By Susan Scutti | Tue, 03/11/2014 - 12:06
Girls who are obese at 11 years old show lower academic achievement at ages 11, 13, and 16 compared with those of a healthy weight, even after factoring out a number of possible influences.
By Lizette Borreli | Wed, 01/08/2014 - 15:01
Babies who are spoon-fed puréed foods are at a higher risk for childhood obesity and are more likely to be fussy eaters.
By Anthony Rivas | Sun, 12/29/2013 - 17:41
A weekly nutrition report card that parents receive by email could be all the encouragement a child needs to eat healthier school lunches, a recent pilot program found.
By John Ericson | Mon, 12/23/2013 - 18:19
Accelerated weight gain in early childhood may up the risk of cardiovascular complications in adolescence and adulthood.
By Lizette Borreli | Wed, 11/27/2013 - 14:28
The amount of food a child eats could depend on whether they are an introvert or an extrovert.
By Lecia Bushak | Thu, 10/10/2013 - 21:38
The fast food chain will be accompanying its Happy Meals with books instead of toys.
By Justin Caba | Tue, 10/01/2013 - 17:01
A mother's excessive weight gain during pregnancy may increase her child's risk of becoming obese, according to a recent study.
By Nsikan Akpan | Mon, 09/09/2013 - 11:52
Obese teens that lose weight are more likely to go undiagnosed and develop more serious medical complications from eating disorders, according to the Mayo Clinic.
By Susan Scutti | Tue, 09/03/2013 - 19:17
Schools in 19 states conduct annual weigh-ins, measuring students’ body mass index and then sending reports home to parents. Are these ‘fat letters’ fair to kids?