July 1, 2011
An analysis of news coverage of childhood obesity suggests attention to the topic has already waned, and that media framing of the issue and its causes, which can influence public opinion, shifted over time and varied by media type.
December 1, 2012
Adolescents benefit from having a friend whose parents are authoritative, even if their own are not.
July 1, 2009
The objective of this study was to identify parent, child, and clinician characteristics associated with higher parental confidence in their ability to make overweight-related behavior changes for their family.
October 1, 2003
The Head Start program at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science planned and implemented a substance abuse prevention project that worked to change community norms and behaviors that put children at risk of substance abuse.
December 26, 2010
"Almost 70 percent of the activity took place in the really nice, renovated playground area, even though it accounted for just 2 percent of the total park size," says Moore.
December 8, 2009
Study finds most states could easily improve regulations aimed at promoting healthy eating and physical activity in young children.