Fitness & Nutrition

  • Tamara Burney's kindergartners eat lunch in the Hillview Elementary cafeteria in Jefferson County, Ala.
    Dan Carsen / WBHM
    6:10pm Jan 03, 2013
    National National Health & Safety Education

    For Many Kids, Winter Break Means Hungry Holidays

    Most kids look forward to their school's winter break. But millions of students in the U.S. get free or reduced-price meals at school, and when school is closed, many of those children eat less until classes are back in session.
  • 1:03pm Dec 28, 2012
    Science Science Health & Safety

    'Consider the Fork' Chronicles Evolution of Eating

    Did you know that the human overbite may have evolved after people began using forks and knives? In Consider the Fork, author Bee Wilson traces how kitchen tools--from knives to pots to gas stoves--have changed over time, and how they have influenced what, and how, we eat.
  • 1:03pm Dec 28, 2012
    National National Science Health & Safety

    Making Resolutions That Stick

    Vowing to stop smoking, curb spending or exercise more this January 1? Nearly half of U.S. adults will make year-end resolutions to change for the better in the coming year. Clinical psychologist John Norcross talks about how to increase the odds of success.
  • Food companies have begun quietly reducing salt in regular foods because low-salt items like these don't sell as well.
    Mel Evans/AP
    10:18pm Dec 20, 2012
    National National Science Health & Safety

    Big Food And The Big, Silent Salt Experiment

    Food manufacturers have been quietly reducing sodium by tiny amounts in popular foods like crackers for years now. That's because if products are marked "low sodium," consumers won't buy them. But companies are also working on ways to deliver more salt taste with less sodium.
  • Spelman College has dropped NCAA athletics in favor of a comprehensive fitness program. The school now offers classes like Zumba to help encourage all students to exercise more.
    Courtesy of Spelman College
    6:40pm Dec 06, 2012
    Sports Sports National Health & Safety Education

    To Trim Down, Spelman Trades Sports For Fitness

    Officials at Spelman College, a historically black women's college in Atlanta, have decided to scrap the school's NCAA program. With few students participating in organized sports, the college has decided to devote those funds to a fitness program designed to reach the entire student body.