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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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