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Eco-friendly, reusable lunch bags are making 'brown bagging it' a near obsolete trend, but recent research suggests that harmful bacteria may be festering in these green bags.
America is facing an obesity epidemic. So why are school cafeterias dishing out delivery pizza and brand-name burgers?
Think twice before you reach for that soda. The latest research says high-fructose corn syrup could be a contributing factor in America's obesity epidemic.
Here are 7 activities and crafts with a snowy theme to keep kids busy during winter weather, whether inside or out.
Another day, another junk food debate; from boycotting bake sales to banning sodas, many educators have joined the national fight against obesity. But should junk food be banned at schools?
Bedtime routines may not be popular among little ones, but they pay off, for the brain and body. A recent study showed that 7-year-olds with consistent bedtimes tested better in reading, math and spatial comprehension, versus kids with sudden changes in bedtimes. If your kid has been spending summer going to bed and waking up late, you'd better start easing him back to a school-appropriate sleep schedule. The earlier you start, the easier it is. Learn how!
Many youth sports injuries are more avoidable than you might think. Check out these tips.
Here's what you need to know about bedwetting stats and more.
Gifted students can experience high levels of stress to excel at everything they do. Here's how parents can help.
Teaching basic hygiene concepts to children at a young age will form the groundwork of a healthy lifestyle in the future. Here's how parents can do it.
Sports drinks and flavored milk are everyday beverage choices for most kids, but are they doing more harm than good?
Learn more about a new disorder wreaking havoc on children's health.
Do you know which snack food ingredients are good, and which just sound good? Get the facts on the most common snack food ingredients and marketing buzzwords.
'Why does my child wet the bed?' Get the answers to your bedwetting questions to effectively help your child stop wetting the bed.
What are the worst kids foods out there? Not coincidentally, many of them are the ones that are the most aggressively marketed to kids. Read this list of the top 10 worst foods to put in a kid's lunch box this school, put together by nutrition expert Brandi Thompson. Not only will you learn what so-called treats to avoid, but you will also learn about many healthy alternatives that your kid may enjoy just as much!
What are the issues driving the vaccine debate, and what do parents need to know before deciding for themselves whether vaccines hurt or help?
Here's what parents need to know about taking their children to restaurants.
The messages that children are given about beauty begin early in life. Here are some things to help your child feel empowered from the inside out.
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