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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.

March 05, 2014

Active Video Games Found to Benefit Youths' Weight, Physical Activity

When integrated into a pediatric weight-management program, active video games have a positive effect on the amount of physical activity and weight of overweight and obese children, according to a new study.

February 27, 2014

Obesity Rate for Young Children Dropped in Past Decade, Study Finds

Advocates for child health have offered several guidelines for preschools and childcare providers designed to promote activity and good nutrition.

February 26, 2014

Youth-Obesity Rate Plunged by 43 Percent Over Past Decade, CDC Finds

Based on data from the CDC's National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, the prevalence of obesity among children aged 2 to 5 years decreased from 14 percent in 2003-04 to just over 8 percent in 2011-12.

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.

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 07, 2014

Study Weighs Academic Effects of Sports, Early Sex, Bullying on Teenagers

A new research review examines the academic impacts of a wide range of teenage behaviors, from television-watching to early sexual activity to playing sports, and finds that the effects are often mediated by a student's particular social milieu.

February 05, 2014

Researchers Explore Academic Effects of Factors Like Sports, Sex, and Internet Use

A new research review examines the academic impacts of a wide range of teenage behaviors, from television-watching to early sexual activity to playing sports, and finds that the effects are often mediated by a student's particular social milieu.

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 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?

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