A coalition of groups, including the Chicago-based national YMCA, has issued the first-ever comprehensive national nutritonal and physical activity guidelines for camps and after school programs. The standards were issued Tuesday by the Healthy Out-of-School Time Coalition and coordinated by th
Yes, it's true: Jogging, long thought to hurt knees with all that pounding and rattling around, may actually be beneficial for the complex and critical joint. There are caveats, though, especially for people who have suffered significant knee injury or are overweight.
It probably comes as no surprise to most parents, and regular readers of our blog, that kids prefer the taste of cereals marketed with popular cartoon characters.But a new study suggests that a box sporting Shrek or Dora the Explorer may also make children forget their reservations about unhealthful
A new study adds yet another reason to consider scaling back your soda intake, and it's already putting beverage makers on the defensive.Researchers from the School of Public Health at Imperial College in London analyzed the diets of nearly 2,700 middle-aged people in the U.S.
Veteran food reporter Marian Burros asked the question that was on a lot of peoples' minds today when USDA unveiled its revised nutrition guidelines: Why don't they just say steer clear of red meat?Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack gave this guarded answer:"The guidelines do mention the need for mor