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Kids Who Eat School Lunch Score Higher in Reading and Math

Children who eat lunch at school score higher on tests, say researchers in Germany and India, confirming previous research on nutrition and learning.

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What Happens When Kids Don’t Drink Enough Water—and What You Can Do to Make Sure Yours Do

As many as 1 in 5 kids say they don’t drink water regularly. Find out what they’re downing instead (and what they’re risking because of it).

Young girl using social media on phone.

Social Media and Sugar Consumption: The Strange Link Among Kids

You’ve seen the studies about the negative effect of social media on confidence and mood. New data suggests in can increase unhealthy eating habits in kids.

Young boy eating fast food kids' meal.

Most Fast Food Kids' Meals Are Still Unhealthy

Despite fast food restaurants’ attempts to provide healthier options, 74 percent of kids get unhealthy drinks or sides with their meals, according to a survey.

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Trick-or-Treating Tips for Kids With Diabetes

Halloween can be hard for a child with type 2 diabetes. These strategies will let your child have fun and enjoy some treats while staying healthy.

A father sending his son to school with a healthy lunch.

10 Tips for Packing a Diabetes-Friendly Lunch

When your child has diabetes, it’s important to send them to school with a lunch that helps them keep their condition under control all day.

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Does Your Child Go To a Healthy School?

How high does your child’s school rate on this checklist?

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Best Foods for Kids

It’s tough to navigate proper nutrition when it comes to feeding kids. Here are some of the best choices that even the picky eaters will enjoy.

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5 Ways to Reduce Your Child's Sugar Consumption

Credit: iStock There is overwhelming evidence that a diet high in added sugar during childhood puts kids at an increased risk for heart disease, obesity, and hypertension in childhood and young adulthood. In response to this danger, in August 2016 th...

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Daycare May Be the Starting Point of Poor Eating Habits

Babies cry when they are hungry. They also tend to clamp down and not want to finish a bottle if they are full. As they hit age and growth milestones and begin to eat solid foods, babies may spit food out or refuse another spoonful of food when they ...