Credit: Paul Sakuma, AP WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's largest food companies say they will cut back on marketing unhealthy foods to children, proposing their own set of advertising standards after rejecting similar guidelines proposed...The nation's largest food companies propose their own set of advertising standards after rejecting similar guidelines proposed by the federal government.
Nothing says "summer" like a good fast food tie-in. Among my favorites? The first Transformers movie, which was rated PG-13 but lent its brand to Happy Meal toys aimed at kids 4-9. Too bad the adult meal didn't come with a person to explain why t...Nothing says "summer" like a good fast food tie-in.
Watch Video Related to This ArticleHey, kids! Be careful what you eat in Philly! Credit: Getty Images The streets of north Philadelphia are no longer safe for kids sipping sugary soft drinks and shoveling bags of potato chips and ch...Put down that soda! Drop the chips! Parents patrol food shops to keep kids from eating junk.
Kids are bombarded by advertising for junk food and fast food everywhere they turn. Credit: Corbis Even when marketed as "now with real juice!" or "contains 10 essential vitamins," a sugary soda with 300 calories just isn't good for yo...Kids are bombarded by advertising for junk food and fast food everywhere they turn.
Not every bite-size, crunchy snack is loaded with fat and calories. Credit: Getty ImagesWho knew if you offered a kid broccoli and apple sticks, they'd grow to prefer them over Pop-Tarts and mac and cheese? A group of researchers at UC Berk...Sounds shocking, but this study found if you teach kids about good nutrition, they'll actually want to eat their veggies. Dig in!
Would you eat your veggies if they were shaped like Shrek? Credit: Gabriel Bouys, AFP / Getty ImagesMacaroni and cheese -- at least in a kid's world -- rates as a delicacy. Put the pasta in a shape vaguely resembling Shrek, however, and oo l...
When a snack attack strikes, are kids opting for junk food? Credit: Paul J. Richards, AFP/Getty ImagesApples, carrot sticks or raisins? Puh-leeze. When it comes to snack time, more kids are reaching for salty chips, candy and junk food than e...
A study published in the Health Education & Behavior journal looked at six middle schools over a two year period. In three of these schools the snacks offered did not change, but did so in the other three schools in Connecticut. Snacks that did...
Got cabin fever? Kids driving you crazy? Try teaching them to juggle or bring spring inside with an indoor terrarium. -- AlphaMom The division of labor in family life can feel more like tug-of-war than partnership. Here's how one couple finally le...
Several studies in a recent New York Times article entitled "Honey, I Plumped the Kids" seem to be pointing in that direction. As we all know by now, human beings are getting bigger--and by bigger, I really mean fatter. In 2005 it was estimated ther...
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