Shannon Earle holds her new baby Kiera Breen Earle, moments after she was born at their home last year. Amanda Steen/NPR hide caption

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Chefs Jose Andres and Alice Waters pose along side her newly installed portrait, by photographer Dave Woody, at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, on Jan. 20, 2012. John Rose/NPR hide caption

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The new nutrition standards will replace school lunch dishes like pizza sticks with salad. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Even in the remote Faroe Islands, some children have high levels of perfluorinated compounds in their blood. The chemicals may interfere with the immune system. Stig Nygaard/Flickr hide caption

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A nurse weighs an Afghan child at a U.S.-funded clinic in Farza, Afghanistan, in September. A new U.S.-sponsored survey shows dramatic gains in life expectancy and other aspects of health care in Afghanistan. But some experts are questioning the accuracy of the results. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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In one of the print ads in Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's Strong4Life campaign, a young girl says she doesn't like going to school, because "all the other kids pick on me. It hurts my feelings." Courtesy of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta hide caption

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Eliminating junk food from a child's diet is usually not enough to effectively treat attention deficit disorders, a paper shows. Tarah Dawdy via Flickr hide caption

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