With the average American child spending up more than 20 hours a week in school, it follows that they’re doing a good part of their daily eating there as well. Here’s an update on changes that state and federal health officials …
Obesity is more deadly than previously thought, but a nationwide survey shows that after rising for decades, rates have not increased for the first time in 30 years.
There’s good news about childhood obesity for a change. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hints that efforts to curb weight gain among low-income preschoolers may be working.
If you feel like you can’t make friends, you might try to buy them, new research suggests, even if it takes some considerable financial risk.
When it comes to treating their kids’ cuts and bruises, more parents are turning to the convenience of retail pediatric clinics. Are they a good substitute for the pediatrician’s office?
Diabetes, obesity and elevated blood pressure typically emerge in middle-age, but more young children are showing signs of chronic conditions that may take a toll on their health.
There’s a lot of advice about how not to let your kids watch TV. But what’s the most important factor in helping young children to take in television responsibly?
In a much anticipated ruling, the USDA announced that as soon as next year, schools across the country must provide snacks low in fat, sodium and salt in vending machines.
Children with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may experience more disability after mild brain injuries than those without the condition, according to the latest study.
Weight is never an easy subject, but it can be especially dicey when parents broach the issue of eating habits and weight with their teens.
In the first study to experimentally investigate the phenomenon, researchers say it’s the unfulfilled ambitions of moms and dads that fuel their pushy parenting.
Concussions are increasingly being diagnosed in kids — especially those participating in contact sports like football — and new research shows that having more than one concussion can prolong a child’s recovery.