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Sugar-sweetened Beverage Consumption Among U.S. Youth, 2011-2014

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db271.pdf

Sugar-sweetened beverages have been linked to weight gain, dental problems, fatty liver disease, and diabetes in children and youth.  This report coverages children and youth consumption amounts by sex, age, race and Hispanic origin.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

History of Child Labor in the United States: Part 2: The Reform Movement

Categories: Children,Congress,History,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2017/article/history-of-child-labor-in-the-united-states-part-2-the-reform-movement.htm

Discusses the struggle to pass child labor reform at the federal level due to the opposition of some states, especially in the South. A breakthru came in 1916 with the passage of legislation giving Congress the authority to regulate commerce between states.  From the Monthly Labor Review of the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

History of Child Labor in the United States: Part One: Little Children Working

Categories: Children,History,Labor/Employment,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2017/article/history-of-child-labor-in-the-united-states-part-1.htm

Discusses the use of child labor in the U.S., concentrating on the period after the Civil War through the rise of the child labor reform movement.  From the Monthly Labor Review of the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Physician Office Visits for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents Aged 4-17 Years: United States, 2012-2013

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db269.pdf

This report describes the rate and characteristics of physician office visits by children aged 4-17 with a primary diagnosis of ADHD.  The ADHD rate among children was more than twice as high for boys as for girls.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Healthy People 2020 Midcourse Review

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/healthy_people/hp2020/hp2020_midcourse_review.htm

Provides a snapshot of progress toward meeting targets halfway through the 10 year initiative.  Covers 42 topic areas and includes health disparities data.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Expenditures on Children by Families, 2015

Categories: Births/Deaths,Children,Headlines,Marriage/Family,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

https://www.cnpp.usda.gov/sites/default/files/expenditures_on_children_by_families/crc2015.pdf

AKA. The Cost of Raising a Child.  Estimates that families will spend an average of $233,610 to raise a child, born in 2015,  from birth to age 17.  Includes a range of expenditure levels, from

$174,600 for lower income families to $372,210 for higher income families.  Does not include the cost of a college education.  The annual report is used by states to determine child support and foster care guidelines.  From the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Addendum Guidelines for the Prevention of Peanut Allergy in the United States: Summary for Parents and Caregivers

Categories: Children,Headlines,Health/Medical

https://www.niaid.nih.gov/sites/default/files/peanut-allergy-prevention-guidelines-parent-summary.pdf

Summarizes the revised guidelines on introducing peanut-containing foods into the diet early in life to prevent the development of peanut allergies.  Following a clinical trial, researchers found that regular consumption of peanut-containing foods reduced the risk of peanut allergy by 81%.  From the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

 

NIH-Sponsored Expert Panel Issues Clinical Guidelines to Prevent Peanut Allergy

Categories: Children,Headlines,Health/Medical

https://www.niaid.nih.gov/news-events/nih-sponsored-expert-panel-issues-clinical-guidelines-prevent-peanut-allergy

Press release describing clinical trial and resulting recommendations for clinicians and parents on reducing the risk of peanut allergies.  Also contains links to existing 2010 Guidelines related to food allergies which the new guidelines supplement.  From the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

 

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