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Tips to make school lunches healthier

There's a new kind of food fight erupting in schools, districts and state legislatures as alarm over childhood obesity spreads. What's a parent to do?

Three ways to revolutionize school lunch programs

Need help banning mystery meat from your school's cafeteria? Get the tools you need from these organizations dedicated to serving up better lunches.

5 surprising tricks for keeping your child healthy

Find out how old wives' tales meet modern science to ward off runny noses, sore throats, and sick days.

Dealing with a discerning diner

Do you have a picky eater? Here’s how to take the food fights out of mealtimes.

The secret weapon for school success

What research reveals about sleep deprivation and its consequences for academic achievement.

Obesity and poverty: a physician's perspective

What parents should know about the complex causes of the obesity epidemic.

Weighty issues: the big problem no parent wants to discuss

One in three American children is obese, and this generation of kids is expected to have a shorter lifespan than their parents. Learn how and why you should talk to your child about weight, and what you can do to keep your child healthy.

Making fitness a family affair

Keeping it simple and fun is the key to making fitness part of the family routine.

10 strategies to help a child maintain a healthy weight

How to help an overweight child, or prevent a weight problem in the first place.

The new food fighters

Will Arne Duncan and Michelle Obama serve your child a better school lunch?