Nutrition: Tweens

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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.

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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My Kids Won't Eat Healthy Snacks!

Dear AdviceMama, I have a very difficult time getting my 5-year-old and 9-year-old to eat healthy snacks. All they want are things like potato...When you offer your children good food to snack on, try not to come across as though you care so much about whether they eat it.

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:...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.

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