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Checking in on US Kids' Midsections
Obesity among American children has been the focus of public health officials for some time — and there is some evidence of success.
Summer Survival Guide for Healthy Families
Summer is here! Stay on top of your summer safety to ensure that your family has the happiest and healthiest summer yet.
Most Kids Eat Fruits and Vegetables Every Day
Many parents may face the age-old struggle of convincing their kids to eat fruits and vegetables. But a new study suggests kids are more willing to eat these foods than parents might think.
The Importance of Physical Activity in Fresh Air for Youths
Children and teens are spending less time participating in physical activities and more time indoors in front of screens. New research shows what getting some fresh air can do for young people's health.
Obesity's Role in Newborn Fat Mass
Parents play a crucial part in keeping their children healthy. For mothers, that influence starts when their baby is in the womb.
FDA and EPA Update Advice on Eating Fish
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today updated advice for pregnant women and young children about eating fish.
FDA Issues Advice on Eating Fish
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today issued draft updated advice on fish consumption.
Divorce Could Affect Children's Weight
When two parents get divorced, their children might experience some emotional hardship. But what about physical hardships?
Adequate Iodine Essential for Moms
Taking prenatal vitamins is important for all pregnant and breastfeeding women. But even these supplements may not give women enough iodine.
Too Little Sleep, Too Big a Waistline
Kids who don't get enough sleep might drive their parents crazy sometimes, but there could be more at stake. Kids' waistlines could suffer too.