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Food Pyramid Out, 'My Plate' in For Healthy Eating

A sample plate of the new food icon My Plate, is unveiled at the Agriculture Department. Credit: Susan Walsh, AP WASHINGTON (AP) - Ther...There's a new U.S. symbol for healthful eating: The Agriculture Department unveiled "My Plate" on Thursday, abandoning the food pyramid that had guided many Americans but merely confused others.

Getting Kids to Try New and Healthy Foods

"How do I get my child to eat fruits and veggies?" "Is it OK for my child to take a vitamin supplement and then eat anything he wants?" "My child ...Kids picky eaters? Commit to changes to get them to try new foods.

Test Scores Go Up When Learning Is Combined With Fitness

Exercising every school day for 40 minutes in a regimen that includes flexing a few mental muscles increased test scores in elementary sch...Study blurs the line between physical educaton and other classes.

Can What You Eat During Pregnancy Make Your Baby Fat?

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A mother's diet during pregnancy can alter the DNA of her child. Credit: Kei...
Craving chocolate during pregnancy? You might want to read this study before you dive in.

Pregnant Moms Who Exercise Help Baby's Heart, Too, Study Finds

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Pregnant moms who exercise deliver healthier babies, a new study finds. Credit: Getty Im...
Exercise will pump you up, but it also pumps up your baby.

Hispanic Kids Don't Get Enough Exercise, Study Finds

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Hispanics don't exercise all that much in their spare time, a new study finds. Credit: Getty Im...
Kids' activities, at least during leisure time, mirrors that of adults.

Wrist Size in Kids May Indicate Future Heart Disease Risk

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Its all in the wrists! Credit: Getty I...
"It's all in the wrist" has new meaning for overweight kids.

New Parents Eat More, Exercise Less Than Their Childless Peers

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Diet habits are worse among new parents. Credit: Getty Images Babies add so much to their par...
Study shows young, new parents take in more calories than their peers who don't have kids.

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