In the upcoming school year, there will be new legislation governing how much junk kids get at school. But it's still a work in progress.
Nutrition is confusing. Take milk: it turns out, the nutritional value of different kinds of milks varies widely. Cow, soy, almond, coconut, you name it... their only common denominator may just be the title "milk."
Which Milk Is Most Nutritious: Soy, Cashew, Almond or Coconut?
Vegans and others may prefer to drink plant-based milks over milk that comes from animals for a variety of reasons. Read More
For ages, people have blamed zits on the greasy fast foods. It turns out that oil is not to blame - sugar is the real culprit. Your skin will look even more fab if you consume less of the refined sweet stuff plus more fruits, veggies, and other whole foods.
Yes! Foods may fight acne
Acne can be an embarrassing problem that seemingly no amount of expensive creams and ointments can resolve. But research suggests that in some cases, what you put in your mouth may be as important as what you put on your skin. I’ve had a lot of patients who get their...Read More
As Perri Klass (pediatrician, personal hero) describes in this article, it's not just the disenfranchised youth but also the mainstream ones who face hurdles around self esteem during adolescence. GUTS (Growing Up Today Study) looked beyond body image perception and asked: what medicine and supplements do typical developing tweens and teens take in an effort to change their shape? The answers may not be surprising, but the numbers of teens doing it might...
Attention, Teenagers: Nobody Really Looks Like That
The universal truth of puberty and adolescence is body change, and relatively rapid body change. Teenagers have to cope with all kinds of comparisons, with their peers, with the childhood bodies they leave behind, and...Read More
This coalition statement - written by doctors, research scientists, and health advocates - shines a light on the effects of modern-day chemicals on growing bodies and brains. It's high time to take action here. Or, at the very least, heed the advice of this group of brilliant contributors. Want to read the official version? click here
A Call for Action on Toxic Chemicals
Every day, children and adults are exposed to a variety of chemicals found in common household items. Now a growing body of research suggests that many of these chemicals — which are used to make plastic more flexible...Read More
..there appears to be "good" marketing as well.
How to Sell Kids on Vegetables
The same marketing techniques used to convince children to eat junk food are highly effective in promoting fruits and vegetables, a new study has found. Researchers assigned 10 elementary schools to one of four groups. In the first, they posted vinyl banners around...Read More
It turns out, raw eggs are not the only reason licking the batter is bad for you.