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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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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 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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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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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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Youth Fitness Gets Boost During COVID-19

By Joy Keller / March 4, 2021

The Cooper Institute now offers a free online tool for youth fitness, The FitnessGram Playground, to improve kids’ physical fitness and mental well-being.

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