Canadian researchers find correlation between childcare and obesity

Nov. 19, 2012, Red Orbit

With the snack company Hostess recently making headlines and Thanksgiving just days away, many people are taking the opportunity to focus on the problem of obesity; childhood obesity in particular.

A timely study was published recently in the Journal of Pediatrics that linked child care by an extended family member or daycare with a 50 percent increased risk for childhood obesity. Continue reading

Nemours to lead national initiative to promote healthy lifestyles for young children in child care

Nemours received a five year cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support healthy lifestyles for young children in child care. The funding, $4.2 million in the first year, and up to $20 million over five years, will be used to assist early care and education providers in six states adopt nutrition, breastfeeding support, physical activity, and screen time policies and practices. Continue reading