Newborns, now in XL
Babies appear to be getting larger. According to a study published in The Journal of Pediatrics, babies born after 1970 have been, on average, approximately 1 pound heavier and more than a half-inch longer at birth than infants born before 1970.
More fruit, fewer fries
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has rolled out new school lunch regulations that reduce salt and fried foods while mandating more fruit, leafy greens, brightly colored vegetables, low-fat milk, brown rice and whole-grain breads.
True or False? Girls potty train first
True According to the University of Michigan Health System, the physical skills to toilet train appear at about the same age for both sexes. However, girls typically are potty trained by an average age of 29 months about two months before boys. Ninety-eight percent of kids tame the toilet by 36 months.
The average age of new moms is 25.2 years. In 1970, it was 21.4.
High-fructose verdict: guilty
Theres been debate about the health impacts of high-fructose corn syrup on children, but a study from Georgia Health Sciences University adds new evidence that its harmful. In a study of 559 teens aged 14 to 18, researchers said kids with diets high in fructose had elevated blood pressure and blood sugar, insulin resistance (a risk factor for Type 2 diabetes) and inflammatory factors related to heart disease.