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|7/16/2015 - The National School Lunch Program's supplies meals for over 21 million low-income, food insecure children around the country. For many, it is the only meal they will eat all day, so the USDA created specific guidelines to ensure these students are receiving the most nutritious meal possible.
|7/10/2015 - The next time you find yourself at a busy restaurant, take a look around at the kids. Young tikes all the way to older teens are bound to have some kind of techno-gadget in their hands.
Just last year, AVG Digital Diaries shared their findings on how the Internet is impacting kids today. They found...|
|7/3/2015 - Is there a concerted effort on the part of authorities on the state and federal level to find ways to criminalize individual preparedness and any exercise of liberty? Some Americans might think so after the nightmare a Michigan family has endured, and all for the crime of camping.
According to various...|
|6/30/2015 - Norway has been named the world's best place to be a mother in an annual report released by Save the Children. Save the Children is an independent organization dedicated to helping children throughout the world and has been producing the State of the World's Mothers report for 13 years now. The rating...|
|4/21/2015 - Lately, it seems that fast food restaurants are jumping on the "get healthy" bandwagon, doing everything from displaying the calorie content of their meals to hyping up the fact that they now serve salads. Because we all know that a salad will offset the health problems one can incur from ingesting...|
|4/10/2015 - Suzanne Humphries, MD, is an internal medicine and kidney specialist who received conventional medical education. After seeing mainstream doctors and hospital staff categorically ignore routine vaccine injuries occurring in her patients, Dr. Humphries began researching vaccine science which validated...|
|11/26/2014 - It can be assumed that First Lady Michelle Obama had good intentions when she used her influence to foist her Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act on an unsuspecting population of school-aged American children.
After all, obesity, nutrition and hunger are real issues, but the dismal failure of the initiative...|
|8/24/2014 - Statistics from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) show that 3 percent of adults and 6 percent of children have one or more food allergies. The rate of food allergies among children has been steadily rising over the past two decades as well.
Johns Hopkins Children's Center headed a federally...|
|8/18/2014 - We all know the medical solution for ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is to drug kids with a pharmaceutical that closely resembles cocaine's molecular structure and forces adverse side effects -- Ritalin. The medical mafia never addresses causes for the restlessness that's labeled ADHD....|
|7/31/2014 9:37:22 AM - A Port St. Lucie, Florida, mother was arrested for felony child neglect and released on bail recently. She had to pitch nearly $4,000 to obtain bail. The charge is ridiculous considering that her seven-year-old son had walked there often.
He has a cell phone strapped around his neck, and when his...|
|4/5/2014 - One of the best and most successful of fitness programs in recent times is the National Football League's "Play 60" program, which uses professional football players to encourage kids to get at least an hour's worth of physical activity in per day, through personal visits and sponsored programs.
|10/19/2013 - A Long Island school recently banned all the elements in this article's title in order to protect the kids from "serious injury." Perhaps appropriate for preschoolers, perhaps at best, but this ban occurred in a middle school. Kids in middle schools are young teens.
In the TV video report on this...|
|8/27/2013 - There is something to be said for wanting to keep our children safe from harm. It's as natural an emotion for a parent as there is. But at some point we have to ask ourselves as a society if we're going to let abject fear take over our lives or if we're going to stand up and overcome our fears by being...|
|8/20/2013 - Researchers say in a new study that kids who drink soda pop generally score higher on aggressive behavior scales than kids who don't drink the carbonated beverages.
The lead author of the study said, though, that the increased aggressiveness may not necessarily be noticeable in individual children....|
|6/22/2013 - Kids can be picky eaters. If your little ones balk at anything green, then you're likely concerned that they're not getting the nutrition they need. Camouflaging food takes a little kitchen finesse, but you're covered with these proven tricks of the trade.
Reshape their FoodDo your children's noses...|
|6/1/2013 - Sometimes the simplest truths in life are proclaimed from the mouths of children, and this was definitely the case at the recent annual shareholder meeting of fast food giant McDonald's, where a nine-year-old girl schooled the company's CEO Don Thompson on the issue of junk food. According to reports,...|
|5/23/2013 - Your local police department could soon be adding to its revenue stream with the implementation of so-called "distracted driving" laws, which would fine drivers for talking on their cell phones, texting, and engaging in other activities that steal their attention from the road. And a new investigation...|
|5/13/2013 - Individual liberty is being burned at the stake, as governments set fire to people natural rights. This time it has everything to do with homeschooling.
