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Sunday
Sep112011

8 House Rules for Healthier Kids

September is here and marks the second anniversary of the National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month (COAM). Last year’s national cause drew incredible amounts of attention to an epidemic in which more than 23 million American children and teenagers are overweight or obese. Many believe this is a generation of children who are not expected to outlive their parents.

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Thursday
Aug042011

Teaching Children Nutrition: Whose Job Is It?

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the average time spent each year on teaching nutrition is 13 hours. The number thought to make an impact on behavior is 50. How can parents make sure they’re covering the gap?

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Thursday
Jul282011

Kids and Supplements

According to the Nutrition Business Journal, children’s supplements, alone, are a $1+ billion industry? More than ever, parents are purchasing supplements for their kids. And why wouldn’t they? Today’s children are likely to eat a diet rich in processed and synthetic foods, have health or behavioral problems and be overweight. As well, they may not be getting adequate vitamin D through food or sunshine, be picky eaters or having growth spurts that require additional nutrients. So, what’s recommended for 21st-century kids? Here’s what we suggest, along with some supplement shopping tips.

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Wednesday
Jul202011

Brain Power: Pack a Smart Lunch for Your Child

This is the season of day camps, sports tournaments and other summertime excursions. It’s also a perfect time to practice packing healthy lunches for your children — with the goal of creating menus acceptable to everyone for the upcoming return to school.

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Friday
Jul012011

Chocolate Milk in Schools Causes a Stir

One side is looking to ban flavored milk and the other is defending its essential nutrients. As the debate rages on, there are measures schools are taking to make a healthy impact.

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Thursday
May052011

For Parents, Exercise isn’t “Me Time.” It’s Mentor Me Time!

Kara Thom and Laurie Kocanda spoke at a recent fitness conference about their new book Hot (Sweaty) Mamas: Five Secrets to Life as a Fit Mom. Though the book targets moms, its principles can be helpful for dads as well — and Kara shows us how children learn what they live with the help of good fitness role models. Tom Nikkola – Director of Nutrition & Weight Management

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Friday
Apr292011

Parenting Styles and Feeding Practices

Are you a lenient parent — perhaps overly so? Are you strict? You might be surprised at the correlation between your approach to parenting and your child’s approach to food.

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