastric sleeve procedure at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to correct a rare weight disorder, is doing even better than doctors
Less Sleep for Little Kids Linked to More Belly Fat Later On
Researchers in Boston studied sleep deprivation in children and its potential correlation with more belly fat later in life, and they found that getting less-than-recommended amounts of sleep was associated
The Immediate Impact of the Sleeve Gastrectomy Procedure
As many of you were watching the details of Alexis Shapiro’s surgery unfold on Twitter (#HyObesity) last Friday, you might have been wondering about the benefits of the sleeve gastrectomy
Testing Recommended: High Cholesterol Can Occur in Childhood
High cholesterol isn’t a problem limited to adulthood. In fact, it’s becoming more common in children. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that among youths aged 12-19 years,
Strangers Donate $50K for Obese Girl’s Bypass Surgery
A 12-year-old Texas girl who became morbidly obese after a rare illness triggered by brain surgery could get a potentially life-saving operation by February, thanks to a flood of donations
Weight Loss Surgery for Severely Obese Teens
Thomas Inge, MD, PhD, has been in the spotlight at the meeting of the American Society for Nutrition. Dr. Inge, who heads the Surgical Weight Loss Program for Teens at
New Study Paints Grim Health Picture for Obese Teens
Severely obese teens are at increased risk for a host of serious health problems as adults, including asthma, kidney disease and sleep disorders, according to a new study led by
No Major Complications in Most Teens Undergoing Weight-Loss Surgery
Most severely obese teenagers who underwent bariatric weight-loss surgery experienced no major short-term complications, according to a study led by Cincinnati Children’s. Among a sample of teens who received gastric
U.S. Girls Keep Hitting Puberty Earlier
Childhood obesity appears to be playing a major role in the earlier onset of puberty in girls. And it’s a phenomenon that is affecting white girls much sooner than previously reported, according
All snacks are not created equal
I realized the need for a research study as I was picking up my youngest daughter from child care. She was three years old at the time, and like many her