It all started in Germany. Uwe and Hannelore Romeike were raising their five children in the German state of Baden-Wurttemberg, when they decided...|
|4/26/2013 - Despite years of warnings from the medical establishment about the dangers over-the-counter medications pose for young children, it is alarming to know that as many as 40 percent of parents are still giving their kids these harmful substances.
The latest University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's...|
|4/13/2013 - It's bad enough that big government statists are trying to take away your Bill of Rights, hide what goes into your foods, poison you with vaccines, run your healthcare, tax you into poverty, spend the country into oblivion and micromanage virtually every aspect of your life. Now, they think your kids...|
|4/1/2013 - The nanny state mentality is becoming more institutionalized in America as evidenced by the recent decision to ban the age-old gym class game of "Dodgeball" in one New Hampshire school - though trust me, others will follow suit.
In an incredible four to one decision, the five-member school board...|
|3/22/2013 - Studies done in the UK looked at the top broadcast network TV shows, most aimed at kids, over a given period of time, and found that 34 percent contained some sort of tobacco content.
They were looking for actual or implied tobacco use, the presence of smoking products, and other references to smoking...|
|3/17/2013 - Most U.S. parents can't tell when their children are overweight or obese, according to a nationally representative survey conducted by researchers from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH).
The poll was designed to explore parents' perceptions...|
|3/12/2013 - In an effort to encourage kids to eat more of nature's cleansing and nourishing foods, fruits and vegetables, schools are participating in growing programs, and finding that kids are more apt to try foods that they grow and prepare themselves.
"In a new study released in the March/April 2013 issue...|
|3/9/2013 - It's called doubling down. First, a teacher at the Park Elementary School in Baltimore flips out, because 7-year-old Josh Welch bites his strawberry tart, trying to make it look like a mountain---but it ends up looking (sort of) like a gun.
The teacher reports Josh, who is then suspended for two...|
|2/11/2013 - Computed tomography (CT) scans pose radiation hazards -- specifically, an elevated risk of developing cancer in later years -- that are particularly serious for children. But that doesn't stop doctors from routinely ordering CTs for kids, even for what used to be considered just a typical childhood...|
|1/29/2013 - Food allergies can undoubtedly cause some unpleasant effects on the body, but now it's taking a turn for the worse. A new study has found that almost one-third of suffering children are bullied due to their food allergies.
The lead researcher in the study was Dr. Eyal Shemesh, an associate professor...|
|12/14/2012 - Middle school students who are more physically fit get better grades and perform better on standardized tests, according to a study conducted by researchers from Michigan State University (MSU) and published in the Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness.
According to lead researcher Dawn...|
|11/2/2012 - Some people apparently think there are no fake victims, only real ones.
They believe that if all the oppression in the world were magically lifted tomorrow, people would suddenly become independent.
I don't believe that. I raise these issues because I think it's time for some honest input.
|10/23/2012 - If you've not been impressed by the taste of superfood powders that you mix with milk or water to make a nutrient-dense beverage, you need to know about X-Balance from SGN Nutrition. Of all the superfoods I've tasted and reviewed over the years, this one offers the most inviting taste of them all. It's...|
|10/15/2012 - It's that time of year when kids look forward to eating and drinking the wrong rainbow of colors. From lollipops to gummy ghouls, they are surrounded by artificially-colored and chemically-flavored treats intended to make Halloween "fun." Of course, most of these treats contain a toxic load of corn...|
|9/30/2012 - It's a mirror of the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal, in which NFL players allegedly won bonuses by knocking opposing players out of games.
But this is Pop Warner football in Orange County, California. These are 10 and 11 year olds. Two coaches of the Tustin Red Cobras are accused of paying between...|
|8/31/2012 - Getting kids to eat healthier is a challenge with all those TV ads promoting junk food for kids. As they grow old enough to mingle with their peers, they're exposed to other kids who eat junk food in daycare, kindergarten, or first and second grades.
Setting a strong example is the basis for starting...|
|8/2/2012 - What if a hurricane and disastrous man-made flood ruined the economy of your city to the point where children throughout the city could not get access to nourishing food?
Economic and nutritional degradation now sounds like most cities in America, even without a hurricane. The severe and epic disaster...|
|7/16/2012 3:10:49 PM - In addition to the normal aversions to fresh fruits and vegetables displayed by many young children, there are the pervasive TV and peer pressure enticements for sweet cereals, beverages, and stuff the cookie monster liked.
