In restaurants, children and teens consumed higher amounts of sugar, total fat, saturated fat and sodium and drank less milk than they did at home, reports Lisa Powell in Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. And the difference is even greater for lower-income children.
In a study of 4,432 middle-school students, study skills, more than other factors, predicted whether sixth graders would be involved in violence by spring of eighth grade, found David Henry and colleagues.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded a fifth grant for ImpacTeen, directed by Frank Chaloupka, to support research examining policy and environmental factors that influence youth behaviors related to obesity.
Susan Hughes and Marian Fitzgibbon are developing and testing a new version of a program proven to reduce pain and increase strength among older adults with osteoarthritis. This enhanced version of Fit and Strong! will include a component to reduce obesity, which worsens arthritis symptoms.