1 in 7 Low-Income Preschoolers Is Obese
CDC stats do show the epidemic might be slowing down among poor families
THURSDAY, July 23 (HealthDay News) -- One in seven preschoolers
from low-income families in the United States are considered obese, a new government report shows.
However, the same report finds that the news i...
Overweight Preschoolers Raise Their Heart Disease Risk
Study found they showed early signs of cardiovascular trouble
WEDNESDAY, March 11 (HealthDay News) -- In yet another sign that obesity poses health risks at any age, new research shows that overweight children as young as age 3 can begin to show signs of cardiovascular disease risk fac...
Amid rising childhood obesity, preschoolers found to be inactive
The rate of childhood obesity has risen significantly in the United States, with many children becoming overweight at younger ages. At the same time, the number of preschoolers
in center-based programs is also on the rise. Now a new study finds that, contrary to conventional wisdom, preschoolers
Aggressive preschoolers found to have fewer friends than others
Preschoolers who are aggressive, angry, and inattentive tend to have fewer playmates than their non-aggressive classmates, whether they are boys or girls. In comparison, non-aggressive children do better at interactions with many peers over time.
Those are the findings of new research that use...
Chinese Preschoolers Participate in Fund Drive to Help the Victims of Sichuan Quake
Four and five year-old Chinese students learn the lesson of helping others in the wake of the Sichuan earthquake
NANJING, China, May 16 /PRNewswire/ -- In the aftermath of the
devastating Sichuan earthquake, even the youngest members of China are
looking for ways to join in the ...
How Best to Treat Preschoolers With ADHD? The Harvard Mental Health Letter Discusses the Options
BOSTON, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is no longer diagnosed just
in schoolchildren. ADHD has already become the most common mental health
diagnosis for children ages 3 to 5. Researchers have now begun to explore
the use of drugs and other t...
Nonmedicinal treatment touted for preschoolers with ADHD
Non-medicinal interventions are highly effective in preventing the behavioral and academic problems associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), according to a five-year study led by researchers at Lehigh Universitys College of Education.
The study, titled Project Achieve an...
New treatment reduces severity of asthma attacks in preschoolers
This release is available in French .
Montreal, January 22, 2009 The largest study of its kind on preschoolers
has demonstrated that preventive treatment with high doses of inhaled corticosteroids is effective in reducing the severity and duration of asthma attacks triggered by colds. Dr....
Close ties between parents and babies yield benefits for preschoolers
Having close ties with parents is obviously good for preschoolers, but what does that really mean? It means that the preschoolers
are better able to control their own behavior by showing patience, deliberation, restraint, and even maturity.
Thats the finding of a new study conducted by researc...
Child mental health experts issue psychiatric medication treatment guidelines for preschoolers
The number of preschool-age children being treated with stimulants, antidepressants and other psychiatric drugs is on the rise, despite limited research and a lack of clinical practice guidelines. In a first step toward standardizing treatment approaches, child mental health professionals from the...
Names turn preschoolers into vegetable lovers
Do you have a picky preschooler who's avoiding their vegetables? A new Cornell University study shows that giving vegetables catchy new names like X-Ray Vision Carrots and Tomato Bursts left preschoolers
asking for more.
When 186 four-year olds were given carrots called "X-ray Vision Carrots"...
News from the April 2009 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
... choosing a vegetarian diet."
Other studies published in the April 2009 Journal of the American Dietetic Association include:
Diet Quality of preschoolers
in Greece Based on The Healthy Eating Index; The GENESIS Study
Underreporting of Food Intake among Mexican/Mexican-American Women: Rates and Correlat...
News from the January 2009 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
...ways meet the nutritional needs of preschool children and how making time for meals directly influences diets of young adults.
Packing a Lunch for preschoolers
May Not Be a Good Idea
Approximately 13 million children in the United States eat three or more meals and snacks each day at one of the country's 1...
In child care, relationships with caregivers key to children's stress levels
...eclines over the course of the day. But recent research has found that many preschoolers
in full-day child care have increases in cortisol from morning to afternoon...mber/December 2008 issue of Child Development .
The study looked at 191 preschoolers
attending 12 child care centers in a small southeastern U.S. community to d...
Parents shape whether their children learn to eat fruits and vegetables
...a preschooler's eating patterns for his or her lifetime.
To combat the increasing problem of childhood obesity, researchers are studying how to get preschoolers
to eat more fruits and vegetables. According to researchers at Washington University in St. Louis, one way is early home interventions teaching paren...
Childhood obesity among Quebec Cree raises concerns
...ildren. In a study published recently in the American Journal of Public Health, University of Alberta researchers found that up to 65 per cent of Cree preschoolers
in northern Quebec communities were overweight or obese.
Dr. Noreen Willows, a community nutritionist at the University of Alberta, and her colleagu...