Many overweight and obese kids think they’re at a healthy weight

Aug. 18, 2014—When overweight kids check themselves out in the mirror, what do they see? A significant percentage of them believe they’re seeing a person of healthy weight, according to an analysis published in a National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Data Brief. But unlike the distortion in a carnival fun-house mirror, real-world body-size misperception Read more about Many overweight and obese kids think they’re at a healthy weight[…]

Obesity in teens: Learning about nutrition, benefits of exercise not enough

When students are taught effective ways to control their emotions, solve problems and set goals, they’re more likely to be physically and mentally healthier than students who aren’t given those tools. Those findings are included in a study published online in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The study compared two 15-week high school health Read more about Obesity in teens: Learning about nutrition, benefits of exercise not enough[…]