Iowa Kids: Turning the corner on youth obesity

Shifts in the way children eat and spend their time have led to soaring obesity rates. But new studies show a bit of progress. One Iowa girl, Journey Yeggy, shares her fight against childhood obesity. This is part of the Register's Iowa Kids series.

Source: The Des Moines Register

Posted on: August 20, 2013

Iowa Kids: 1 in 10 gets no diploma in 4 years

Iowa’s graduation rate tops the nation, but roughly 1 in 10 Iowa seniors fails to complete high school in four years. This shortcoming, despite millions of dollars spent on programs to boost graduation rates, puts the economic future of each student — and of the state — at risk.

Source: The Des Moines Register

Posted on: June 2, 2013

Rules stymie help for autistic kids

The Register continues its Iowa Kids series, looking in to the challenges facing autistic kids and their families. Insurance companies rarely support treatment services and state and federal programs have many limitations.

Source: The Des Moines Register

Posted on: January 28, 2013