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May 20, 2015

Preschoolers Need More Opportunities for Active Play, Study Concludes

Preschool-aged children at child care centers need far more opportunities for physical activity, suggests a new study in the journal Pediatrics.

February 06, 2015

Foundation Commits $500 Million to Childhood-Obesity Prevention

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced a $500 million commitment over the next decade toward ensuring all children can grow up at a healthy weight.

January 26, 2015

Can Calorie Labeling on Fast Food Menus Help Boost Children's Physical Activity?

Certain types of calorie labeling in chain and fast food restaurants could help boost physical activity among youths, suggests a new study.

December 24, 2014

Study Finds Inconsistencies in States' Sports-Physical Requirements

State-by-state variance in preparticipation physical evaluations for youth athletes suggests a need for nationwide standardization, concludes a study published in JAMA Pediatrics.

September 23, 2014

Study Finds Academic Benefits for Children's Physical Activities

Among both boys and girls, physical activity during recess in 1st grade was directly correlated to reading fluency through 1st and 2nd grades.

September 05, 2014

Report Identifies States With Highest Rates of Obesity Among High Schoolers

Though childhood-obesity rates have leveled off over the past decade, at least 15 percent of high schoolers in seven states were considered obese in 2013.

August 25, 2014

Parent Perceptions of Children's Weight Found to Be Increasingly Inaccurate

Overall, parents were 16 percent less likely to correctly identify their overweight or obese children as overweight in 2005-10 compared to 1988-94.

August 19, 2014

Adults Rank Obesity as Biggest Child-Health Concern Locally, Nationally

In total, 29 percent of adults listed childhood obesity as a "big concern" locally, while 55 percent listed it as a "big concern" nationally.

May 28, 2014

Childhood Obesity Increased by Nearly 50 Percent Worldwide Since 1980

From 1980 to 2013, childhood obesity increased by 47.1 percent across the world, a far more rapid rate than that of adults, according to a study published online in The Lancet.

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.

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