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  • School lunch gets a makeover

    School lunch gets a makeover
    The American school lunch, long the butt of schoolyard jokes, is in for a nutritional makeover, fueled by concern over a national epidemic of childhood obesity and funded by the first hike in federal contributions in three decades. Starting next school...
  • Of kiddie car seats and Moonbeams

     
    Parents of 6- and 7-year-olds (there are 1.1 million of them in the state), who thought they had graduated to regular seats, now have to find a way to break it to their kids that they're back in the penalty box ... er ... kid's chair....
  • Female genital cutting sworn off by thousands of African villages

     
    Eight thousand communities in Africa have sworn off female circumcision, including almost 2,000 that abandoned the practice this year, the United Nations Population Fund and UNICEF announced today. In northern and eastern stretches of Africa and the...
  • Is it dumb to let a 2-year-old wield a smartphone?

     
    BlogHer survey: Kids are plugged in at a much younger age, according to a new study released at the BlogHer conference that found that one in three kids has used a lap top, smartphone or cellphone by age two....
  • Don't market junk food to kids, doctors say

     
    The American Academy of Pediatrics has come out in favor of a ban on advertising junk food to children. In a statement Monday, the organization said ads for junk food are pervasive on children's television and online. Children already are......
  • Another reason to support circumcision

     
    Circumcision is making headlines again, but this time on the other side of the globe. A successful circumcision campaign in South Africa worked to help decrease HIV infections in men by 76%, The Times reported. The results of the campaign......
  • For children, safety first -- sometimes

     
    One of my favorite songs about childhood is Bruce Springsteen's "My Hometown," especially these lyrics: I was 8 years old and running with a dime in my hand Into the bus stop to pick up a paper for my old......
  • Circumcision debate: The medical and religious arguments against the anti-circumcision measure

     
    Both the editorial and Op-Ed pages have weighed in on the measure that would ban male circumcision in San Francisco if passed in November. Here are excerpts from two arguments against the proposition: The religious perspective: Still, there's something...
  • Fluoride in drinking water: Will the EPA get tougher?

     
    Environmental health groups are now looking to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to impose tougher standards on fluoride in drinking water, building on a decision Friday by the federal Department of Health and Human Services to lower the...
  • Effects of violent video games

    Effects of violent video games
    The U.S. Supreme Court agreed last week to hear a case on California's attempt to restrict sales of violent video games to minors. Both the California lawmakers who approved the law in 2005 and the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals judges who overturned...
  • Chocolate- and vanilla-flavored formulas for toddlers are criticized

    Chocolate- and vanilla-flavored formulas for toddlers are criticized
    Blogging moms and nutritionists are criticizing a new formula for toddlers that comes in chocolate and vanilla flavors as an early start to obesity. "Is it really a good idea to get our kids hooked on all things chocolate at the same time they're...