TARGet Kids! in the News

May 2014

Toronto Star – Toronto’s SickKids Hospital works to STOMP out child obesity

CTV News – 2 in 5 children under 4 have not seen a dentist: study

CBC News – Dentist visits too infrequent for Canadian preschoolers: study

Global News – When should kids go to the dentist?

Toronto Star – Students’ rotting teeth show ‘inequality of health’

April 2014

Toronto Star – New SickKids initiative battling childhood obesity on numerous fronts – Optimizing milk consumption – How much milk ?

June 2013 – Pay attention to how children eat, not just how

CTVNews Channel – Picky Preschoolers

CityNews Toronto – ‘Elbows off the table’ and other eating habits may have positive effect on health

CBC News – Dr. Catherine Birken interviewed about eating habits in young children [14:07]

Dr. Nav Persaud talks about preschooler’s eating habits and cholesterol –

The Globe and Mail – Poor preschooler eating habits can raise cholesterol set stage for heart disease

April 2013

Breastfeeding and Iron Deficiency –

January 2013

CTV News – LIfetime: Battling Vitamin D deficiencies in kids

December 2012

CBC News – “2 cups of milk enough for most kids”

CBS News – “2 cups of milk per day is best for toddlers, study finds”

CTV News – Dr. Jonathon Maguire of St. Michael’s Hospital discusses the benefits of milk and whether kids are doing themselves any harm if they drink lots of milk.

November 2012

The Globe and Mail – “Canada’s first childhood obesity program targets unhealthy lifestyles”

CBC News –

October 2012

CTV News Toronto – Program targets child obesity

June 2012

CBC News – “Filling the nutrition needs for kids on summer holidays” Pauline Dakin. Canadian Healthcare Network. Associated Press.

July 2011

SickKids Newsroom – Reduced TV time and computer use alone have little impact on childhood obesity. 

Toronto Sun – Cutting TV time not enough…obesity.

CBC News – Screen-time battle alone won’t cut child obesity.

Reuters – Curbing kids screen time is hard: study

The Globe and Mail – Curbing kids screen time is hard: study.

June 2011

The Globe and Mail – “Young children only need two cups of milk a day.” Sheryl Ubelacker. The Canadian Press

April 2011

CBC News – Gosford Park Public School, Segment: Physical Activity

Feb 2011

CTV News – “Study links low vitamin D levels in toddlers to milk intake, BMI.” Lauren La Rose. The Canadian Press

The Globe and Mail – “Early introduction of solid foods in formula-fed babies linked to obesity.” Anne-Marie Tobin. The Canadian Press.

July 2010

National Post – Baby wants a bottle? Say no after nine months, instructs SickKids

The Globe and Mail – Five-minute talk ‘can change child’s health trajectory’

CNN – Doc talk can help get babies off bottle at 9 months, study says

CBC News – Parents heed MD advice on bottle weaning

March 2010

Toronto Star – Breast cancer survivor credits vitamin D for recovery

May 2009

The Globe and Mail – Lack of vitamin D in kids linked to risks later in life.

May 2007

CTV News – Iron-deficiency anemia and stroke link found in tots.