Researchers studied videos of two meal times for 120 families with children ages 6 to 12 and found that those who had the television on, even in the background, tended to eat less healthful meals and enjoy mealtime less than families who did not have a TV on during dinner. The study in the journal Appetite found 43% of families had the TV on for both meal times, about 25% had the TV on for one of the two meals and one-third had the TV off during both meals.
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Baby food recalled over bacteria fears
All lots of Sammy’s Milk Baby Food are being recalled by Graceleigh due to the potential presence of Cronobacter after the FDA discovered that the product was not manufactured in compliance with infant formula regulations and was not tested for the bacteria. The products being recalled come in 12.84-ounce white plastic containers, have expiration dates ranging from 11/2016 to 8/2018 and were distributed nationwide through online retailers and in Mother’s Markets stores in California.
Food Safety News (10/3)
Pediatrician: Consider weight of child’s backpack
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Backpacks that are too heavy or worn incorrectly can contribute to back pain and muscle sprains and can affect posture, Dr. Preeti Parikh says. She offers strategies to help ensure proper backpack use and avoid injuries.
U.S. News & World Report (9/15)
Healthy diet tied to improved reading skills in youths
Finnish researchers found that children who mostly ate fruits, vegetables, fish, whole grains and unsaturated fats had more improved reading skills from first grade to third grade regardless of reading ability at baseline, compared with those whose diets had more sugary foods and red meat. The findings in the European Journal of Nutrition were based on data involving 161 youths in Finland, ages 6 to 8.
HealthDay News (9/19)