Children

09/03/2012

Are you ready for back to school?

It's back to school this week for millions of children across the New York area.   Are you ready to send your children back to class?   What do you still need to do?   What do you dread the most or like the most about the start of the school?    Share your thoughts here and we may use them on Eyewitness News First at 4:00 p.m.

09/23/2011

Too young for adult pastimes?

Footage of two slender boys wrestling in a cage in front of a cheering crowd in a British social club is drawing harsh condemnation from government officials and children's advocates who blasted the match as barbaric.  Watch the ABC News story seen on Good Morning America:

 

Between cage fighting for little boys and beauty pageants for little girls, children are having very grown up experiences at very young ages. At what age do you think it is OK for children to be exposed to more adult pastimes?   Click on comment to tell us your thoughts, and we may share them here or on Eyewitness News First at 4:00 p.m.

08/04/2011

Too young to model?

A 10-year-old girl recently posed as a model for French Vogue magazine.  Eyewitness News wants to know what you think.  What’s the appropriate age to have your child model?  Post your comments (below) and they could appear on Eyewitness News First at 4 p.m.

07/27/2011

Kids and their veggies

A new study found that youngsters got more of their daily greens when researchers pureed veggies and added them to kids' main dishes.  Eyewitness News wants to know what you think.  How did you get your kids to eat their veggies?  Post your comments (below) and they could appear on Eyewitness News First at 4 p.m.

07/26/2011

How often do you take your kids out for fast food?

Bowing to consumer pressure, McDonald's iconic Happy Meal is getting a healthy makeover.  Soon you will get fruit and a smaller portion of french fries.  Eyewitness News wants to hear from you.  How often do you take your child to fast food restaurants?  Will you take them to McDonalds more now?  Post your comments (below) and they could appear on Eyewitness News First at 4 p.m.

11/08/2010

Fast food and children

A new study by Yale University researchers is raising new questions about healthier alternatives being offered to parents at fast food restaurants.  They discovered that while healthy options for kids are available, restaurant servers rarely mention them to parents.

The researchers found customers asking for kids meals were offered healthy items like apples only 6 to 8 percent of the time at McDonald's, Burger King and Wendy's.

Researchers say television advertising is also aimed directly at children.

Tell us what you think:  Do fast food restaurants need to do more to offer healthier choices?  Do Happy Meals and similar gimmicks need to be banned?  Do parents need to take a firmer role in what their children are eating?

 Click on comment below to offer your opinion.  All comments are subject to approval.