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August 23, 2012 • Kids Health

Kid's Health – News Headlines

  • After immersing human tooth enamel in a broad range of sports drinks and energy drinks several times a day – dental researchers observed irreversible tooth enamel erosion after just five days. Both beverages are highly acidic and acids in beverages are known to erode tooth enamel. (General Dentistry May/June 2012)
  • From 2001 to 2009, the number of US children diagnosed with type 2 diabetes surged by 21 percent. Poor diets, lack of physical activity, and weight gain are the primary drivers of type 2 diabetes. (Meeting of the American Diabetes Association, NY, NY June 9, 2012)
  • In a report that surveyed 5th grade students in 151 Canadian schools, those who reported  regular involvement with at-home cooking and meal preparation were significantly more likely to eat and enjoy fruits and veggies. They were also more confident making healthy food selections. I highly recommend including kids in family meal preparations. I can tell you from lots of personal experience it works! To see for yourself, check out my daughter Liz’s produce blog http://thesexyplate.com/.  (Public Health Nutrition online May 2012)


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