TV advertising, especially, attempts to con parents into thinking those delightfully...|
|5/18/2012 - The only worse thing about an increasing number of police departments collecting DNA evidence from suspects they arrest - before they've ever been actually convicted of any crimes - is that courts are continuing to back this egregious violation of civil liberties. So it was only a matter of time before...|
|4/3/2012 - Here's a concept that most parents will find a little hard to believe: new research shows that it's possible kids can be too clean.
You read that right.
That's because all of the soap dispensers, hand sanitizers and alcohol-tinged wipes could be robbing our kids from exposure to the germs that...|
|3/12/2012 4:35:07 PM - In perhaps the most amazing display of unmitigated gall since the Journal of Pediatrics declared mercury 'good for kids,' (1) Beef Products Inc. (BPI) told The Daily that its "lean finely textured beef," treated with ammonia, is good for America's schoolchildren. Last week The Daily broke...|
|12/14/2011 - Parents, educators and anyone interested in how children in the US are affected by the media will want to watch "Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood." The film, available for viewing online (www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uUU7cjfcdM), traces the connection between the full-scale media immersion...|
|6/21/2011 - The bank robbing outlaw Jesse James. The gangster Al Capone. Drug dealers and traffickers. Kids selling lemonade without a permit. Which one of these doesn't belong?
If you guessed the last one not only are you right, you are probably someone Big Brother may want to talk to someday, because obviously...|
|5/7/2011 - You know the perfect diet for your children. Breast milk for the first year at least. Then solids in the form of pureed fruits and vegetables starting at six months until twelve months. Then fresh fruits and vegetables all through the day, whole grains, clean protein products in the form of eggs, dairy...|
|4/14/2011 - Nearly one-forth of students are overweight or obese. Though junk food and fast food ads aren't completely to blame for childhood obesity, they do contribute to the overall problem.
The Impact of Banning Junk Food Ads Aimed at Kids
The Australian Medical Association has requested a ban on junk food...|
|3/19/2011 - A recent University of Pennsylvania study confirms what most parents already know: children are more likely to choose and even enjoy eating cereal if there is a licensed cartoon character on the box. More interesting is the news that if there are no cartoon characters on the box, kids are more likely...|
|3/3/2011 - More and more children in Europe are being diagnosed with asthma. But not all youngsters are equally at risk. Curiously, a new epidemiological study just published in The New England Journal of Medicine shows that children living on farms are significantly less likely to develop asthma than other kids.
|2/20/2011 - Antidepressants, ADHD drugs and other psychoactive medications are not only damaging to one's health, they can also be life-threatening. Yet evidence abounds in support of exercise and other healthy remedies.
Various research studies over the past decade indicate that regular exercise has more long-term...|
|2/1/2011 - When kids complain of sore throats and their tonsils appear infected, the condition known as tonsillitis, doctors are often quick to urge the surgical removal of these clumps of lymphatic tissue found on both sides of the throat. Tonsils are also cut out when babies and young children are found to have...|
|1/24/2011 - According to the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, the rate of childhood obesity has tripled in the last 30 years. Junk food is one of the culprits for the obesity epidemic. Kids are exposed to junk food in many ways, from unhealthy parental role models to marketing...|
|1/14/2011 - In a controlled study published in September 2010 of 156 7th graders aged 13 and 14 years-old, students were taught and practiced qigong moving meditation during school. Kids in the control group had normal school activities. The qigong group practiced for 25 minutes twice a week for 8 weeks. Prior...|
|12/30/2010 - Nearly half of the calories consumed by the average US child are empty junk food calories, according to a study conducted by researchers from the National Cancer Institute and published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.
Researchers evaluated the diets of children aged two to 18...|
|12/12/2010 - Urban market gardens are a great way for inner-city neighborhoods to unite around a common cause and improve the social fabric of their local community -- all while reaping a delicious harvest in the process. And a new study published in the Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education has...|
|12/7/2010 - Why are American kids so often overweight and even downright fat to the point many are developing type 2 diabetes, a disease that used to be unheard of except among middle-aged folks? Is it all due to junk food diets and lack of exercise? Those factors no doubt contribute to the epidemic of childhood...|
|11/23/2010 - Children and teens are viewing significantly more ads for fast food than similarly-aged children did in 2003, according to a year-long U.S. study that analyzed data on nutritional quality of food and media exposure. The study was conducted by members of the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity.
|11/9/2010 - According to a new survey by Consumer Reports, 84 percent of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are treated with drugs at some point.
