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  • Fast-Food Fallout

    Fast-Food Fallout

    Does stopping by a fast food restaurant a few times a week with your kids really make a difference in their health? A major long-term study has found a strong association between eating fast food more than twice a week and the development of obesity and type 2 diabetes in teens and young adults.

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  • Hunger and Boredom

    Hunger and Boredom

    My 3-year-old says she’s hungry all the time. She wants to eat every five minutes–even after a meal. Should I just let her munch on healthful snacks at will, or refuse her food outside of snacks and meals? Her…

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  • Sugar Versus Artificial

    Sugar vs. Artificial Sweeteners

    My son likes to drink soft drinks. I allow him one per day. I always buy the caffeine-free variety, but I’m wondering what your opinion is on artificial sweeteners and kids. Which is “less evil,” artificial sweeteners or sugar?

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  • Sugar and Children's Diet

    Sugar & Children’s Diet

    Can you give me some information on sugar and diet? Does sugar really affect a child’s energy level and mood?

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  • Childhood Obesity

    Childhood Obesity

    Thank you, Dr. Greene, for this service. You help me so much with some problems of my child. But now I would like to know about the problem of obesity in my four year old girl. Her weight is…

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