Ever since a pair of journal articles were published in 2013, the relationship between breastfeeding and childhood obesity has seemed controversial and inconclusive. On one side, analyses from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the World... more
Although the widespread national “Let’s Move!” campaign encourages healthy behaviors including good nutrition and physical activity, childhood obesity continues to be a major U.S. public health problem. Efforts to address the problem often focus on older elementary, middle school, and high... more
As New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg pleads for the soda ban fight to continue after his term is up, and the American Medical Association calls for taxation on high-sugar beverages such as soda and juice flavored drinks, a new... more
“I’d like two cheeseburgers, two large orders of fries, 6-piece chicken nuggets, and four medium cokes.” Sound familiar? It should—an estimated 50 million Americans eat in fast food restaurants every day. Knowing how busy today’s families are, it’s easy to... more
Generations of well-meaning parents and highly educated doctors can’t all be wrong…or can they? For decades now, sugar-laden holidays have been a source of celebration and consternation. Parents and grandparents alike happily satisfy a child’s sweet tooth with birthday cakes,... more
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