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So long, soda: kids getting caffeine kicks from coffee, energy drinks

March 3, 2014—About three-quarters of U.S. kids and young adults consume products containing caffeine. Their main source: soda. But in recent years, kids have been dropping their soda cans and bottles in favor of coffee cups and energy drinks, according to a study published in the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) journal Pediatrics. The switch isn’t a healthy one, […]

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New obesity weapon: kids teaching kids

When older kids teach younger children about nutrition and the benefits of exercise, the little ones seem to lose weight and gain knowledge about healthy living, Canadian researchers report. Such a program—called Healthy Buddies—was tested in Manitoba elementary schools. It helped heavy kids lose an average of half an inch off their waist and increased […]

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