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childhood obesity

Some children depend on hot meal programs at school. Our nutrition experts share advice for healthy options.

By Jane Murcia • July 31, 2020

Ensure physical education does not fall off the radar while schooling at home.

By uclahealth • July 29, 2020
When most people think of fat, they think of what medical experts refer to as white fat, or the fat [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • October 2, 2018
Dear Doctor: My son is obsessed with electronic gaming. He spends hours a day doing this. Is this unhealthy? Dear Reader: I have a teenage son as well, so this is a question with which both you and I struggle. When [...]
By Ask the Doctors • April 5, 2018
Getting fit just got easier at a dozen Los Angeles-area middle and high schools. The
By Amy Albin • May 23, 2017
Does your child snore loudly and frequently, sleep in unusual positions and have problems paying attention in school? If so, you may want to talk to your pediatrician about sleep apnea. This condition is caused by a partial or complete obstruction of the upper airway that briefly stops breathing [...]
By uclahealth • May 13, 2017
If you are concerned about your child’s weight, you’re not alone. Childhood obesity has risen dramatically in the last three decades, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). By 2014, about 17 percent of children and adolescents – 12.7 million – were overweight or obese. [...]
By uclahealth • January 20, 2017
Pokémon Go is getting many kids off the couch this summer, but the online game is far from the only option for physical activity. Here are some ideas from P.E. teachers affiliated with the UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind program, an organization dedicated to fighting childhood [...]
By Amy Albin • July 29, 2016