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March 10, 2014

Study Links Childhood Obesity to Bedroom Televisions

A new study finds that having a bedroom television leads to excessive weight gain in adolescents.

February 10, 2014

Study Finds Many Parents Misjudge Overweight and Obese Children's Weight

A review of existing research showed that roughly half of parents with overweight or obese children believe their children are at a healthy weight.

January 23, 2014

Michelle Obama's Kids Marketing Challenge Gets Nod From Subway

Will putting pressure on the private sector help change the way kids eat?

January 17, 2014

Cash or Card? The Answer May Affect Students' Waistlines

Students who pay for their lunches with debit cards are less likely to hit purchase limits and more likely to buy unhealthy foods, a study found.

December 31, 2013

Is Parental Input the Key to Healthy Student Eating Habits?

Researchers say updating parents on their children's eating habits at school is a cheap, quick way to encourage healthy choices.

December 05, 2013

Bill Would Ease School Lunch Requirements

U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem of South Dakota plans to file a piece of legislation that would ease new school lunch requirements. She's not the first to do so. And a few thoughts about how long it takes kids to clear the contents of a cafeteria tray.

November 08, 2013

When Big Mac Fights Big Bird

Child health advocates are hoping Sesame Street can help push back against the fast-food industry.

August 06, 2013

Obesity Rate Drops Among Low-Income Preschoolers

State and local officials can enact policies to help push down rates even more, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

July 10, 2013

There's More to Ending Childhood Obesity Than 'Eat Less, Walk More'

The basic goal of eliminating obesity belies the fact that a student's weight by itself does not reflect health.

June 27, 2013

Rules for School Vending Machines, Snacks Unveiled

The rules were issued just in time to take effect during the 2014-15 school year.

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