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Food and Nutrition

An Oasis on Wheels

November 30, 2018

In 2011, Josh Trautwein was a nutrition educator in Boston, Massachusetts. He wanted to teach kids how to live healthy lives. Then the neighborhood’s only grocery store closed. As a result, families were having a tough time finding fresh fruits…

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Food for Thought

October 19, 2018

Margaret Morris is a scientist at the University of New South Wales, in Australia. She is giving her rats a memory test. She sets them in their usual box. But she has rearranged the objects inside. Some rats sniff them…

The Human Body

Habits for a Healthy Brain

October 12, 2018

A new study shows that meeting three benchmarks for health can strengthen kids’ brains. The benchmarks are getting nine to 11 hours of sleep each night, exercising at least 60 minutes a day, and spending less than two hours a…


Hooked on Games

September 7, 2018

Playing video games can be a fun way to unwind or spend time with friends. In schools, teachers use games like Minecraft to encourage teamwork and critical thinking. But for some players, gaming is an unhealthy habit. At night, they…

The Human Body

In the Moment

August 31, 2018

Ten fifth graders are sitting on a bright-blue rug. They are in a classroom at P.S. 54, an elementary school in Brooklyn, New York. Their teacher, Adrienne Heim, strikes a bell. The students take a deep breath. The kids…


This Hospital Soars

August 17, 2018

Elisa Urruchi is a nurse at an eye hospital. It has top-quality equipment. It also has a classroom for doctors and nurses. But what makes the hospital truly special is that it is inside an airplane. The Orbis Flying Eye…


Food and Nutrition

Snack Recall

July 25, 2018

Say goodbye to certain kinds of Goldfish, Swiss Rolls, and Ritz crackers. The snacks have been recalled. This is due to possible salmonella contamination. People infected with salmonella often have nausea, fever, and abdominal pain. Why were the products pulled…


Bug Off

May 23, 2018

For many Americans, spring and summer mean more time outdoors­—and lots of bugs. In fact, diseases spread by insect bites have tripled in the United States in recent years. That’s according to a new report by the Centers for Disease…


Food and Nutrition

Wiping Out Trans Fats

May 16, 2018

On Monday, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced a plan to rid the world’s food supply of trans fats. These unhealthy substances have been linked to chronic illness. The WHO is a United Nations agency that works to promote good…

Food and Nutrition

Okay to Eat?

March 9, 2018

At least 50% of U.S. adults have eaten food off the floor. That’s according to a 2017 Harris Poll. Many people use the five-second rule. The rule says that fallen food is safe to eat if it has been on…