Sign in with Facebook

Sign in with Twitter

Create an account

overweight & obesity

girl drinking orange juice

Can I Give My Child Juice?

Is it really all that unhealthy to give my child sugar-sweetened drinks? more


Does Sugar Make Kids Hyperactive?

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, Christmas cookies, and Halloween candies, and then brace themselves for the ensuing “sugar high.”... more


Are Formula-Fed Babies At Greater Risk For Obesity?

Will my baby’s risk for obesity be greater if I need to supplement with formula? more

baby breastfeeding_28

Is My Night-Nursing Baby At Risk For Obesity?

Is my child at an increased risk for obesity if he regularly breastfeeds throughout the night? more


Early Introduction Of Solid Foods Increases Obesity Risk

Formula-fed infants introduced to solid foods before they are 4 months old are at greater risk for becoming obese by the time they are 3 years old, according to a new study from Harvard published in the February 2011 issue... more

baby breastfeeding_23

Will Breastfeeding Reduce My Child’s Risk Of Obesity?

Can any amount of breastfeeding reduce my child's risk of obesity later in life? more