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How to Encourage Preteens to Choose Healthy Foods

Over the years, I have counseled many obese children in the Bronx, NewYork City, area on how to navigate their. Since thegovernment regulates the food served in these schools, it’s not too toughto find healthy choices. Often, my biggest challenge is to teach thesechildren how to balance their plates and scale back on higher-calorie seconds. Butas these youngsters turn into preteens and teenagers, they...
Source : usnews |
Category : Health

Study finds many preteens have unhealthy cholesterol levels

There's fresh evidence that a lot of young people could be headed for heart trouble. A large study of preteens in Texas found that about one-third of them had borderline or high cholesterol when tested during routine physical exams.The results seem to support recent guidelines that call for every child to have a cholesterol test between 9 and 11 - the ages of the 13,000 youths in this study. Many doctors...
Source : Fox News |
Category : Health

Parents can protect kids from cyberbullying study

annual study conducted by security software firm McAfee and released recently indicates that parents can play a key role in keeping cyber-bullying to a minimum among teens.A total of 1,502 pre-teens and teens in the United States, aged 10 to 18, were interviewed over a two-week period in April of 2014. Although the findings are disturbing -- 87% of preteens and teens witnessed cyber-bullying in 2014,...
Source : Hindustan Times |
Category : Life Style | City : Delhi

Facebook patent reveals plans for children to join the social network

company has designs for a system that allows children younger than 13 to be supervised by parents, according to a new patentFacebook patent describes system of preteen authorisation and parental consent. Photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty ImagesFacebook is working on a way to allow children under 13 years old join the social network.The company has designs for a system that allows children younger...
Source : Guardian |
Category : Others

Early start to weight gain tied to later heart risks

(Reuters Health) - Kids who start rapidly gaining weight early in childhood are more likely to have higher blood pressure and other signs of future heart trouble as preteens, a new study suggests."There's a natural tendency early in life for children to thin out as they grow taller and gain stature faster than they gain weight," Dr. Mark D. DeBoer said.But eventually, all kids hit a point when they...
Source : Reuters India |
Category : Health | City : New York

Inside revamped Disney Magic

I glance at the three-story water slide, I feel butterflies in my stomach, just for a second. This thrill ride sends guests on a near vertical drop when the floor beneath them opens like a trap door.“We touched every space of the ship. It was a complete remodel, but it was important to maintain the profile of the ship.”“It’s scary,” warns the waterlogged preteen in front of me. However, “this is my...
Source : Fox News |
Category : Headlines

Study Says E-cigarette Use Doubles Among US Teens

2012, the number of American teens and preteens smoking electronic cigarettes doubled, say US health authorities. Some 1.78 million US middle and high school students -- around 11 to 18 years old -- smoked so-called e-cigarettes in 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a new study. An estimated 160,000 of them had never even smoked a conventional c...
Source : Medindia |
Category : Health

Taylor Smith's Future Letter To Self Goes Viral After Her Death: Read Here

young girl passed way before her time, but she left something extraordinary for her parents to remember her by. Taylor Smith was only 12 years old when she died suddenly from pneumonia on Jan. 5, but the Tennessee preteen had written a letter to her future 22-year-old self, NBC's "Taylor, too excited to keep the precious note a secret, told her mother it was to be opened in 2023. But after her untimely...
Category : Business

How The Disney Marketing Machine Creates A Teen Star

turns out, the kid who used to rock shaggy hair and a chastity ring in front of a screaming crowd of tweens is surprisingly normal and well-adjusted.Jonas is now 24, and his confessional offers insight into what it was like growing up under the watchful eye of Disney.He and his brothers Nick and Kevin struggled on their own to find an audience, but Disney knew they could shape them into preteen idols...
Source : News Times |
Category : Business

Review: 'Here Comes the Devil' is delightfully creepy

Director Adrian Garcia Bogliano knows how to set a spooky mood even while indulging in weirdness, loudness and over-the-top acting.The kids are definitely not all right in Spanish-born horror-meister Adrián García Bogliano's dreadfest, "Here Comes the Devil." Set in a harshly lit Tijuana and dusted with the juju of a thousand possession flicks, it concerns a beachgoing family whose preteen son and...
Source : Los Angeles Times |
Category : Entertainment
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