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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Obese in Adolescence, Colon Cancer in Later Life?

MSN – Staff Writer

“Obesity and inflammation in late adolescence are associated with increased risk for colon and rectal cancer in adulthood, a new study of Swedish males suggests.” (more)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tooth decay affects 12% of three-year-olds, says survey

BBC – Staff Writer

“More than one in 10 three-year-olds have tooth decay, the first survey of the age group shows.” (more)

Friday, September 26, 2014

Too much screen time is harmful for children; what can parents do?

Dallas News – Leslie Barker

“Screens and technology definitely serve a purpose…But the seven hours per day — up 2.5 hours over the last decade — estimated by the American Academy of Pediatrics that kids spend on entertainment media is having serious consequences. ” (more)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

To Stop Picky Eaters From Tossing The Broccoli, Give Them Choices


“To keep students from tossing out the fruits and vegetables they’re served, researchers say it helps to give them a choice in what they put on their trays.” (more)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Soda makers pledge to cut calories 20 percent by 2025. Too little, too late? (+video)

The Christian Science Monitor – Schuyler Velasco

“In the face of falling sales, souring public opinion, and increased legislative scrutiny, the three largest soda companies in the United States have banded together to cut calories…Sugary soda consumption has been linked to obesity…” (more)

Should my child be drinking low-fat milk?

Haaretz – Arnold Slyper

“Should my child limit dairy fat? Given the spread of obesity, that seems to make sense. Yet surprisingly, the science doesn’t support any such conclusion.” (more)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

What your education says about your health

The Washington Post – Jason Millman

“Analyzing 2011 data among Kaiser Permanente of North California patients, researchers at the Virginia Commonwealth University Center on Society and Health found that even when people have access to the same kind of care, educational achievement still played a huge role in whether people are in good health.” (more)

Monday, September 22, 2014

To target childhood obesity, start even younger, experts say


“Many efforts targeting obesity focus on school-aged children. But a growing body of research suggests that to have the biggest impact, the work needs to start with even younger children, and their mothers.” (more)

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Spending cuts to education and nutrition will hurt kids

CNN – Jeanne Sahadi

“While the debate over Common Core continues to bubble across Louisiana, the new approach to education already is part of the daily routine in Tonya Aaron’s kindergarten class at Bains Lower Elementary School.” (more)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Kids’ indoor, outdoor fitness strategies

Daily Herald – Staff Writer

“No matter the season, it’s important to ensure kids get up and moving so they stay on track with their physical fitness. Here are some tips with many that offer the opportunity for some good old-fashioned family time.” (more)