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.
Helping Your Overweight Child to Lose Weight
Bad eating habits and not enough exercise are reasons kids become overweight. Learn how to prevent obesity and help your child get to a healthy weight.
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.
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.
5 Simple, Fun Ideas for Family Fitness
It's time for exercise! Make yours an active family with these fun activities to keep everyone fit.
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.
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.
Weight Loss for Kids
Help your child reach a healthy weight the safe way. Learn the goals and strategies that’s right for every age.
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.
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.
Fast Food and Your Child's Weight
How can you win the battle against fast food? Ask childhood obesity expert Dr. David Ludwig.
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.
Childhood Obesity Tsunami
Find out why child obesity expert Dr. David Ludwig says childhood obesity is a tsunami that will soon overpower America.
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Know How to Make a Resolution and Keep It?
Lose weight. Exercise more. Take this quiz and see the secrets to success for keeping your New Year's resolutions and reaching family health goals.
Fat Facts Quiz
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.