Is having obesity bad for a child’s brain?

Medical News Today – Paul Ian Cross, PhD

Obesity is a condition that occurs when a person has excess weight or body fat, affecting their overall health. A doctor or healthcare professional will suggest a person is obese if their BMI is very high.

As part of this research, the study team evaluated data from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study, which includes 11,878 children ages 9-10 years from 21 centers across the U.S.

This dataset closely approximates the U.S. population and is therefore representative with regard to sociodemographics.

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Top food components for growing kids: Nutrients that must be in a child’s plate

The Hindustan Times – Zarafshan Shiraz

The principle of nutrition applies to both children and adults but children, unlike adults, require varying amounts of particular nutrients at various ages where the ideal feeding schedule for a child’s growth and development takes into account the child’s age, level of activity and other factors. A balanced diet helps your child maintain their energy levels, maintain strong bones, support their mental health, encourage a healthy weight and enhance the immunity levels.

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9 Things You Should Never Say To Kids At Mealtime

The Huffington Post – Marie Holmes

Family dinner should hypothetically offer a moment to relax and reconnect at the end of a long day. In reality, it’s no easy feat to gather everyone at the table, and depending on your kids’ ages, it can be tricky to get everyone to eat together in harmony — or, honestly, eat what you cooked at all. 

You want to help your kids develop healthy habits when it comes to eating. But without realizing it, you may be saying things about food — perhaps refraining from back when you were a child — that, while well-intentioned, won’t help your child develop a healthy relationship with food and their body.

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