Mar 28, 2014 — High cholesterol isn't just a problem for adults; roughly 1 in 3 kids may have abnormal levels, too, a large study suggests. Kids as young as 9 or 11 should get a baseline check, pediatricians say.
Mar 19, 2014 — Kids seem to crave more energy and sugar than adults crave because they're growing, researchers say in a new study. They found that kids who preferred sweet flavors were tall for their age.
Jan 29, 2014 — Overweight kindergartners are much more likely to be obese by eighth grade compared to their normal-weight peers, a study finds. The solution may be for women to avoid gaining too much weight during pregnancy, researchers say, as well as helping kids get exercise and eat healthy foods.
Oct 6, 2013 — Students in a Virginia school system are now eating hamburgers with additives in them, after officials heeded their complaints about the appearance and taste of all-beef burgers it had been serving. The burgers that are now being served include a reported 26 ingredients.
Apr 16, 2013 — Even very poor countries, like Ethiopia and Nepal, are making rapid progress against malnutrition in babies and young kids. A report from UNICEF finds that while stunting in kids worldwide is prevalent, it has dropped by a third in the past two decades.
Apr 2, 2012 — Americans do pretty well at eating enough vitamins and minerals, according to the latest figures from the CDC. But some groups aren't getting enough of nutrients like vitamin D, iron and iodine.
Mar 2, 2012 — Kids surprised researchers at Columbia University by being just as happy with some treats even if they knew they had vegetables. The cookies were another matter, though.
Feb 8, 2012 — Babies who feed themselves finger food were more likely to prefer bread and pasta to sweets, according to a new study. And spoon-fed babies were more likely to be obese.
Jan 25, 2012 — Less salt and fat. More whole grains, fruit, veggies and low-fat dairy. This is what kids can expect in the school lunchroom soon, according to new standards for school meals announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and first lady Michelle Obama.
Apr 30, 2011 — On this week's podcast we'll hear about bringing activity into sedentary lifestyles and bringing healthier, more local food into elementary schools.