June 20, 2011 Researchers in Maine found no significant relationship between the proximity of unhealthful food stores to schools and high school students' weight. But a critic said the study was too small to answer the question definitively.
March 4, 2011 The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia want McDonald's to report to the world on what it's doing to address concerns about the health effects of fast food. The nuns are particularly concerned about children's health.
February 10, 2011 A California mom is part of a lawsuit that claims the marketing of Nutella as a healthful food is misleading. The maker of the chocolaty, nutty spread stands by its product.
February 7, 2011 Formula-fed kids who started on solid food by four months were six times more likely to become obese as preschoolers. For kids who got breast milk, there was no difference in obesity risk tied to when solid foods were introduced.
February 4, 2011 The link wasn't explained by other factors, including the amount of TV watched or the time of day moms worked. The weight gain was small, about a pound, and no reason for moms to feel guilty, the lead researcher says.
August 9, 2010 More girls at experiencing early onset puberty at age 7, raising concerns for eventual cancers.
February 10, 2010 One can't help but ponder how much easier healthy eating might be for children living in a dual-income household with two ivy leaguers as parents, and, how much more convenient healthy eating becomes after moving into the White House where expert ...