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Fighting Obesity With Photography

Photographer Gregg Segal hopes his work can raise awareness about childhood obesity and the impacts of our modern diets.

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Tips for a Healthy Halloween with Celiac

School parties for Halloween can breed worry for parents. If your child has celiac try these tips for healthy snacks.

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Ultimate Reflux-Friendly Road Snacks

Eating typical road-fare can make reflux symptoms worse.

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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 ...

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A School Lesson for Home: Get Kids to Eat Fruits and Vegetables

There’s been a lot of talk in the news suggesting that the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which mandated huge reforms in school breakfast and lunch programs, has been a failure; that kids are tossing the healthier foods, particularly fruit, and even ...

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Food That's Good for Your Teeth

We all know the basics of taking care of our teeth: brush at least twice a day, floss daily and make regular visits to the dentist. But an important part of having healthy teeth is the food we eat. Certain foods may help prevent common dental problem...

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8 Ways to Fight Childhood Obesity

While childhood obesity rates are on the decline, it’s still a prevalent problem in the U.S. Obesity in children is linked to increased risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke later in life. Early obesity prevention is crucial. Here’s how y...

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A Look at What's New in Kids' Health

Researchers looking at the effects of adult speech on preterm infants have found that increased adult speech during the early weeks of life is associated with better cognitive scores later. When the babies were 18 months old, the researchers observed ...