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April 27, 2015

Too Little Exercise, Too Much Screen Time Makes Summer Weighty for Children

Vulnerable children and teenagers at risk for gaining weight during the summer due from spending too much time in front of a TV or computer, eating unhealthy food, and not getting enough exercise, according to a new survey of parents by the YMCA and American Academy of Pediatrics.

March 12, 2015

Parents Want Good Eating and Exercise in After-School Programs, Says Survey

Parents overwhelmingly report that their children's after-school programs provide healthy snacks and opportunities for physical activity, but results of a survey also find a lot of variability in quantity and quality of health and wellness after school.

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 27, 2015

Aspen Institute Offers Strategies to Boost Youth-Sports Participation

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.

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.

January 14, 2015

Not ALL School Lunches Look THAT Bad!

After posting Would You Eat These School Lunches, Peter DeWitt received many e-mails showing much better options. Patrick Floegel was one of those who wanted to show a different way to serve school food.

January 12, 2015

Study: Head Start Programs May Help Prevent Obesity Among Preschoolers

Obese and overweight preschoolers had significantly healthier weight statuses by the time they reached kindergarten if they participated in Head Start programs.

December 21, 2014

Would You Eat These School Lunches?

What does your child's school lunch look like? It's about time we should be saying, "Houston...we have a problem."

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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