Partnering with a University for Health and Fitness

An intermediate school is partnering with a university for health and fitness to help parents and children fight childhood obesity. At Carrigan School in West Haven Connecticut, students and families are learning about nutrition and active lifestyles with help from...

Obese Children Don’t Have to Remain That Way

Obese children don’t have to remain that way if certain challenges are overcome by the time they are adolescents. Research recently found that obese children often do become obese adolescents, but they are less likely to do so if they do not have an obese parent...

Banning Chocolate Milk from Schools

The intention behind banning chocolate milk from schools was a good one.  School officials reasoned that children would consume less sugar and make healthy choices as an alternative.  However, the ban had unintended consequences. Because of the need to combat...