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Cartoon stickers may sway kids’ food choices: Study

August 23, 2012

Aug. 22, 2012, Reuters For children who turn up their noses at fruits and vegetables, slapping a cartoon face on a healthy snack may make those choices more appealing, according […]

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Antibiotics too soon may set babies up for obesity: Study

August 21, 2012

Aug. 21, 2012, ABC News By Dr. Shari Barnett Giving your baby antibiotics too early may increase their chances of being overweight in childhood, new research suggests. Specifically, infants exposed to antibiotics […]

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Doing the math to fight childhood obesity

August 15, 2012

Dieters often use online calorie calculators to stay true to their weight-loss plan. Translating the concept to the population health arena, researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health […]

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Kids pick nutritional Happy Meal when no toy offered with less healthy option: Study

August 14, 2012

Aug. 12, 2012, Global News By Sheryl Ubelacker Children are far more likely to pick a healthier fast-food meal when promotional toys are offered only with those menu options and not […]

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Junk food laws may help curb childhood obesity: Study

August 13, 2012

Aug. 13, 2012, Huffington Post By Lindsey Tanner Laws strictly curbing school sales of junk food and sweetened drinks may play a role in slowing childhood obesity, according to a […]

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Child cholesterol improves in U.S. as snacks lose fats

August 8, 2012

Aug. 07, 2012, Bloomberg Businessweek By Jeanna Smialek Cholesterol levels in U.S. children improved in the past two decades as makers of cookies, crackers, and French fries responded to public […]

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What would Batman eat?

August 6, 2012

Aug. 4, 2012, Philly.com/Health blogs – Healthy Kids By Beth Wallace Every day, we hear something on the news about the obesity crisis in this country. And every day, parents, […]

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Parents can spur kids’ activity by example

August 2, 2012

Aug. 1, 2012, Firstpost. Parents concerned about their kids’ lazy ways can spur them into greater activity by setting an example themselves, according to research at National Jewish Health. Kristen […]

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Study links childhood obesity to cancer in adults

July 25, 2012

July 25, 2012, The Jerusalem Post By Judy Siegel-Itzkovich Tel Aviv University researchers have found a connection between obesity in childhood and colon or bladder cancer in adulthood. The risk […]

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Strategies for population-level obesity prevention for children

July 19, 2012

For those who may be interested in current obesity best practices for children, the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and […]

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