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June 17, 2014

Poll Gauges Parents' Views on Youth-Sports Physicals

More than 40 percent of parents with youth-athletes between the ages of 10-17 feel that any qualified health-care provider can provide a sports physical, according to a new poll.

May 27, 2014

Former Military Leaders Express Concern Over School-Meal-Standards Battle

In the spirit of Memorial Day, a group of retired United States military leaders have taken aim at a new enemy: the weakening of school nutrition standards.

May 19, 2014

Poor Sleep Found Linked to Higher Rates of Childhood Obesity

Parents, don't be jealous that your young children get to take frequent naps while you're stuck working all day. Those naps could be helping prevent childhood obesity.

May 13, 2014

Consumption of Sports and Energy Drinks Found Linked With Unhealthy Behaviors

Adolescents who consume sports drinks (such as Gatorade) or energy drinks (containing caffeine) on a weekly basis are more likely to smoke cigarettes, consume sugar-sweetened beverages, and play video games more frequently

May 07, 2014

Obesity at Age 25 Tied to Higher Risk of Severe Obesity Later in Life

Since previous research has found a majority of overweight and obese youth maintain the same weight status throughout adulthood, the study has significant implications for the ongoing effort to prevent childhood obesity.

May 06, 2014

Report Card Gives U.S. Youths a D- for Overall Physical Activity

The report card drew upon multiple nationally representative surveys to give grades for 10 indicators related to physical activity among children and youth.

March 31, 2014

Greater Muscular Strength Tied to Lower Cardiometabolic Risk in Youths

Teenagers with greater muscular strength have a lower overall risk of developing cardiometabolic problems such as diabetes and heart disease.

February 09, 2014

Parents Tend to Underestimate Their Children's Weight, Analysis Finds

Roughly half of parents worldwide with overweight or obese children believe their children are a healthy weight, according to a meta-analysis published online in the journal Pediatrics.

February 03, 2014

Childhood Obesity Increasing in Children From Low Socioeconomic Backgrounds

Researchers suggest that overall stagnating trends in childhood obesity are masking the growing disparity of the issue within socioeconomic groups.

January 08, 2014

'Let's Move?' Most Teens Say 'No Thanks'

Just one in four teenagers between the ages of 12 and 15 engaged in the recommended 60 minutes of daily moderate-to-vigorous physical activity in 2012.

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