american academy of pediatrics

There's new advice to prevent food allergies in children

Giving a baby a new food to try is fun, and it should be. The only concerns parents should have: finding their phones fast enough to document the funny faces and cleaning up the mess that might follow. Yet in recent years, scientific evidence has accumulated quickly on what foods to introduce when and how to best prevent allergies -- leaving parents to keep track of it all.

Screen time for kids under 2 more than doubles, study finds

Screen time has more than doubled for children under 2 years old since 1997, a study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics found, with time spent in front of a TV as the main driver despite a changing screen landscape.

Obstacles to healthy eating

Overweight children are at risk for health problems such as high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. Getting to a healthy weight can help lower these health risks. But the road to healthy weight may have obstacles. Sometimes it can be one step forward and two steps back.