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Yoga for Children

Mental Health in Children: Yoga to the Rescue

By Len Kravitz, PhD / March 20, 2024

Poor mental health is detrimental to the development and well-being of children. Can yoga for children help improve symptoms?

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Young girl to represent childhood obesity program

Guided Self-Help for Childhood Obesity

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / December 13, 2022

A new program led to significant reductions in childhood obesity in a primarily Latino community with a prevalence of 38% childhood obesity.

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Kid watching food advertising

Food Advertising for Children

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / September 13, 2022

Food advertising prevalent where children gather predominantly promotes fast food, sugar-sweetened beverages and candy.

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Kids in class showing how exercise improves concentration

Exercise Improves Concentration in Children

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / September 13, 2022

New research shows exercise improves concentration in children, as exercise, concentration and quality of life are interconnected.

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Youth soccer

The Best Youth Soccer Warmup

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / April 15, 2022

When determining what kind of warmup is best for the youth soccer teams you coach, take a cue from recent research.

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Child watching tv ads

TV Ads and Childhood Obesity

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / April 1, 2022

The number of children who are overweight or obese would decrease by 3.6% and 4.6%, respectively, if TV ads for unhealthy foods were reduced.

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Ultraprocessed Foods Hurt Nutrition in Kids

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / December 6, 2021

About 67% of daily calories come from ultraprocessed foods in American youths ages 2 to 19, according to a recent analysis.

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Exergaming for kids

Exergaming: Exercise and Fun for Kids

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / December 6, 2021

Parents may want to invest in exergaming programs, especially if their kids aren’t all that excited about fitness.

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Kids exercising to reduce inflammation in kids

Physical Activity Reduces Inflammation in Kids

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / November 9, 2021

Physical activity sets children up for a healthier life. And here’s yet another reason to encourage fitness related to inflammation in kids.

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Child holding tray of school food

Healthy School Food Curbs Child Obesity

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / November 9, 2021

Since children eat up to two meals per day at school, healthy school food can play a major role in combating obesity in young people.

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Dad helping young daughter eat more vegetables

Kids Eat More Vegetables With Bigger Portions

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / November 9, 2021

Most parents agree that it can be a challenge to get their young kids to eat more vegetables, but a study suggests bigger portions can help.

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Young girl exercising in a bounce house

Childhood Exercise and Brain Development

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / September 27, 2021

Here’s another research-backed link between exercise and brain development for parents who don’t yet prioritize their children’s playtime.

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Young girl eating cafeteria food

Cafeteria Food Nutrition Improved

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / August 9, 2021

Who would have thought that cafeteria food would make the grade? Researchers found that U.S. kids are getting more nutrition from school.

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Small child walking with a backpack

Fitness and Brain Health for Kids

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / June 7, 2021

Looking at the connection between fitness and brain health for kids, researchers discovered that fit children did better on cognitive exams.

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A child eating vegetables

Preventing Picky Eaters

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / June 7, 2021

Want to get your kids to stop putting up a fuss when you give them broccoli? Try the repeated-exposure method on those picky eaters.

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