Pediatrics

New US dietary guidelines: No candy, cake for kids under 2

Parents now have an extra reason to say no to candy, cake and ice cream for young children. The first U.S. government dietary guidelines for infants and toddlers, released Tuesday, recommend feeding only breast milk for at ...

Health

Flexible school meals program extended by USDA

(HealthDay)—The flexible free school meals program that provided food to children during the summer will be extended at least through the fall, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said Monday.

Health

USDA extends free school meals program amid pandemic

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced on Monday that it would extend its flexible free school meals program through the fall, to help keep millions of kids fed as the coronavirus pandemic continues to hold the ...

Health

Eat safe: The takeaway on takeout (and other food)

In the weeks since the safer-at-home ordinance went into effect in Los Angeles, we've had to learn to do a lot of things differently. The ways in which we study, work, communicate and interact physically with each other have ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Two cats in NY state test positive for virus

Two pet cats in New York state have tested positive for the coronavirus, marking the first cases in companion animals in the United States, federal officials said Wednesday.

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