Childhood Obesity

Benefits of Breastfeeding for Mom and Baby

By Betty Murray August is National Breastfeeding Month, raising awareness about breastfeeding as the best form of nutrition for infants. Why is breastfeeding so important for new moms? According to womenshealth.gov, breastfeeding not only protects the child, but it benefits the health of the mother, as well. Breast milk, which begins as colostrum, is nutrient rich, …

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The “F” Word: The Truth About Fat

By Betty Murray A focus on the word “fat” may actually lead to obesity, especially in young girls. In a long-term study, psychology researchers at UCLA found that young girls who were labeled as “fat” by 10 years of age were more likely to become obese as a teenager. The study, which was published in late …

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