Childhood http://nhpr.org en Good News About Childhood Obesity http://nhpr.org/post/good-news-about-childhood-obesity <p>Starting in the 1980s, public health experts began sounding the alarm: Americans were getting way too heavy.&nbsp; And of special concern: children, and the particular impact of obesity on them: increased risk for both short and long term ailments such as heart disease, type two diabetes, and a host of social and psychological problems.&nbsp; Today, it’s been 30 years, and childhood obesity rates have doubled since those first warnings, with doctors saying this problem early in life also closely predicts whether a child will have a healthy weight into adulthood, and a five times greater cha Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 44799 at http://nhpr.org Good News About Childhood Obesity Rising Concerns About Childhood Anxiety http://nhpr.org/post/rising-concerns-about-childhood-anxiety <p>Childhood has always had its fears - from monsters under the bed, to sleep-away camp, to schoolyard bullies. But normal jitters, about these and other childhood challenges, become an issue when they interfere with regular activities, from riding the bus to going to bed at night. And this kind of debilitating anxiety seems to be on the rise: now affecting close to 1 in 5 &nbsp;kids. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 43943 at http://nhpr.org Rising Concerns About Childhood Anxiety Zebra Crossings Makes Kids Feel Normal http://nhpr.org/post/zebra-crossings-makes-kids-feel-normal <p></p><p></p><p>Zebra Crossings provides opportunities for kids with chronic health conditions to expand their experiences and find greater independence.</p><p>Eight-year-old Haiden Hesse-Stromberg&nbsp;lives with asthma. She says, “It’s a chance for kids to do activities they don’t usually get to do and for kids to make new friends.”</p> Sat, 19 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 19991 at http://nhpr.org Zebra Crossings Makes Kids Feel Normal Exploring One Laptop Per Child in Ethiopia http://nhpr.org/post/exploring-one-laptop-child-ethiopia <p>The trope goes something like this: one minute you’re teaching your kid to tie his shoes, and the next he’s showing you how to use the new Blu-Ray player. No doubt, fresh minds tend to have an easier time adapting to new technologies – but <a href="http://dvice.com/archives/2012/10/ethiopian-kids.php">does the cliché hold water</a> in third-world countries where kids have never seen so much as a calculator?&nbsp; <a href="http://one.laptop.org/about/people/edward-mcnierney"> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 15:00:24 +0000 Virginia Prescott 17120 at http://nhpr.org Exploring One Laptop Per Child in Ethiopia