Researchers from the magazine interviewed 934 parents whose children (under age 18) had been diagnosed with the disorder, asking...|
|11/1/2010 - A campaign is growing within the medical establishment, calling for the screening of all children for high cholesterol so that more of them can be put on cholesterol-lowering statin drugs.
Currently, U.S. medical guidelines recommend cholesterol screening for children whose parents or grandparents...|
|10/2/2010 - Just like their parents, kids today are learning to relax with yoga.
Stress is not the province of adults only. Children today encounter many stressful life events at earlier ages from homework, competition with other children, tight schedules, and extra-curricular activities.
Yoga combines several...|
|9/14/2010 - In April, we introduced NaturalNews readers to Bear Fruit Bars, a simple, nutritious organic line of fruit bars available in apple, cherry, blueberry and raspberry flavors. Since then, the feedback from readers has been consistently positive -- they like the simplicity, the "kid-friendly acceptability"...|
|12/10/2009 - Many party hosts feel they are giving kids the ultimate treat by spreading a table laden with every imaginable kind of junk food. A typical party table is graced with a white flour, frosted cake in the center decorated with a sugary, colorant laden picture of Superman or Barbie. There is likely to be...|
|11/12/2009 - The commercial milk industry is planning to initiate a nationwide marketing campaign on Monday designed to keep chocolate milk in schools. Soda, candy, and other junk foods have been undergoing criticism recently for contributing to childhood obesity, leading the milk lobby to campaign for support...|
|10/29/2009 - Most parents are aware that too much refined sugar isn't good for their kids. Now a new study indicates that children who are given sweets on a daily basis are more likely to end up as violent adults. The Welsh study, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, examined data on more than 17,000...|
|7/13/2009 - It's horrible enough for anyone to have Crohn's disease -- a chronic inflammatory disorder that can affect any area of the gastrointestinal tract, from the mouth to the anus, causing excruciating pain, bleeding, weight loss and diarrhea. However, it is even more worrisome when a child suffers from the...|
|4/23/2009 - Kids get so little Vitamin D these days, that Rickets- a disease that was thought to be virtually eradicated over 50 years ago in developed countries- is back again. With it's characteristic bowed legs from improper bone hardening, rickets is caused by a simple nutritional deficiency, yet children right...|
|2/21/2009 - In an announcement that's picking up considerable press, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation (which includes the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation) has announced it's doing something to prevent kids from getting fatter. They're calling for kids to visit dieticians,...|
|12/13/2008 - Anyone who is striving to be health conscious in today's society soon realizes that teaching healthy eating principles and habits to our children is vitally important. Many things can be taught simply by example and in this vein here are some ideas for healthy eating activities, ideas, and tips especially...|
|11/9/2008 - Father no longer knows best, at least according to a Canadian court that decided a father was being too severe with his punishment when he told his 12-year-old daughter that he would not allow her to go on a school trip after he caught her chatting on Internet websites that he had attempted to block...|
|10/27/2008 - Kids are back in school and flu season is around the corner if not already upon us. Last January the FDA urged parents not to give over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold drugs to kids younger than 2 years of age. A few months prior to this red flag advisory, dozens of infant cough and cold products were...|
|10/1/2008 - If we were not confused enough already, out comes a new recommendation that runs against nutritional wisdom. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently changed its recommendation for children under 2 years old from whole milk to 2% milk. The measure is to counteract the growing obesity problem among...|
|9/20/2008 - If we were not confused enough already, out comes a new recommendation that runs against nutritional wisdom. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently changed its recommendation for children under 2 years old from whole milk to 2% milk. The measure is to counteract the growing obesity problem among...|
|9/4/2008 - The following is a transcript of a broadcast of The Health Ranger Show. You can find the downloadable audio of this program here: http://www.naturalnews.com/Index-Podcasts.html
What is the biggest myth about nutritional supplements? You've often wondered about that haven't you? There is a lot of...|
|8/20/2008 - The media is applauding a recent announcement by Burger King introducing new healthy menu items designed to appeal to kids. Apparently the term 'healthy' is relative. While it may be a baby step in the right direction, one is left thinking, "Gee, Burger King, is this really the best you can do?"
|4/22/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Raw Summit Teleseminar program which can be found at (www.rawsummitarchives.com) . In this excerpt, Dr. Gabriel Cousens shares important information on the importance of B12 regarding how to stop the poisoning of infants.
