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.
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 Your Overweight Child to Lose Weight
WebMD offers suggestions to parents for helping their overweight children lose or maintain their weight.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Supersized Kids, Diminishing Health
In a Bit More Than a Decade, the Number of Overweight Children Has Doubled in Many Racial Groups
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.
Your Role in Your Child's Weight Loss -
Can your child lose weight if you don't? Ask childhood obesity expert Dr. David Ludwig.
Child Obesity Causes & Treatments
What’s the secret to controlling your child’s weight? The answer may surprise you.
Helping Your Child Exercise
How can you help your child exercise when you don't? Ask childhood obesity expert Dr. David Ludwig.
Stop Childhood Obesity
Can childhood obesity be stopped? Yes, says child obesity expert Dr. David Ludwig.
Slideshows & Images
Parent Quiz: 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.
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.
Fat Facts Quiz: Test Your Knowledge
Test your diet IQ with this quiz about different types of fat and fats.