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How the brain reacts to food may be linked to overeating

Original source: https://news.psu.edu/story/527885/2018/07/19/research/food-thought-how-brain-reacts-food-may-be-linked-overeating?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_term=528819_HTML&utm_content=07-20-2018-01-28&utm_campaign=Penn%20State%20Today By Katie Bohn The reason why some people find it so hard to resist finishing an entire bag of chips or bowl of candy may lie with how their brain responds to food rewards, leaving them more vulnerable to overeating. In a study with children, researchers found that when certain regions of the […]

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Parents’ behavior during playtime may affect toddler’s weight later on

Original source: https://news.psu.edu/story/532459/2018/08/21/research/parents%E2%80%99-behavior-during-playtime-may-affect-toddler%E2%80%99s-weight-later?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_term=533164_HTML&utm_content=08-23-2018-21-30&utm_campaign=Penn%20State%20Today By Katie Bohn Parents who positively engage with their children during play time — and gently steer them to clean up afterward — may help toddlers with low-self regulation have lower body mass indexes (BMIs) later on as preschoolers. In a study, researchers found that toddlers who had poor self-regulation skills — the […]

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Responsive parenting intervention results in lower BMIs through age 3

Original source: https://news.psu.edu/story/529466/2018/08/07/research/responsive-parenting-intervention-results-lower-bmis-through-age-3?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_term=532351_HTML&utm_content=08-20-2018-21-14&utm_campaign=Penn%20State%20Today By Katie Bohn An intervention designed to promote healthy growth, which taught first-time moms how to respond with age-appropriate responses to their babies’ needs, resulted in children having lower body mass indexes (BMIs) when they were 3 years old. The intervention, which began shortly after the babies’ birth, taught moms various strategies for […]

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Small changes can go far in preventing childhood obesity

Original source: https://news.psu.edu/story/529180/2018/07/25/medical-minute-small-changes-can-go-far-preventing-childhood-obesity?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_term=529223_HTML&utm_content=07-26-2018-07-35&utm_campaign=hershey%20newswire In the United States, the percentage of children and adolescents with obesity has more than tripled since 1970. Today, approximately one in five school-aged children (ages 6 to 19) is obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—and that figure doesn’t include children who are considered merely overweight and not obese. […]

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Kephart invited to join Governor’s Advisory Board on Health

Governor Wolf, Secretary Dallas from the Department of Human Services and Secretary Murphy from the Department of Health have invited Donna Kephart, Director of Outreach, to join the Governor’s Advisory Board on Health. The advisory board meets with the governor quarterly to discuss healthcare related issues. This gives the Center a unique opportunity to provide […]

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New obesity weapon: kids teaching kids

When older kids teach younger children about nutrition and the benefits of exercise, the little ones seem to lose weight and gain knowledge about healthy living, Canadian researchers report. Such a program—called Healthy Buddies—was tested in Manitoba elementary schools. It helped heavy kids lose an average of half an inch off their waist and increased […]

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Five regular meals a day reduce obesity risk among adolescents

Oct. 3, 2013, Science News A regular eating pattern may protect adolescents from obesity, according to a Finnish population-based study with more than 4,000 participants. When eating five meals — breakfast, lunch, dinner, and two snacks — a day, even those with a genetic predisposition to obesity had no higher body mass index (BMI) than […]

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Kohl’s, Penn State Hershey Team Up to Help Fight Childhood Obesity

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Kohl’s grants $153,285 toward prevention and awareness initiatives The Kohl’s Healthy Champions program at Penn State Hershey PRO Wellness Center kicked off its 2013/2014 nutrition and physical activity awareness campaign on Aug. 8, 2013 at the Farmers Market in Hershey. To help fuel the effort, Kohl’s Department Stores presented the Children’s Hospital with a check […]

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Longer Gym Class Periods Reduce Childhood Obesity

Article from Medical Daily Requiring more time in physical education in schools is a good way to fight the childhood obesity epidemic, says a new study. More time in gym class actually does reduce the likelihood that young children will become obese, according to a new study published in the Journal of Health Economics. The […]

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