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
Dietary supplements linked with severe health events in children, young adults
Increased risk for severe medical events in children and young adults compared to consumption of vitamins, according to new Read more on Science Daily
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
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
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
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
Prenatal omega-3 supplement can prevent high BP in children
Daily consumption by women of 600 milligrams docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) — an omega-3 fatty acid found in prenatal vitamins, fish-oil supplements and fish — can prevent high Read more
Study: 90 percent of kids with sleep apnea undiagnosed
The vast majority of children with sleep apnea go untreated because they don't know they have sleep apnea, a new study Read more on UPI
Prolonged Low Body Weight in Young Kids Ups Risk for Anorexia Years Later
Young children with a persistently low body mass index (BMI) may be at greater risk for developing anorexia nervosa in adolescence. Source: Prolonged Low Body Weight in Young Kids Ups Risk Read more
Gym Class Is So Bad, Kids Are Skipping School to Avoid It
Not only does P.E. do little to improve physical fitness, but it can also lead to truancy and other disciplinary problems. Source: Gym Class Is So Bad, Kids Are Skipping School to Avoid Read more
Raising Intuitive Eaters
The way we talk about food and our bodies can shape our kids’ views. Check out these four tips to raise kids to have a healthy relationship with food. Source: Raising Intuitive Eaters Read more
Early Antibiotic Use May Be Tied to Higher Childhood Body Weight
Antibiotics before age 2 associated with very small increase in body weight at 5 years of age Source: Early Antibiotic Use May Be Tied to Higher Childhood Body Read more
Vitamin D Insufficiency Associated With Insulin Resistance in Children
Further clinical trials are needed to explore the potential beneficial effect of vitamin D supplementation, via fortified foods and/or dietary supplements, on insulin resistance, and Read more
Could Caffeine During Pregnancy Spur Weight Gain in Kids?
There’s new evidence that even moderate amounts of caffeine consumed by a mom-to-be might affect her child’s weight years later. Source: Could Caffeine During Pregnancy Spur Read more
Toddlers’ Girth Points to Later Risk of Fatty Liver Disease
Higher waist circumference of toddlers predicts development of pediatric nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) by age 8, according to a prospective study. Source: Toddlers’ Girth Read more
Kids With Food Allergies Web Resources
With one in 13 children now having a food allergy, Kids With Food Allergies' services are needed more than ever. We are a vital lifeline to families raising children with food Visit KidsWithFoodAllergies.Org
Better Food Assistance Programs Might Lower Childhood Obesity Rates
In 2009, food packages from the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program were made more healthy by adding fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and by reducing the amount of juice, milk and Read on HealthDay News
Chemicals in Food May Harm Children, Pediatricians’ Group Says
  Food and food packaging manufacturers have always argued the point that there isn’t any proof that substances in their products are harmful.  Pediatricians don’t Read more