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Fitness and Brain Health for Kids

By Shirley 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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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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Fit Kids Can Still Be Clumsy

By Shirley Archer, JD, MA / May 10, 2021

While many fit kids also have well-developed motor skills, kids who are less coordinated can be equally aerobically fit.

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Convenience Store Locations and Body Weight

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / May 10, 2021

A study in reveals the relationship between convenience store locations and the body weight of 3- to 15-year-old children.

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Picky Eating Habits in Children

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / March 8, 2021

An investigation published in Pediatrics found that requiring children to eat and restricting certain foods were tied to more picky eating habits.

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Fitness Helps Kids Who Need It Most

By Shirley Archer, JD, MA / March 8, 2021

New evidence supports the value of physical education programs for kids, not only for physical health, but also for cognitive health.

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Exercise Eases Anger in Kids

By Ryan Halvorson / May 27, 2009

Although research continues to emerge regarding the many mental and emotional benefits of exercise, much of it focuses only on adults. A study published Pediatric Exercise Science (2008; 20[4], 390–401) has determined that structured exercise may help reduce anger expression in healthy, overweight children.

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