Fun and games help toddlers make healthy choices

December 2, 2014

By Kathleen Lees The last concern on children’s minds is eating healthy. Yet adding a little fun and games to the equation can make a dramatic difference when it comes […]

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Food rules for toddlers may lead to healthy eating habits

November 28, 2014

Children have healthier diets when their parents place restrictions on what they can eat and train them to control their impulses, a new study suggests. The University at Buffalo researchers […]

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Few schools adhered to USDA nutrition standards before 2013

November 26, 2014

By Kathryn Doyle Before the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) set strict standards for nutrition for federally reimbursable lunch programs, less than 2 percent of middle or high schools would […]

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Frequent dining out might widen your waistline

November 17, 2014

Love to dine out? You could be at higher risk for becoming overweight and having poorer cholesterol levels than people who prefer to eat at home, a new study suggests. […]

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How family dynamics at the dinner table affect kids’ weight

November 14, 2014

By Alice Park “Eat together” is a mantra that doctors and nutritionists use regularly when they talk with families about eating healthy and maintaining normal weight. Children who eat regular […]

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Building healthy communities: Establishing health and wellness metrics for use within the real estate industry

November 12, 2014

It is increasingly well recognized that the design and operation of the communities in which people live, work, learn, and play significantly influence their health. However, within the real estate […]

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New video, infographics, and photos highlight deficiencies in the current U.S. food supply

November 10, 2014

The dietary recommendations for eating healthy have not changed much in the past few decades—eat more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and cut back on calories, sugar, and fat. However, […]

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Hungry or not, kids will eat treats

November 7, 2014

Even though they are not hungry, children as young as age 3 find high-energy treats too tempting to refuse, according to new research from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). […]

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More physical activity improved school performance

October 31, 2014

Just two hours of extra physical activity each week can improve school performance. This has been shown by a study of approximately 2,000 12-year-olds carried out by scientists at the […]

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Same genes linked to rapid infant growth, later weight gains

October 29, 2014

By Steven Reinberg Infants who quickly add weight and length may be showing a genetic propensity for obesity as toddlers, a new study suggests. In adults, certain genes have been […]

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