E-cigarette use tripled among youth in one year

The number of middle and high school students using electronic cigarettes increased dramatically from 2013 to 2014, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The 2014 […]

CDC: E-cigarettes tempt kids to smoke

Youth who have tried electronic cigarettes are nearly twice as likely to say they would try a conventional cigarette compared with those who have never tried an e-cigarette, according to […]

Obesity rate drops among young children

The number of obese American preschoolers is dropping. The obesity rate for children ages 2 to 5 has dropped 43 percent in the last decade, according to the latest data released […]

Caffeinated kids

Here is today’s shocking statistic: 63 percent of kids between the ages of 2 and 5 consume caffeine. Seriously. A majority of preschoolers are caffeinated. That’s according to a new research published […]

Tweens ignore calorie info

When it comes to calorie counts at fast food restaurants, most tweens and teens just don’t care. A new study published in the Journal of Public Health surveyed youth ages 9-18 […]

Fat letters

One school district’s approach at combating obesity is facing criticism from parents of students who received “fat letters.” Schools in North Andover, Mass., measured students’ height and weight to determine their […]

Fast food effects

Fast food may impact more than a person’s waistline. A new study has linked a fast food diet to the severity of asthma, eczema and rhinitis among children. Researchers found that children […]

Say ‘no’ to food games

If you’re worried about your child’s waistline, then it’s time to ditch the food-themed games. Dutch researchers found that children who play food-themed online games tend to eat more, and eat […]

Sad state of school snacks

Did you know many kids consume up to half of their calories at schools? Also, half of secondary school students consume at least one snack food a day at school, an […]

High school condom dispensers

Access to condoms just got a whole lot easier for high schoolers in Philadelphia. In an effort to curb the spread of sexually transmitted diseases between students, 22 public high schools […]

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