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Higher birth weight indicates better performance in school (12/15/2014)

It's no secret that low-birth-weight babies face significantly greater risks for certain health problems early on, such as respiratory distress or infection. Now, a new study from researchers at the University of Florida and Northwestern University shows that lower weights at birth also have an adverse effect on children's performance in school, which is likely due to the early health struggles small babies often face. ...> Full Article


Heavier newborns show academic edge in school (12/11/2014)

Birth weight makes a difference to a child's future academic performance, according to new Northwestern University research that found heavier newborns do better in elementary and middle school than infants with lower birth weights. Led by a multidisciplinary team of Northwestern researchers, the study raises an intriguing question: Does a fetus benefit from a longer stay in the mother's womb? ...> Full Article



Your high school GPA could affect your income (5/21/2014)

Your high school GPA could affect your incomeA team of researchers led by Michael T. French, professor of health economics at the University of Miami, finds that high school grade point average (GPA) is a strong predictor of future earnings. The findings, published recently in the Eastern Economic Journal, show that a one-point increase in high school GPA raises annual earnings in adulthood by around 12 percent for men and 14 percent for women. ...> Full Article



Early childhood education can pay big rewards to families, society (2/18/2014)

Early childhood education can pay big rewards to families, societyHigh quality early childhood for disadvantaged children can simultaneously reduce inequality and boost productivity in America, contends James Heckman, a professor of economics at the University of Chicago and one of the nation's leading experts on early childhood education. ...> Full Article



Study: Pay kids to eat fruits and vegetables (12/19/2013)

Study: Pay kids to eat fruits and vegetablesResearchers observed three schools adjust to new school lunch standards that require a serving of fruits or vegetables on every student's tray -- whether the child intends to eat it or not. Students discarded 70 percent of the extra fruits and vegetables -- wasting about $3.8 million each day. ...> Full Article


Large dishes increase how much cereal kids request, eat, and waste (11/28/2013)

Bigger dishes can cause adults to serve and consume more food, but this study reveals that kids are also vulnerable to this bowl-size bias. Researchers Brian Wansink, Koert van Ittersum, and Collin Payne found that children will not only ask for more food to fill larger bowls -- they'll also eat 52 percent more. ...> Full Article


Dinner rituals that correlate with child and adult BMI (11/7/2013)

Dinner rituals that correlate with child and adult BMIFamilies that eat together without the television on and stay seated until everyone's finished have children with lower weights and body mass index (BMI), reports this study conducted by Dr. Brian Wansink at Cornell University and Ellen Van Kleef at Wageningen University, The Netherlands, in the October issue of Obesity. ...> Full Article


Something in the (expecting mother's) water (10/19/2013)

Pregnant women living in areas with contaminated drinking water may be more likely to have babies that are premature or with low birth weights (considered less than 5.5 pounds), according to a study based at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. ...> Full Article


School debit accounts lead to less healthy food choices and higher calorie meals (10/18/2013)

School debit accounts lead to less healthy food choices and higher calorie mealsMany school cafeterias adopt debit account payment systems as quick, convenient ways to keep lunch lines moving, but according to this study conducted by Cornell University's Food and Brand Lab researchers, putting it on the debit account may impact the health of kids' meals. Schools use debit systems without the option of paying with cash, students' lunches contained fewer fruits and vegetables, more unhealthy items, and more calories overall. ...> Full Article


American families taking 'divergent paths,' study finds (9/18/2013)

After a period of relative calm during the 1990s, rapid changes in American families began anew during the 2000s, a new analysis suggests. ...> Full Article


Bilingual education has spillover effect (9/16/2013)

Bilingual education has spillover effectBilingual education programs have a substantial spillover effect on the students they're not designed for, according to a groundbreaking study co-authored by a Michigan State University scholar. ...> Full Article


Students need help to save money, but don't always know it (8/27/2010)

Students could use help saving more money, but they don't always know it. If they were offered a simple way to do so, would they take it? A new University of Waterloo study suggests the answer is no. And the reason is that their very good intentions can give rise to a sense of optimism that leads them to undervalue opportunities that could make it easier to actually achieve a long-term savings goal. ...> Full Article

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