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Concerned parents are calling on fast-food giant McDonald's to stop in-school speaking engagements by a "brand ambassador" - a high school biology teacher who ate nothing but McDonald's for 90 days and lost weight and is pitching the company's menu to students across the country.
Researchers say kids are attracted to foods high in calories, and with sugar everywhere, many parents are struggling to help their kids make healthy choices.
We've all been told that too much sugar is bad for you, but do you know what it can do to your brain? Research suggests too much can be quite harmful.
Researchers looked at more than 400 foods commonly advertised to children. Of those foods, 23 percent exceeded the recommended limit for saturated fat, and 32 percent surpassed the limit for sugar.
Eating healthy and exercising can benefit the whole family, and it doesn't have to take all day or break the bank.
The CDC found that about 70 percent of pre-packaged toddler meals have too much salt and that many popular snacks are loaded with extra sugar.
Dr. Natalie Azar joins the TODAY Show to talk about a Harvard study saying sugary drinks could be linked to earlier puberty in girls, saying it’s important to limit sugary drinks to two per week and drink lots of water.
Soft drink makers have kept some of their promises to cut back marketing to kids, but they’re still spending enormous amounts of money selling sugary drinks, a new study finds.
Lucky Charms for every meal? A whole pizza at 3 a.m.? Five energy drinks a day? Ramen noodles for breakfast? Yep, that’s right: the freshman diet.
Ask most any kid: Birthdays are synonymous with cupcakes. But families in Edmonds School District, a suburb of Seattle, have been told they can no longer bring birthday treats to school. Instead, parents are encouraged to distribute appropriate alternatives, like stickers and pencils.
You want them to eat food that can be peeled, chopped or juiced. They want something with sprinkles, sugar and enough fat to make it gooey and rich.
Preventing tooth decay relies on a number of factors such as healthy eating habits, regular visits to the dentist and brushing teeth with fluoride toothpaste.
I hate seeing food go to waste. So to see about $10 of milk a week being dumped literally down the drain was unacceptable.
Jean Chatzky and Leigh Gallagher join Morning Joe to discuss the death of the bake sale at U.S. schools.
TODAY health and diet editor Madelyn Fernstrom explains what’s best for you and your family when it comes to sugars and sweeteners.
Salad bars are incredibly popular right now at restaurants and in some school cafeterias, but it’s important for your child to choose healthy options from the assortment of ingredients.
The nutrition label on food packages is set to get its first overhaul in over two decades, and NBC News’ Tom Costello reports on what consumers should know about the FDA’s plans.
Despite the fact that kids are consuming less added sugar, their average added sugar intake hovers around 16% of total calories.
Fast-food is blamed for contributing tons of empty calories to kids’ diets but it’s only one source. Almost a third of the calories come from kids’ school.
You know to limit desserts and chips in your kids' diet, but do you know about these other unhealthy kids' foods? Here's what you need to know.
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Latino kids consume more soft drinks, fruit-flavored drinks, and other sugary drinks on average.