Household disinfectants could be making your kids to gain weight, study says
Researchers found that babies exposed to standard disinfectants could be obese by age 3. The makers of cleaning products called the study “sensational.” Source: Household Read more
Teasing Kids About Their Weight May Make Them Gain More
A long-term study finds that children who are bullied or shamed for their weight may gain more weight over time than peers who aren't Read more on NPR
Heavy Teen Boys May Face Higher Heart Disease Risk as Adults
Just a few extra pounds during adolescence may translate into higher odds for heart disease in adulthood, a new study of young men suggests. Source: Heavy Teen Boys May Face Higher Heart Read more
Dietary supplements linked with severe health events in children, young adults
Consumption of dietary supplements sold for weight loss, muscle building, and energy was associated with increased risk for severe medical events in children and young adults compared to Read more
Optimal Vitamin D Nutrition and Health in Childhood
  Vitamin D is critical for the prevention of rickets in children. Effects of high-dose vitamin D for non-bone related conditions remain uncertain. Vitamin D, along with adequate Read more
How to help your child eat healthily
A key part of the city's strategy for tackling obesity was a focus on pre-school children and offering parents classes in how to encourage their children to be Read more on BBC
Discrepancies in Estimates on Food Insecurity
New research finds that while food insecurity among college students is a serious problem, studies on the issue may not provide accurate estimates of its magnitude. Source: New research finds discrepancies in estimates of food insecurity among college Read more
Fertility and Food: Factors to Consider for Conception
In the United States, approximately 6 percent of married women up to 44 years old are unable to get pregnant after one year of trying, and about 12 percent of all women have difficulty Read more
Colors of the Rainbow: talking about healthy eating to 4 year olds!
It is the British Nutrition Foundation’s Healthy Eating week this week (1st-5th June 2015), so I volunteered myself to go into my daughters nursery school to talk to the children about my Read more
Breastfeeding reduces child obesity risk by up to 25%, WHO finds
Breastfeeding can cut the chances of a child becoming obese by up to 25%, according to a major study involving 16 countries. Source: Breastfeeding reduces child obesity risk by up to 25%, Read more
Boosting male fertility with diet and weight loss
When a couple is having trouble getting pregnant, the focus often turns to a woman’s health. But just as men are equal partners in conception, they can be contributors to fertility problems, too. Original Article: Boosting male fertility with diet and weight Read more on CNN
Preventing Food Allergies: Recommendations for Pregnancy and Infancy
  Which infants are at-risk for developing food allergies? Should pregnant women avoid certain foods? Should solid food for infants be introduced early or delayed? Which formulas are Read more
Drinking water linked to fewer sugary drinks and calories in kids
Children and teens who drink water are less likely to consume sugary beverages throughout the day, according to a new study. Source:Drinking water linked to fewer sugary drinks — and Read more
How to get teens to give up junk food: Tell them they’re victims of corporate manipulation
Giving kids a lesson in how the junk food industry engineers food to be addictive–and how it targets kids in ads–is more effective in improving eating habits than simple nutritional Read more
Breastfeeding vital for brain development
Feeding premature babies mostly breast milk during the first month of life appears to stimulate more robust brain growth, suggests a recent study. The details were presented in the Meeting Read more
Herbals in Pregnancy May Endanger Mom & Baby
During pregnancy, even harmless-sounding “natural” supplements should be avoided, a new research review suggests. Source: Herbals in Pregnancy May Endanger Mom, Read more
Newborn’s ‘Microbiome’ Could Give Clues to Weight Later
A newborn’s first stool holds telltale clues about his risk for becoming an overweight 3-year-old, according to a European study. Source: Newborn’s ‘Microbiome’ Read more
A Genetic Risk Score Tries to Predict Whether a Child Will Become Highly Over Weight
A still-controversial test could be administered to toddlers to gauge their likelihood of becoming overweight. Source: A Genetic Risk Score Tries to Predict Whether a Child Will Become Read more
Children who follow dietary, physical activity, sleep recommendations have fewer mental health visits
There is strong evidence linking lifestyle factors such as poor diet, sleep, and physical activity with chronic disease in children.  After adjusting for body weight and demographic Read more
Diabetes in pregnancy tied to future heart disease risk
Women with pregnancy-related diabetes are at higher risk for developing cardiovascular disease in the decade after childbirth, a research review suggests. Source: Diabetes in pregnancy tied Read more