Health Articles tagged ‘children’

New nutritional requirements could be on menu for school meals

The National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program should adopt a new set of nutrient targets and standards for menu planning, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. The recommended targets and standards would update and improve the programs’ abilities to meet children’s...
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How Important is Family History to Childhood Obesity?

If we want to finally figure out a solution to the growing problem of obesity among children in America, we first have to understand the causes of childhood obesity. Naturally, people tend to look at a child’s family for clues. Does family history and genetics contribute to a child’s weight? Let’s...
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Alternative Treatments for ADHD: The Feingold Diet

If you’re the parent of a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), then you know there is nothing you won’t do to help your child. Even families that are already following a treatment plan that includes medication, usually continue to actively seek alternative treatments...
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Important Steps to Prevent Childhood Obesity

You may have heard about childhood obesity and have some concern about your own children. If they do not have a weight problem now, that is good news. But, you can be proactive to prevent obesity from ever happening in your family. Children are impressionable. They learn most of their habits from their...
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5 Tips to Getting Get Picky Kids to Eat Healthier

As a chef for 20 years, what’s the toughest challenge I’ve ever faced? Soufflés? Demi-glaces? Deep-fried Turkeys? Forget about it. Try getting a five-year-old to willingly eat something other than French fries. Here are 5 easy tips to help that picky eater change his or her ways. Sit down and eat...
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Helping teenagers to get better sleep

Our modern world is full of distractions: 24-hour news, 500 channels, after-school activities and daily errands. It’s no wonder that many people—especially children and teenagers—are having a harder time getting a good night’s sleep. With so many gadgets to play with and so many places...
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Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

What do you know about juvenile rheumatoid arthritis? In children ages 16 and younger, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis causes the joints to become inflamed and stiff  — usually lasting for more than six weeks. JRA can affect any of the joints. Surprisingly, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis affects more...
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First Diagnosed: The Core Symptoms of Autism

Autism symptoms vary greatly between those stricken with autism. Despite this variance in symptoms, there are core autism symptoms that are observed. Many of these core autism symptoms are seen first in relationship and social interactions among children diagnosed with autism. Some of these core autism...
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Lifestyle Choices Lead the Way to Childhood Obesity

What did we do before there were endless videos to entertain us? Whatever it was, we were probably slimmer because of it. Convenience and electronic entertainment has led to lifestyle choices that create obesity, in adults and children alike. Less Outside, More Inside Leads to a Bigger Backside It is...
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How the Eating Habits of Adults Affect Obesity in Children

In order to live, we must eat. Somewhere in our history, we stopped eating to live and started living to eat. This obsession with food has led to not only obesity in adults, but a rising obesity in children. Let’s examine the eating habits that can lead to obesity in children and the ways to change...
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