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Family meals help kids’ physical and mental health

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=c4960c36-45c8-489a-95da-39fa7a4a113d#.Wucb-Vw-dBw The value of a family dinner isn’t exaggerated, according to a new study. It found that children who eat meals with their family benefit from better physical and mental health. Sharing a family meal has been linked to children having a better diet. Research has also suggested that these meals promote language development […]

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How to get kids to try fruits and vegetables

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=9248160c-9aec-4fde-93f3-ec58ed4fdfac#.WucYJlw-dBw “Eat your vegetables, Johnny. They’re good for you.” “Just take a tiny bite, Mary. You might like it.” Did those mealtime nudges inspire you to eat more spinach when you were a kid? Did they turn you on to cantaloupe? Very likely not. And those messages may be equally uninspiring to your children. […]

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Physically Active Kids See Fewer Fractures

original source: http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/ASBMR/54051?xid=nl_mpt_DHE_2015-10-13&eun=g846120d0r SEATTLE — Increased physical activity among children throughout the first 8 years of school sharply decreased their overall risk of fracture, a Swedish study found. In one school in the city of Malmo where children had 40 minutes per day of moderate physical activity, the risk ratio for fracture after 8 years was […]

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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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Food companies marketing to kids in most schools

Original Source: http://www.preventobesity.net/inside-track-jan-16-a There’s challenging news on the school food front. While the nutritional quality of the food served in schools is improving, food and beverage companies are still able to market unhealthy items such as fast food, soft drinks and candy in most schools, according to new research released Monday. In fact, food and beverage […]

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