Healthy DevelopmentInfo Center

Child Development and Behavior Connected
Young children who have delays in learning and development might face multiple obstacles as they grow, including behavior difficulties.
Music Training May Boost Brain Function
Many parents cringe when their children first take up the trombone and practice in the house. But band class could be boosting their kids' brain function.
World Breastfeeding Week Promotes Nursing
Breastfeeding can offer a number of benefits to mother and child, such as a reduced risk of diabetes and asthma. The World Health Organization (WHO) tries to promote those benefits each year with World Breastfeeding Week.
Most Kids Eat Fruits and Vegetables Every Day
Many parents may face the age-old struggle of convincing their kids to eat fruits and vegetables. But a new study suggests kids are more willing to eat these foods than parents might think.
Family History of Cerebral Palsy May Increase Risk in Children
Cerebral palsy is the most common cause of physical disability among children. Past studies have uncovered various risk factors for the condition, and new research suggests family may play a role in a child's risk for cerebral palsy.
Kids, Sexting and Sex
With new technology, there often comes new challenges, and the case is no different for cell phone texting. One challenge is addressing "sexting" among children and teens.
Obesity's Role in Newborn Fat Mass
Parents play a crucial part in keeping their children healthy. For mothers, that influence starts when their baby is in the womb.
FDA and EPA Update Advice on Eating Fish
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today updated advice for pregnant women and young children about eating fish.
Kids Less Fussy About Veggies if Introduced Early
Parents often have a hard time getting young children to eat vegetables. New research says that timing and repetition may be key to getting kids to eat their veggies.
Vitamin C Eased the Wheeze of Pregnant Smokers' Babies
What's good for moms-to-be tends to be good for their unborn children. What's not good for mom, like smoking tobacco, also tends not to be good for babies. There may be an easy way to undo some of the damage.