Health News

What Difference Does School Lunch Make?
More and more research is pointing to children's access to food as a major influence on their nutrition and risk for obesity. School lunches are a big part of that access.
Teens Shed Extra Pounds with Extra Sleep
Most groggy teens drag themselves to school by 7:30 most morning. This is a familiar sight to both parents and teachers. Everyone knows that insufficient sleep is common for teens, but few understand that it can also be the source of weight issues.
How Often Should Your Kid Eat?
It would seem intuitive that the more often you eat, the more you eat. However, it doesn't always work out that way – children and teenagers included.
Somewhere, a TV Is On… So What?
Many studies have found links between screen time and obesity. But the key may not be related to just having the TV on. What if what matters is how much a kid actually pays attention?
Kids' Tummy Fat Makes for Weaker Bones
Being "big boned" as a kid is one thing. But having big bones doesn't mean the bones are strong and dense.
Obesity Prevention Starts in Babyhood
Childhood obesity continues to be a growing health issue in the US and across the world. Children's risk of becoming obese may start from their earliest days on earth.
Skim Milk May Not Do a Kid's Body Better
Doctors often recommend that preschoolers drink skim milk to reduce their overall calorie intake. But it turns out lower fat milk may not help reduce the risk of obesity.
Kids' Extra Calories Come From Sodas
Much debate has centered on how much soft drinks and other sugar-sweetened beverages might be contributing to obesity. Among children, the calories are adding up.
Breast is Best – but Not to Stop Obesity
When it comes to feeding your baby, it's hard to beat breast milk. A mother's milk provides a baby all the nutrients needed and is linked to various beneficial health outcomes later in life.
Exploring Parent Education to Reduce Obesity
Child obesity happens for many different reasons. These include TV time, diet, physical activity, genetics and other issues. Changing some of these may help reduce risk of obesity.