Child Health

INFOGRAPHIC: Get the facts on vaccines and children

May 18, 2016
Millions of deaths occur each year from vaccine-preventable diseases

Infographic: How do I handle breast milk?

August 6, 2015

Human milk is a fresh, living food with many antioxidant, antibacterial, probiotic and immune boosting properties. This guide will help you understand the different ways to handle and store human milk which is essential for breastfeeding success.

Fighting childhood obesity starts at home

July 10, 2015

To help better understand the cause of the growing obesity epidemic, Alison Pittman, M.S.N., RN, CPN, assistant professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Nursing, shares a few lifestyle-based solutions that can have an impact well past childhood.

Basics of a healthy lunch box

July 1, 2015

Outfit for the first day? Check. Backpack? Check. Lunch box? Check. A nutritious lunch to pack in that new lunch box? Oops. Don’t worry; you’re not alone. But with childhood obesity levels more than tripling in the last 30 years, packing a nutritious lunch is becoming more and more essential, says the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Nursing.

School of Public Health receives federal grant to establish maternal and child health program

May 14, 2015

The Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded a $350,000, 5-year grant to support the creation of the interdisciplinary program in maternal and child health at the school.

School of Public Health leads new initiative to help children with special health care needs

March 31, 2015

Darcy McMaughan, Ph.D. leads the effort to develop the State of Texas Access Reform (STAR) Kids Screening and Assessment Instrument for children and youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities and other complex health conditions.

Wells to present research at AcademyHealth Public Health Systems Research Close-Up Briefing

August 22, 2014

Rebecca Wells, Ph.D. was invited to present and discuss her research at a Public Health Systems Research Close-Up Briefing conducted by AcademyHealth in Washington D.C.

Researcher finds high reliance of child welfare agencies on private service providers

June 10, 2014

Rebecca Wells, Ph.D., professor and department head with the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, recently published a study entitled “Trends in Local Public Child Welfare Agencies 1999-2009,” in Children and Youth Services Review.

Sharkey identifies high rate of childhood hunger among Mexican-origin families in Texas border colonias

September 26, 2013

A recent study, lead by Joseph Sharkey, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., Professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences, shows alarming rates of child hunger among children of Mexican immigrants.