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Kids' Body Image Shaped by Parents, Expert Says

Kids' Body Image Shaped by Parents, Expert Says

Parents play a crucial role in helping children develop a positive body image and healthy eating habits, an expert says. "Sometimes we parents forgot how important our words, thoughts, and feelings are in the lives of our kids," Dr. Aaron Krasner, director of the adolescent...

Schools Add More Fruits, Veggies to the '3 Rs'

Schools Add More Fruits, Veggies to the '3 Rs'

Schools Add More Fruits, Veggies to the '3 Rs' And food waste hasn't increased because of the new guidelines, study finds   TUESDAY, March 4 (HealthDay News) -- Under new U.S. guidelines on school lunches, low-income students are eating more fruits and vegetables,...

Students' Health Habits Tied to School Success

Students' Health Habits Tied to School Success

Students' Health Habits Tied to School Success Fitness, nutrition, proper sleep and TV restrictions appeared to make a difference in study of city kids SATURDAY, Feb. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep and being physically fit are...

Don't Pressure Preschoolers to Overeat

Don't Pressure Preschoolers to Overeat

Don't Pressure Preschoolers to Overeat, Experts Say Filling their own plate may help young kids learn to understand their body's hunger cues SATURDAY, Feb. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young children will better learn to recognize when they're full if they serve...

Playground Safety

Playground Safety

By Chris Woolston, M.S. Spend an hour at a playground, and there's a good chance that you'll see a child in tears. As long as kids climb, play tag, and reenact superhero battles, a few bruises and scrapes will be part of the scene. But not all mishaps on the swings, slides, and...

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