healthy kidsAs young children become teenagers, often parents take a few steps back and become less involved in their lives. But research conducted by the Community Preventive Services Task Force demonstrated that teens whose parents are engaged in their lives are more likely to practice healthy behaviors and be academically successful. The Task Force is an independent, nonfederal, unpaid panel of public health and prevention experts appointed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to conduct research on community issues and develop appropriate solutions. View full article »