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Doctors: Early school start times unhealthy for students

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you think school starts too early, you aren't the only one.<p>A new policy statement published by the American Academy of Pediatrics is on the side of groggy students falling asleep at their desks and their parents who are tired of nagging them to get out of bed in the morning.<p>They say that …

Quick Breakfast Ideas That Are Actually Healthy

5-Minute Breakfasts That Are Actually Healthy<p>Seriously, you have no excuse for hitting the drive-thru<p>If your idea of a grab-and-go breakfast is a bowl of cereal or a granola bar, prepare to have your mind blown. You can make a pretty impressive morning meal that’s actually good for you in five …

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Beating Obesity

By 2015, four out of 10 Americans may be obese. Until last year, the author was one of them. The way he lost one-third of his weight isn’t for everyone. But unless America stops cheering The Biggest Loser and starts getting serious about preventing obesity, the country risks being overwhelmed by …

A Back-to-School Message: Emphasize Childhood Health, Not Obesity

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta released a powerful anti-obesity PSA showing a man suffering a heart attack in the ER, which then progresses to an intense flashback to what food choices and activities led to this event. During the PSA you see the man's first person view as an adult, teenager and …

As kids get fatter, fewer parents can tell their children are obese

Researchers have identified a new culprit in the epidemic of childhood obesity: parents who can't even tell that their pudgy kids are overweight.<p>A new study in the journal Pediatrics finds that American parents are significantly less likely to make an accurate assessment of their children's weight …

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Treating Obesity in Children: Does it Even Make Sense?

In a recent Parents.com post, I asked whether or not the childhood obesity trend could be reversed. While there's no simple answer to this question, a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that we're moving in the right direction—at least among low-income …

Should Schools Be Responsible for Childhood Obesity Prevention?

How educators are struggling to keep junk food out of classrooms, and why it matters if schools become the frontline in the fight against childhood obesity<p>With the nation's childhood obesity rate triple what it was 30 years ago for adolescents, expectations that schools will do more to help keep …