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Selling Kids On Veggies When Rules Like 'Clean Your Plate' Fail

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Your Child's Fat, Mine's Fine: Rose-Colored Glasses And The Obesity Epidemic

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How Did Our Brains Evolve To Equate Food With Love?

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Napping in class may be common, but it's also a sign that kids need more sleep. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Sacrificing Sleep Makes For Run-Down Teens — And Parents

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Donta Jackson's snack of choice is a bag of Skittles. Brett Myers/Youth Radio hide caption

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Do Parents Really Know What Their Kids Are Eating?

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A poll needs to ask about randomly selected children in households across the country to bring context to what's happening with kids like 7-year-old Henry Condes in Los Angeles. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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In Many Families, Exercise Is By Appointment Only

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From left: 8-year-old Celedonia, 3-year-old Gavin, Amy Spencer and Doug Brown gather around the kitchen as Doug prepares a fruit salad for dinner. Maggie Starbard/NPR hide caption

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Family Dinner: Treasured Tradition Or Bygone Ideal?

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A new poll explores what happens in American households during the hours between school and bedtime. Image courtesy of The Bishop family (left), The Benavides family (top right), NPR (center) and The Jacobs family (bottom right) hide caption

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How 'Crunch Time' Between School And Sleep Shapes Kids' Health

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