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Better School Lunches Blunt U.S. Kids' Weight Gain

Better School Lunches Blunt U.S. Kids` Weight GainMONDAY, May 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- America's kids have a weight problem, but regulations that boosted the nutritional standards for school meals may have helped slowed down weight gain among low-income students, a new study finds.For decades, the National School Lunch Program has provided free or low-cost meals to U.S. schoolchildren. As of 2016, more than 30 million students nationwide were participating, according to government figures.In 2010, a federal law was passed to strengthen the nutritional requirements of those school meals, aiming to increase children's intake of fruits, vegetables, fiber-rich grains and unsweetened beverages.The move came in response to a worrisome trend: U.S. children who participated in the meal program were, on average, gaining more weight than...

There's a Secret to Getting Kids to Eat Vegetables

9 May 2022
There`s a Secret to Getting Kids to Eat VegetablesMONDAY, May 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Do you have a child who refuses to eat anything green? Rewarding them for trying new vegetables may make them more willing to eat them, a new study claims."It's important to start eating vegetables from a young age," said lead researcher Britt van Belkom, from the Youth, Food and Health program at Maastricht University's Institute for Food, Health and Safety by Design in the Netherlands.“We know from previous research that young children typically have to try a new vegetable eight to 10 times before they like it," she noted. “And so we looked at whether repeatedly asking children to try some vegetables would make them more willing to eat their greens. We were also interested in whether providing a fun reward would make a difference.”The...

Kids' Sleep Suffers When Parents Can't Afford Diapers

9 May 2022
Kids` Sleep Suffers When Parents Can`t Afford DiapersMONDAY, May 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- It might seem like an unlikely connection at first, but a new study finds that infants and toddlers suffer sleep issues -- and maybe other problems --- when their parents can't afford diapers."Sleep promotes brain development and solidifies learning and memory," noted study co-author Sallie Porter, an associate professor at Rutgers School of Nursing in New Jersey. "Children with compromised sleep are more at risk for childhood obesity and emotional and behavioral problems."Porter and her colleagues surveyed 129 parents of children age 3 and younger who were signed up for early development, home visits and disability support programs. The parents were asked about their diaper needs and their child's sleeping habits, including how long it takes...

CDC Investigating 109 Cases of Severe Hepatitis Among Kids

6 May 2022
CDC Investigating 109 Cases of Severe Hepatitis Among KidsFRIDAY, May 6, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Five children have died in a mysterious wave of acute hepatitis that has sickened dozens of kids across the United States during the past seven months, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday.Overall, public health officials have identified 109 children in 25 U.S. states and territories stricken with the liver condition, according to Dr. Jay Butler, the CDC's deputy director for infectious diseases. Their average age has been 2 years."More than 90% of these patients under investigation were hospitalized, 14% received liver transplants, and more than half had a confirmed adenovirus infection," Butler said during a media briefing on the cases.Despite the recent reports, pediatric hepatitis remains rare in this country,...

U.S. Baby Formula Shortage Worsens

6 May 2022
U.S. Baby Formula Shortage WorsensFRIDAY, May 6, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Supply chain issues around the world are fueling a shortage of baby formula – and the problem is only getting worse. About 40% of the top-selling baby formula products were out of stock during the week ending April 24 in the United States, CBS News reported. That’s an increase from just 11% in November and still a large bump from 31% on April 3."We've been tracking it over time and it's going up dramatically. We see this category is being affected by economic conditions more dramatically than others," Ben Reich, CEO of Datasembly told CBS News.In some states shortages were more severe, including Iowa, South Dakota and North Dakota, which had shortages of 50% or more, Missouri at 52%, Texas at 53% and Tennessee at 54%. Between 40% and 50% of...

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