A paradox in children’s health: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics show nearly one-third of America’s children are overweight, yet hunger organizations report one in six young children live on the brink of hunger in 26 states in the U.S.
Americans in poverty are more likely to suffer from chronic health problems than their peers, according to the Gallup-Healthways poll.
The report examines how educational intervention could be used to encourage healthier eating habits among low-income Spanish-speaking Latinos.
In 2009, 17.4 million, or 14.7 percent, of U.S. households did not have sufficient access to food, according to a new U.S. Department of Agriculture Report.
The study evaluates a community-based obesity prevention program with an eye toward determining if home and community activities can reduce the prevalence of pediatric obesity among urban, black adolescents.
The study suggests that schools can exert influence over students’ eating and exercise habits and help obese students get healthier.
The study underscores the strong association between parent body satisfaction and adolescent body satisfaction.
Researchers found that fresh produce sold in poorer neighborhoods had significantly higher counts of bacteria than produce sold elsewhere.
About one-third of children who enter Head Start are overweight or obese. But the study finds that Head Start program directors lack the money, time and knowledge to adequately address child obesity.
A compilation of the latest statistics on the health and welfare of U.S. children, including individual fact sheets on each state.
The study indicates that the "tipping point" in determining obesity occurs within the first two years of a child's life.
The Web-based mapping tool enables comparisons of 90 indicators of the food environment among U.S. counties.
The report examines the crucial role of subsidized housing in protecting young children from food insecurity.
The nationwide survey suggests that stress and worry are having more of an impact on young people than parents believe.
An overview of community schools in the United States and how such programs can decrease poverty’s detrimental effect on students.
Data on changes in the percentage of schools in which students could not purchase less nutritious foods and beverages.
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