Overweight and Obesity

How Sleep Habits Affect Healthy Weight

Scientists aren't sure why, but too little sleep is linked with both packing on extra pounds and developing Type 2 diabetes.

Carrying too much body fat has harmful effects on your health. Learn how the appropriate approach to weight loss and lifestyle changes can give you long-term success.

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  • Overweight and Obesity

    Time to Unplug!

    Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, FAND

    Ungluing your kids from the TV set and other screens may help prevent and treat weight problems. Read More

  • Overweight and Obesity

    The Hungry and Overweight Paradox

    The reality is that hunger and being overweight are linked and it affects millions of children and adults. This paradox of food insecurity threatens the health of our nation's children. Read More

  • Overweight and Obesity

    Can Your Overweight Child Develop Asthma?

    Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, FAND

    A recent study suggests there may be a link to asthma in children who are overweight or obese, especially if there is excess body fat around the abdomen. Read More

  • Diabetes

    Understanding Diabetes

    Sharon Denny, MS, RDN

    Diabetes is a condition that affects how your body uses energy in the form of glucose from food. Diabetes cannot be cured but it can be successfully treated. Read More