Nutrition: Teens

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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 ost...
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 Philadelp...
Put down that soda! Drop the chips! Parents patrol food shops to keep kids from eating junk.

Number of Depressed College Students On the Rise, Study Says

A breeding ground for depressed students. Credit: AP Parents hear a lot of buzz about the stress college students face today, regardles...A recent study of college students suggests that the declining emotional condition of students is on the rise. Is your child among those suffering?

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 v...An article in Pediatrics finds that up to half of adolescents and young adults swig caffeine-packed energy drinks.

Government Issues New Dietary Guidelines, Advises Americans to Cut Down on Salt

The Agriculture and Health and Human Services departments are telling those 51 and older to reduce daily sodium intake. Credit: Corbis ...That's the advice to consumers - and the food industry - as the government issues new dietary guidelines, which are the recommendations behind the popular food pyramid.

New Guidelines Would Make School Lunches Healthier

New federal standards could have your kids eating healthier at school. Credit: AP WASHINGTON (AP) - Schoolchildren would have to hold t...Your kids may be swapping apples for fries under new school lunch guidelines.

Can You Control What Your Children Eat?

Just try and stop him. Credit: Corbis
A new study from Johns Hopkins University makes a somewhat startling claim -- that parents ...

Male Anorexia: One Boy's Story

Eric Ostendorf, left, at age 10, pre-anorexia; Ostendorf, center, at age 15 with full-blown anorexia; Ostendorf at age 17, a recovered ano...Eric Ostendorf was starving himself while engaging in obsessive-compulsive exercise regimens.

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