Eating disorders carry many risks. An investigation looks into whether they can increase the risk of certain neurodevelopmental conditions in the children of mothers with a history of eating disorders.
Regulations ensure that the advertising of unhealthy foods is limited to children in traditional media. An investigations looks into how celebrity social media may be showing children and adolescents a variety of unhealthy foods and drinks.
Taxing soda and other sugar sweetened beverages has been seen as a tool to encourage more healthy behaviors. A look at soda consumption in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania provides insight into whether it works.
School nurses and nurse practitioners play an important role in assessing the child’s health status related to obesity, potential for co-morbidities, and implementing appropriate management strategies.