Study Hints Healthier School Lunch Can Reduce Obesity “A 2010 federal law that boosted nutrition standards for school meals may have begun to help slow the rise in obesity among America’s children — even teenagers who can buy their own snacks, a new study showed.” Time of day may determine the amount of fat burned by exercise “Physical activity at the right time of the day seems able to increase fat metabolism, at least in mice. A new study shows that mice that did exercise in an early active phase, which corresponds to morning exercise in humans, increased their metabolism more than mice that did exercise at a time when they usually rest.” 7 Tips to Lose Body Fat at Home, According to Experts “Who said you need a gym to get fit? These tried-and-true tips can help you lose fat at home.” How diet affects a child’s mental health “Children who have a healthy diet throughout their childhood have better mental health when they are eight years old. This is shown by one of the largest surveys of its kind, according to researchers from the University of Agder (UiA) in Norway.” Stay in the know: The 12-3-30 TikTok workout your patients are trying “Increased interest in health and wellness had led to a proliferation of ‘viral’ workouts of all sorts—usually with catchy monikers meant to draw people in.” The Best At-Home Cholesterol Tests Of 2023 To Monitor Your Health From Home “You likely know having high cholesterol is not ideal—but have you stopped to wonder why? To bust the myth: Cholesterol in itself is not bad; it’s actually very good for your body and is necessary for healthy digestion, hormone production, and absorption of vitamin D. That said, too much cholesterol can absolutely become problematic. The best at-home cholesterol tests provide accurate results about your cholesterol levels without a visit to the doctor or a lab.” Fruit, Vegetable, and Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Intake Among Young Children, by State — United States, 2021 “Good nutrition in early childhood supports optimal growth, development, and health (1). Federal guidelines support a dietary pattern with daily fruit and vegetable consumption and limited added sugars, including limited consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (1). Government-published dietary intake estimates for young children are outdated at the national level and unavailable at the state level. CDC analyzed data from the 2021 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH)* to describe how frequently, according to parent report, children aged 1–5 years (18,386) consumed fruits, vegetables, and sugar-sweetened beverages, nationally and by state. During the preceding week, approximately one in three (32.1%) children did not eat a daily fruit, nearly one half (49.1%) did not eat a daily vegetable, and more than one half (57.1%) drank a sugar-sweetened beverage at least once.”