The Aspen Institute offered an eight-prong strategy to boost youth-sports participation, including the encouragement of sport sampling and an emphasis on injury prevention.
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January 27, 2015
January 26, 2015
Certain types of calorie labeling in chain and fast food restaurants could help boost physical activity among youths, suggests a new study.
January 12, 2015
Obese and overweight preschoolers had significantly healthier weight statuses by the time they reached kindergarten if they participated in Head Start programs.
December 08, 2014
Let's Move director and school lunch regulations advocate Sam Kass is leaving and Congress considers restricting the rules' application through language in a budget deal.
October 20, 2014
Oklahoma's state board of education voted to exempt 30, 14-day fundraisers per semester from new federal nutrition rules, rendering the rules virtually irrelevant.
August 27, 2014
For girls, higher cardiorespiratory fitness levels in the 6th grade were linked to both significantly less depression and a lower body mass index (BMI) percentile score in the 7th grade.
August 19, 2014
In total, 29 percent of adults listed childhood obesity as a "big concern" locally, while 55 percent listed it as a "big concern" nationally.
August 12, 2014
The nationally representative survey, conducted on behalf of the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, asked adults about child health concerns in their community and across the country.
August 05, 2014
A new fact sheet details how rural districts can encourage their students to walk and bike to school.
May 28, 2014
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.