A new study finds that having a bedroom television leads to excessive weight gain in adolescents.
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March 10, 2014
February 10, 2014
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
Will putting pressure on the private sector help change the way kids eat?
January 17, 2014
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
Researchers say updating parents on their children's eating habits at school is a cheap, quick way to encourage healthy choices.
December 05, 2013
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
Child health advocates are hoping Sesame Street can help push back against the fast-food industry.
August 06, 2013
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
The basic goal of eliminating obesity belies the fact that a student's weight by itself does not reflect health.
June 27, 2013
The rules were issued just in time to take effect during the 2014-15 school year.