Pediatrics

How going hungry affects children for their whole lives

Kerry Wright didn't feel hungry. Not in the way you might expect. Her tummy grumbled, yes, she could hear it. She just couldn't feel it. She called it "starvation mode". Wright, a mother of three living in Aberdeen, had hit ...

Health

It can take a village to feed hungry kids in schools

One in 6 American children faces hunger and 3 out of 4 teachers report regularly seeing hungry kids in their classrooms. In response, school meals make up a large fraction of federal food assistance.

Pediatrics

Disappointment about gifts is good for kids who have enough

Disappointment is a natural human emotion that occurs after a perceived failure. For our young children, this perceived failure can look like not getting the toy they wanted, not being invited to a classmate's birthday party ...

Health

Time and money—the biggest hurdles to healthy eating

Philippe Couillard, the freshly defeated Quebec premier, made headlines during the election campaign when he suggested a family of three —comprised of one adult and two adolescents —could feed themselves for $75 a week.

Health

Ecuador's school food is bad for kids—and the environment

Each year, malnutrition costs Ecuador the equivalent of 4.3% of its gross domestic product, as the resulting health burden and reduced potential productivity places an economic toll on society. That was the unsettling conclusion ...

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