According to a new CDC study, up to one-third of children in the United States eat fast food every day – receiving 12 percent of their caloric intake from the drive-through. That’s the equivalent of a child eating a small McDonald’s hamburger for lunch seven days a week.
To help better understand the cause of the growing obesity epidemic, Alison Pittman, M.S.N., RN, CPN, assistant professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Nursing, shares a few lifestyle-based solutions that can have an impact well past childhood.
The prevalence of type 2 diabetes among children and adolescents in the U.S. has increased rapidly in the last two decades and is a growing problem. Here are 5 changes families can make to help prevent their children from developing type 2 diabetes.
The effectiveness of community information sessions between researchers and local lawmakers to affect policy development related to childhood obesity was the focus of a recent study by a researcher at the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) School of Rural Public Health.
Joseph R. Sharkey, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., professor and founding director of the Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health, will serve on an expert working group for the Colorado Health Foundation on March 5-7 in Denver.
The TAMHSC-College of Nursing recently received a community grant from the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation to study the childhood obesity epidemic throughout the Brazos Valley. Alison Pittman, M.S.N., RN, CPN, assistant professor at the TAMHSC-College of Nursing, is principal investigator of the one-year grant.