Childhood Obesity

Though many students may be loading up fruits and veggies on their lunch trays, a lot of those aren't actually being eaten. (File photo. PAUL J.RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Many Students Throwing Out Fruits, Vegetables From School Lunches

Though many students may be loading up fruits and veggies on their lunch trays, a lot of those aren’t actually being eaten.

08/26/2015

Some companies advertising unhealthy products like fast food, candy, sugary drinks, and snack brands disproportionately target young black and Hispanic consumers, according to a new report. (File photo. Credit: iStock.)

Report: Unhealthy Food Ads Target Young Blacks, Hispanics

Some companies advertising unhealthy products like fast food, candy, sugary drinks, and snack brands disproportionately target young black and Hispanic consumers, according to a new report.

08/12/2015

A drug that's typically prescribed for narcolepsy has been deemed safe to improve focus in the short-term, according to a comprehensive review by researchers. (File photo. Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images News)

Study: Multiple Courses Of Antibiotics May Significantly Impact Child Development

Repeated courses of antibiotics may significantly impact a child’s development, according to a new study.

07/01/2015

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Everything Ray: Smart People! Is There Nothing They Can’t Do?

New developments in the “war on childhood obesity”.

01/13/2015

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The Answer: People Chow

Several years ago the First Lady, in an effort to combat childhood obesity, introduced the “Let’s Move” campaign. Sensibly, part of the plan was to encourage kids to increase their level of physical activity.

09/30/2014

File photo of a child's food against its parent's hand. (Photo by Stephen Morton/Getty Images)

Researchers: Weight Gain During Pregnancy Could Cause Childhood Obesity

Experts at Boston Children’s Hospital have found a connection between extreme weight gain in expecting mothers and childhood obesity in their offspring.

10/02/2013

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How To Help Your Kids Choose The Best Extra-Curricular Activities

Help your kids learn and prepare for the future through after-school activities.

01/16/2013