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Sep 10, 2014

National Childhood Obesity Month Resources and Tips

September is National Childhood Obesity awareness month. I wanted to share these resources with you. Please feel free to pass these free resources on to your colleagues and friends and family. Nourish Thought for the Day: It is only t...
Aug 22, 2014

Childhood Obesity Remains Number One Conern For Parents

University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital has done this adult survey for the last 7 years. This survey was conducted with parents and non-parents. For the last seven years, parents have listed childhood obesity as their number ...
Aug 08, 2014

The Dangers of Social Media for Our Children's Health

I knew our family had a problem the day we ran out of electric outlets and my youngest son broke down in tears. BUCKETS of tears. Why? His beloved tablet had to remain uncharged for a few minutes while his brothers’ smartphones and iPods juice...
May 30, 2014

A prescription for ill health infographic tells the sobering facts

I thought I would share this infographic from our friends at Food Day. It is sort of a sobering message of the unhealthy state that most of us our in. Keep points: We need to eat more whole grains (100% wheat bread, brown rice etc) ra...
Apr 11, 2014

How much candy is your child really drinking?

This infographic was shared with me and I thought I would share it with you. I love infographics because they are a more visually interesting way to communicate some key information and facts. You might be surprised by the amount of sugar in so...
Apr 02, 2014

One out of three kids shown to have high cholesterol

This year at the American College of Cardiology Conference, Dr Seery, presented new findings concerning elevated cholesterol in children*. Based on their study about 1 out of 3 children screened for high cholesterol had borderline or high ...
Mar 31, 2014

How does your county rank in health and well-being?

Each year the Robert's Woods Foundation releases a report that ranks our country by county. You can now find out how your county ranked based on 29 different factors that impact health: Check out your community's rankings on diet and exercise. ...
Mar 21, 2014

New study suggests some kids have greater preference for salt and sugar due to biological make-up

Are kids really hardwired to crave sweet foods? Is it really part of their biological make-up? Hmm. According to a recent study* it might be true. Scientists at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia that biology may be the reason ...
Jan 27, 2014

3 risk factors for childhood obesity

We hear so many reasons that we have a childhood obesity epidemic worldwide. But what if you could just narrow it down to three areas to focus on to prevent your preschooler from becoming obese. Well a new study* conducted by the University of ...
Dec 20, 2013

Plan a Simple But Impactful New Years Resolution For The Family

Have you thought about your New Year's Resolution for the family yet? If you haven't a new study showing the importance of the family meal may be the perfect resolution. A study* published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic...
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