Children's Health Topics

You want the best for your child, from good nutrition to effective discipline to a breadth of life opportunities.

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A Glimpse Into the Mind of a Teenager

How often do you find yourself asking your teenagers what they were thinking? Well, turns out teens might not be entirely at fault. Diana Keough explains and shares some advice, having raised four teens of her own.

BMI Calculator for Children and Teens

BMI, or body mass index, uses weight and height to calculate weight status for adults. BMI for children and teens also takes into account gender and age because healthy body fatness differs between boys and girls and changes as they grow. This BMI calculator will help you determine if your child is at a healthy weight.

Body Mass Tool for Children and Teens

The body mass index is a measure of a person's body fat. In children and teens, the index is used to find out if a child is too thin, too heavy, or at risk of becoming too heavy.

Car Seats for Infants and Toddlers

You never know when you’re going to be in a car accident. That’s why you should use a car seat for your baby. Find out which car seats are right for your baby and how to use them correctly.

Children and Divorce

What's the best way to help children adjust to divorce?

Corn and Potatoes: America's Most Wrongly Accused Vegetables

Foods like corn and potatoes have gotten a bad rap for their quick-acting carbohydrates, but these starchy veggies still deserve a place on your plate. Licensed dietitian Rachel Baer explains why.

Determining Body Mass Index for Teens

Although it is not a perfect measure, BMI gives a fairly accurate assessment of how much of your teen's body is composed of fat.

Diet and Diabetes

It is important to learn about proper meal-planning when your child has diabetes. The type and amount of food your child eats affects his/her blood sugar levels.

Exercise and Adolescents

Teens need at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity on most days for good health and fitness and for healthy weight during growth.

Healthy Eating During Adolescence

Encourage your teen to eat three balanced meals a day, with fruits or vegetables as snacks.