Smaller serving plates can make a big difference in your kid’s life, especially in dealing with the growing problem of obesity. This has been the finding of a new research conducted by researchers from Temple University and was published in the journal Pediatrics.
Breast cancer continues to be the leading form of cancer in women worldwide. It is also the second leading cause of death among female cancer patients. While treatment can be successful, there is no treatment better than prevention. But how, exactly, do you prevent breast cancer?
Numerous studies have shown that good nutrition during the early years is important for more than just growth and development; it’s also important for long-term health. While most parents deal with the occasional picky eater, parents of children on the autism spectrum are more likely to deal with feeding problems, a new study says.
Because my oldest son has oral sensory issues he doesn’t like to eat fruits or vegetables. In an attempt to reduce the fights around our house over vegetables I decided to add fresh juice to his diet. This would allow me to get everything he needed into him and maybe a few things that we would never eat.
Vitamin D is already considered crucial for pregnant mothers; it helps aid in bone formation of the fetus. But researchers from the Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology in Barcelona are now saying that vitamin D is even more important than previously thought.
While many studies have uncovered the positive aspects of being a working mother, a more recent study regarding the nutritional and exercise needs has some working mothers rather upset.
Over the years, scientists have determined just how much of certain nutrients humans need. Unfortunately, there are still some nutrients, like fiber, that are still largely up for debate, especially in regards to children. Casey Weber, doctoral student in human nutrition from Mound City and researcher at Kansas State University explains.
While fast food, soda, candy and other obvious offenders in the war against obesity have taken the brunt of the attacks from health advocates and pediatricians, a new food item has taken center stage lately, and it’s not one that parents are likely to swallow easily.
With rising cases of obesity, parents are on the lookout for healthy meal options that provide a ready made solution for adults as well as children. But according to Environmental Working Group (EWG) that reviewed 84 popular breakfast cereal brands sold in the United States, the amount of sugar in these cereals is much more than the sweetest desserts!
A recent study conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that nearly 1 out of every 10 children are diagnosed with ADHD in the United States– a rise of about 2 percent from just a decade ago. Considering the special needs of children with ADHD, this means more issues for both schools and health care.
Inside the womb, the baby is solely dependent on his mother to grow stronger everyday and finally come into the world. But scientists from the Southampton University believe that it is these nine months and the next two years of a child’s life that really determine his entire life’s health issues including probability of heart problems and diabetes.
Just a week after 18 restaurant chains in the U.S. announced that they would be overhauling their kid’s menus, corporate giant McDonald’s made public their plan to give their famous happy meal a facelift. Scheduled to take effect in September in some markets and then officially offered at all 14,000 McDonald’s restaurants in the U.S. by April, the happy meal will see a 20% decrease in caloric counts.
WIC, a program that has long provided nutrition help to more than 9 million low income women and children may be receiving a funding cut, says the GOP. This program provides items like milk, eggs, cheese, fresh fruits, vegetables, and infant formula to families that might not otherwise be able to afford it. Lawmakers, until [...]