Diet & Nutrition

More sleep makes for healthier teens 
More sleep makes for healthier teens
Researchers say teens who get enough sleep can avoid weight gain. Learn how you can help your child get enough zzzz’s.
Soda ban could have backfired, researchers say 
Soda ban could have backfired, researchers say
New research suggests that banning sugary drinks may actually encourage people to drink more, not less.
Are apple-shaped bodies more prone to kidney disease? 
Are apple-shaped bodies more prone to kidney disease?
According to a new report, when abdominal fat increases it lowers kidney function, putting people at risk for kidney disease later in life.
Verdict’s In: Researchers say you eat more when you drink 
Verdict’s In: Researchers say you eat more when you drink
A new study says Americans are eating more unhealthy calories when they consume alcohol.
2 simple ways parents can help prevent childhood obesity 
2 simple ways parents can help prevent childhood obesity
Portion control can be a challenge for children. But two new studies suggest that using smaller dishes and eating more frequently may help kids cut calories.
Fruit-infused chocolate: New sweet health trend 
Fruit-infused chocolate: New sweet health trend
A new technology aims to lower the fat content of chocolate by adding in fruit juice and other natural sweeteners. Read more.
First Lady’s contest turns kids into chefs 
First Lady’s contest turns kids into chefs
Michelle Obama hopes her lunch recipe challenge will be just the right ingredient to help kids eat healthier.