| Feb 9, 2010
| 4:34 PM
The cause is unassailable. One in three American kids, about 25 million, are obese or overweight. Obesity-related diseases cost the healthcare system $150 billion a year. And the rate of obesity in kids tripled in the United States between 1980......
| Feb 10, 2010
| 4:32 PM
First Lady Michelle Obama rolled out her "Let's Move" campaign, targeting childhood obesity, on Tuesday. She outlined a multi-part approach that involves families and communities and includes input from the public and private sector. Fighting childhood...
| Feb 21, 2010
| 9:32 PM
Parents, the American Academy of Pediatrics wants you to know that you probably donât worry enough about the risk that your children may choke to death. And youâre not alone. The pediatriciansâ group also thinks the federal government isnât doing....
| May 3, 2010
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...
| May 6, 2010
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...
| Apr 5, 2010
The lives of nearly 900 babies would be saved each year, along with billions of dollars, if 90% of U.S. mothers breast-fed their babies for the first six months of life, a cost analysis says.
Those results, to be published online Monday in the journal...
| Dec 27, 2010
| 10:48 AM
More and more kids these days seem to have food allergies, and peanut-free classrooms are becoming the norm in many elementary schools.
In trying to characterize the apparent increase, scientists have identified two distinct trends. The first is that...
| Feb 14, 2011
| 11:25 AM
It goes without saying that children who are obese would benefit from aerobic exercise. However, they're likely to find the idea of going for a jog or spending half an hour on a treadmill about as appealing as watching Congress debate the fine points of...
| Mar 8, 2011
| 11:01 AM
Eric Carle's famous book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" has become a foot soldier (well, a many-footed soldier) in the war against child obesity.
The storybook character, beloved by parents and children since he emerged from an egg -- pop! -- on a...
| Mar 19, 2008
A sampling of Chinese-made vinyl backpacks and other children's products featuring Walt Disney Co.'s Hannah Montana character were found to contain high levels of lead, an environmental activist group said Tuesday.
A study by the Oakland-based Center for...
| Feb 9, 2009
Just like their parents, kids are taking herbal supplements including fish oil and ginseng, as well as participating in yoga classes, a sign of just how mainstream alternative medicine has become.
More than 1 in 9 children and teens try those remedies...