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Girls soccer team and youth fitness

Engaging in Youth Fitness

By Jessica Smith, MS, CSCS / June 13, 2022

Now is the time to focus on developing new means of professional direction and income, and youth fitness is a worthy consideration.

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The Best Youth Soccer Warmup

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, 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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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: Exercise and Fun for Kids

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, 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 Archer-Eichenberger, 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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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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Pandemic Pause and Youth Athletics

By Joy Keller / September 15, 2021

The pandemic paused play time for thousands of budding athletes, and it took a toll.

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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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Fitness and Brain Health for Kids

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, 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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Healthy Kids Playing Outside

Healthier Kids: Exercise Guidelines

By Judy Minich / June 1, 2021

Healthier kids grow to be healthier adults. That’s a recipe for success for parents looking for guidance, fit pros who want to expand their business and well, everyone! And there are so many benefits.

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Fit kids exercising

Fit Kids Can Still Be Clumsy

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, 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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Kids require more sugar to detect sweetness

Kids and Sugar Sweetness

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / April 5, 2021

No wonder it can be hard to pry kids away from the candy store; they require more sugar to detect sweetness than adults do.

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