Obesity in Children Directory
Up to 20% of children in the U.S. are obese. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of childhood obesity, diagnosis of childhood overweight and obesity, treatment of childhood obesity, and much more.
Obesity in Children
Is your child overweight? Learn more from WebMD about the causes and risks of obesity, and what you can do to help.
Ways to Keep Kids at a Healthy Weight
Adopting healthy diet, exercise, and sleep habits for the whole family is key to healthy weight and healthy kids.
BMI for Kids: What Every Parent Should Know
Your child's BMI can clue you in to a weight problem - and help you make lifestyle changes that will keep your family healthier.
Helping the Overweight Child-Helping your child with social and emotional concerns
It doesn't take long for children to figure out that our culture and their peers idealize thinness. As a result,surprising numbers of school-aged children and teens are unhappy with their bodies. This includes many who are not even at risk of being overweight. 2 Children who are overweight are especially at risk of being teased and feeling alone. This can cause low self-esteem and ...
Safe Weight Loss for Overweight Kids
Dieting isn’t the answer when it comes to weight loss for kids. Learn to avoid crash diets and unhealthy habits when your doctor suggests safe weight loss.
Build a Better Body Image for Your Child
What you say and do matters. Here are four ways to help your kids feel good about their bodies.
Can Toddlers Be Overweight?
Worried about your toddler’s weight? Child obesity and weight gain in children is something to talk about now with your pediatrician.
Keeping a Kid’s Weight in Perspective
Concerned about your kid’s weight? Here’s how to keep your perspective while encouraging better health and self-esteem for your child.
Managing Your Child's Weight
Need advice on how to help your child manage his or her weight? Ask child obesity expert, Dr. David Ludwig.
Helping Your Child Exercise
How can you help your child exercise when you don't? Ask childhood obesity expert Dr. David Ludwig.
Home Cooked Meals and Childhood Weight Loss
Why are home-cooked meals so important to regulating your child's weight? Ask childhood obesity expert, Dr. David Ludwig.
Family Mealtime and Childhood Weight Control
How does sitting down to dinner as a family help your child lose weight? Ask childhood obesity expert Dr. David Ludwig.
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Fat Facts Quiz: Test Your Knowledge
Test your diet IQ with this quiz about different types of fat and fats.
Sugars & Sweeteners Quiz: Test Your Sugar Smarts
Test your sugar IQ to see how much you know about the different types of sugar and sweeteners.