Nutrition: Big Kids

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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.

Video Gamers: The Overeating Defenders of the Universe

Killing aliens makes a kid hungry. Credit: Corbis Space aliens have invaded Earth, demanding we have their dress shirts cleaned and...Research finds gamers pack away the pounds while blowing away the aliens.

Federal Regulators Take Aim at Toucan Sam, Calling for Healthier Food

The FTC is making food manufacturers and restaurants an offer they can't refuse: Provide healthier food or the toucan gets it. Credit:...Cereal killers? FTC makes companies an offer they can't refuse.

Ostracized Overweight Kids Eat More, Exercise Less

Check out what our Healthy Family Challengers are doing to stay in shape!
Credit: Getty Images When overweight kids are teased or...
Researchers suggests friends are a healthy alternative to food.

Philly Parents Patrol Corner Stores to Stop Students From Eating Junk Food

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Hey, kids! Be careful what you eat in Philly! Credit: Getty Images The streets of north...
Put down that soda! Drop the chips! Parents patrol food shops to keep kids from eating junk.

Picky Eaters? The Sneaky Chef Offers Tips to Get Your Kids to Try Healthy Foods

Mac N Cheese Muffins from The Sneaky Chef. Credit: Photograph © Jerry Errico As The Sneaky Chef, Missy Chase Lapine...Just sneak in a few superfoods to get kids to eat their veggies.

Smile While Eating Your Veggies and Your Kids Might Just Eat Their Broccoli, Study Shows

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Want your kids to eat their veggies? Smile next time you chomp on a carrot. Credit: AP If you...
Kids not eating their veggies? Put on a happy face!

Do You Let Your Kids Have Energy Drinks?

If your kid chugs energy drinks, he could be getting twice the caffeine of soda. Credit: Getty Images Energy drinks like Red Bull are...An article in Pediatrics finds that up to half of adolescents and young adults swig caffeine-packed energy drinks.

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