It’s no secret childhood obesity is a growing problem in this country. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the prevalence of obesity is nearly 14% among 2 to 5 year olds, 18% among 6 to 11 year olds and more than 20% in 12 to 19 year olds. Childhood obesity numbers continue […]
Following bariatric surgery in September, 16-year-old Riley Ickes has lost 63 pounds, is on steady progress to reach her post-surgery weight goal, and is enjoying life in ways she has not in years. “For one thing, I love shopping for clothes now,” Riley said. “But I am just going to the thrift store, because I […]
Children who enter kindergarten overweight are 4 times more likely than their average weight counterparts to be overweight or obese in the teen and adult years, according to a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Type 2 diabetes has long been associated with adults. In fact, it used to be called adult-onset diabetes. But today, type 2 diabetes is increasingly seen in children, due in large part, to the dramatic rise in childhood obesity.
Thanks to Kohl’s Cares®, Akron Children’s Hospital recently received a grant for $225,413 to continue fitness programming for children in the community.
More than 30 percent of children and teens in Ohio are overweight or obese and at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to the Ohio Department of Health.