Raw Summit Excerpt with Dr....|
|4/12/2008 - I received quite a bit of feedback to my recent article that asked whether children should train and compete in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Most of the feedback was critical of my advocacy of children's involvement in this sport, and while I greatly honor the comments and criticisms I receive from readers,...|
|4/11/2008 - Following the atrociously-inaccurate story published by the Associated Press about children being involved in MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fights, there has been a lot of talk about MMA and children's health in the mainstream media. But like the mainstream news coverage on many topics (including nutrition...|
|3/4/2008 - An initiative to encourage healthy food choices and at the same time educate children about growing and cooking foods has the endorsement of the Australian Federal Government for a rollout of the program to schools around Australia.
The concept called "A Kitchen Garden" is designed for children in...|
|12/7/2007 - Cholesterol, white cell count, blood pressure - when it comes to testing the health of your blood, levels matter and everyone has an opinion. In analyzing the effect of lead poisoning, experts seem to agree that lead is considerably more harmful to children than adults because it can affect children's...|
|12/27/2006 - Children who live in sprawling suburbs and rely on cars for daily transport to school and other activities are more likely to be overweight than kids who live in cities, where many activities are accessible by foot, according to a new study appearing in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
|12/23/2006 - When an 11-year-old was recovering from brain surgery, his mother felt relived that he was able to play some familiar video games to relieve the tension and distress that often comes with a post-operative recovery period.
Gus was an all-star soccer player and tae kwon do green belt before being...|
|10/30/2006 - Adults, please don't fall into the candy-giving trap this Halloween when those adorable, costumed-clad kids ring your doorbell. Halloween does not have to be a mandatory give-out-sugar today!
You see, handing out candies -- or what I call blood-sugar bouncing "treats" -- is a "tricky" proposition....|
|10/30/2006 - The next time you get up early on a Saturday morning, turn on your television to any one of the major broadcast stations or child-oriented cable networks. In between Saturday morning cartoons, you'll suddenly find yourself bombarded by commercials advertising fast food and sugary breakfast cereal and...|
|10/17/2006 - School lunches and vending machines aren't the only places to look for ways to improve students' nutrition. Modest changes in the kinds of snacks offered at after-school programs can also have a significant positive impact on children's diets, UC Davis researchers report in the September 2006 issue...|
|10/3/2006 - A study published in the October issue of the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine found that as many as one-third of American children are out of shape.
The researchers assessed the physical fitness of 3,287 children aged 12 to 19 who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination...|
|8/31/2006 - Reynolds Tobacco (or RJR), the company that brought us Joe Camel, is up to its old tricks, targeting our children again.
Twenty years ago RJR created Joe Camel, who blew smoke rings over Times Square and was so heavily promoted that more children recognized this cartoon character than Walt Disney’s...|
|8/30/2006 - To help launch a line of sweet, creamy banana Frappuccinos last month, Starbucks Corp. sponsored a family-oriented community event—a free day at the Phoenix Zoo.
For adults, there were samples of espresso-infused Banana Coconut Frappuccino. But the coffee retailer also set out samples that the kids...|
|8/23/2006 - Despite years of public outcry, based on recommendations by President Bush's New Freedom Commission to screen all school children for mental illness, TeenScreen is now being administered in the nation's public school system and children are being regularly diagnosed with one, or more, disorders chosen...|
|7/13/2006 - Many experts name Ray Kroc, founder of the McDonald's franchise, and Walt Disney as the pioneers of child-focused marketing, since they first recognized children as a separate marketing demographic from adults in the 1960s. For Kroc and Disney, the decision was a pragmatic business move. "A child who...|
|10/10/2005 - Jennifer Mattox hopes to someday enjoy the same kind of attention as Morgan Spurlock, director and producer of the Oscar-nominated 2004 fast-food documentary "Supersize Me." In fact, Spurlock's film inspired Mattox not only to film her own feature-length documentary, but also to launch an entire independent...|
|8/27/2005 - The following is a Street Spirit interview with Robert Whitaker, author of Mad In America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill. It is reprinted here with permission from the Street Spirit in Oakland, California. The interview is conducted by Terry Messman, editor...|
|7/18/2005 - Jessica: I'm talking with Jennifer Mattox, founder of Faerie Films and director of the upcoming documentary, "Vending Machine." Can you tell me a little bit about Faerie Films and why you launched the company?
Mattox: Faerie Films was created because I was very interested in social behavior and the...|
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|5/24/2004 5:10:26 PM - As a nation, we're doping up our kids on an ever-increasing array of
dangerous prescription drugs. With millions of children already taking a
powerful narcotic (Ritalin), now millions more are being dose with
expensive drugs that alter brain chemistry and have been clearly shown
to cause children...|
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