Preschoolers aren’t getting enough exercise

An observational study of Seattle preschoolers found the children were presented with only 48 minutes of active play opportunities per day. The most frequent active play opportunity was outdoor free play […]

Research: heart health decline can begin in childhood

Kids in the U.S. don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables, fish or whole grains, consume too much sodium and sugar-sweetened beverages and too many are overweight. And all of that can […]

More young adults say vaccines are parent’s choice

The majority of Americans think vaccines for childhood diseases should be required for all children, but younger adults are less likely than older generations to agree. A recent Pew survey examined […]

Lilliane’s scleroderma story

Lilliane Grahek was only 2 years old when she was diagnosed with an incurable disease. Scleroderma is a rare disease that involves the hardening and tightening of the skin and connective […]

Parents support healthier school food policies

Most parents of school-age children support strong national nutrition standards for foods and beverages sold to kids during school, according to a new poll. The poll was released earlier this month […]

Young athletes play hard, down-play injuries

Sports injuries landed 1.24 million kids in hospital emergency rooms in 2013 – that’s nearly 3,400 kids every day, one kid every 25 seconds. Those statistics were revealed in a new […]

Kids like healthier lunch options

School administrators say kids have warmed up to the idea of healthier school lunch offerings. Last school year, administrators said kids started off the year complaining about the new offerings implemented […]

Overweight kids believe they’re thinner than they are

Many overweight and obese kids and teens in the U.S. think they are thinner than they actually are, according to a new study. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National […]

Kids and hot cars don’t mix

Leaving kids in hot cars – or even warm cars – is never a good idea. Tragic stories of kids dying from heat stroke after being left in too-hot cars […]

Hold the salt

A review of meals from the top restaurant chains found restaurants have decreased the amount of sodium in their meals slightly but progress has been slow and unsteady. The Center for […]

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