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What We’re Reading – 3/9/16

Helping Latino Children Reach a Healthy Weight by Kindergarten Latino youths in the United States are more likely to be overweight or obese than their white peers. There are countless factors that may directly impact obesity rates or act as barriers or facilitators to healthy weight in this population, and this implies that the problem Continue reading

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How are Kids Eating Fruit?

A recent study featured in Pediatrics has addressed just that question. Researchers analyzed data from over 3,000 children ages 2-19 from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which took place from 2011-2012. The data revealed that: Whole fruits made up 53% of youth daily fruit intake 100% fruit juice comprised 34% of daily fruit Continue reading