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Parental work stress hits healthy eating


June 24th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 24 (IANS) During an economic downslide, with fewer jobs, people end up working harder and sacrificing more to stay employed, which hits their own and their family's nutrition, ... Read more...

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Family dinners help kids stave off obesity


April 24th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 24 (IANS) Eating together as a family induces kids to eat more fruits and vegetables and helps them stave off obesity, according to researchers at Rutgers State University ... Read more...

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How to make fussy eaters fall in line?


June 28th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 28 (IANS) Fussy eaters are more likely to fall in line when they see others tucking in a healthy meal.Most small children go through a phase of being ... Read more...

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Fathers,not mothers, influence what children eat


June 10th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) A man's choice of where to eat could literally tip the scales on his child's health as his perceptions of family meals carry more weight, so ... Read more...

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Kids sharing family meals less likely to binge


May 2nd, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 2 (IANS) Children who share family meals are less likely to pile on the pounds or binge on junk food.Researchers found kids who ate with their parents at ... Read more...

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Girls aged 16 ‘get drunk more often than their male peers’


March 9th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 9 (ANI): A new European study has revealed that girls aged 16 are getting drunk more often than boys.It said that the rising numbers are knocking back the equivalent of ... Read more...

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Three ingredients to ease life of asthmatic kids


February 6th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) Eliminating distractions like cell phones and TV, involving behaviour control such as mild discipline and allowing communication that shows genuine interest and concern are the ways to ease ... Read more...

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Youths who drink wine at family meals less likely to become heavy drinkers


August 20th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): A new study has suggested that youths whose parents allowed them to have alcohol with meals while they were growing up are less likely to develop harmful drinking ... Read more...

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Women spend nearly 3 years of their lives cooking


August 11th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 11 (ANI): Women spend an average of two-and-a-half years of their adult lives cooking, according to a new UK study.The figure has halved in the past 50 years, but men ... Read more...

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Family dinners up parent-teen communication


August 9th, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 09 (ANI): One way parents can keep up communication with there teenage children is to sit down together for dinner, finds a new study.The results show that while parent-child communication ... Read more...

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Authoritative parenting style guides kids to better nutrition


July 4th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 4 (ANI): An authoritative parenting style is associated with more frequent family meals, researchers from the University of Minnesota have found.Their data further indicated that family meals have a positive ... Read more...

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Communicative fathers can help reduce teen smoking


April 15th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 15 (IANS) Fathers, who talked with their kids often, reduced the risk of their child's experimentation with smoking in early adolescence, research shows. James White from Cardiff University's School of Medicine ... Read more...

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‘Communicative dads’ can help cut smoking among teens


April 15th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): One of the strongest protective factors for reducing the risk of experimenting with smoking in early adolescence is how often fathers talk with their children about 'things that ... Read more...

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Family meals, adequate sleep, limited TV may cut childhood obesity risks


February 8th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 8 (ANI): Household routines like eating dinner together as a family, getting adequate sleep and limiting television viewing time appear to lower obesity risks in children, says a study.Principal investigator ... Read more...

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Family meals, good sleep, no TV lower childhood obesity


February 8th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 8 (IANS) Preschool children are less likely to become obese if they regularly eat dinner with the rest of the family, get adequate sleep and limit television watching time. In a ... Read more...

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In Kashmir, pizza culture smokes out family meals


October 25th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Srinagar, Oct 25 (IANS) The joys of homely Kashmiri food spread over a 'dastar khwan', cloth on the floor, and eaten with the entire family are fast disappearing here. It's ... Read more...

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French teens pretty old-fashioned in their choice of girls and cuisine


October 24th, 2009 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 24 (ANI): A new survey has revealed that French teenagers prefer traditional home-cooked food and the curves that go with it.No matter what social background they come from, French teenagers ... Read more...

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Long working hours make parents compromise on food choices


September 10th, 2009 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): Long work hours and irregular schedules are forcing people to compromise on food choices for themselves and their children, suggests a new study.The research team from Cornell University ... Read more...

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Kids who eat with their families ‘less likely to get into trouble in later life’


July 8th, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 8 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the University of Alabama has shown that kids who have dinner at the table with the parents are less likely to get ... Read more...

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Girl scout meetings boost physical activity, promote healthy lifestyle


June 25th, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): Organizations like Girl Scouts provide an ideal setting for girls to boost their physical activity and to promote a healthy lifestyle, according to a Kansas State University ... Read more...

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Mums are still kitchen queens


June 3rd, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 3 (ANI): When it comes to ruling the kitchen, it's the women who cook most of the family meals, while men keep their culinary skills to a bare minimum, revealed ... Read more...

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Regular family meals improve teens eating habits


March 9th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): Regular family meals result in better eating habits for adolescents, a new study has suggested.During the study, researchers at the School of Public Health, University of Minnesota ... Read more...

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Adolescents who eat with family eat healthier


March 9th, 2009 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 9 (IANS) Adolescents who ate regularly with family members developed healthier meal patterns and diets, compared to counterparts without regular family meals, says a new study. Data for the study were ... Read more...

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Early first drink ups teens chances of becoming alcoholics in adulthood


September 28th, 2008 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 28 (ANI): A new study has found that children introduced to drink under the age of 15, even in supervised conditions, are more likely to become alcoholics.Some parents let ... Read more...

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Regular family meals may lessen teen kids substance use (Re-issue)


July 27th, 2008 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 27 (ANI): Parents who have frequent meals with their teenaged children might help in reducing the chances of their kids indulging in smoking or drug abuse in later life, ... Read more...

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TV in bedroom linked to unhealthy habits in teens


April 8th, 2008 - 10:32 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Apr 8 (ANI): Teens who watch TV in their bedrooms are less likely to engage in healthy habits such as exercising, eating fruits or vegetables, and enjoying family meals, ... Read more...

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Lack of traditional family meals is producing kids with bad manners


March 10th, 2008 - 2:57 pm ICT by admin
London, Mar 10 (ANI): Lack of a traditional family meal has produced a generation of kids with bad manners, head teachers have warned.Since parents allow their children to eat while watching TV, ... Read more...

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