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Childhood Obesity

Apr 20, 2009

Family Fun Fitness Tips- Get Active Together- Teach the Kids to Celebrate Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day – get outside with the kids. Connect with the natural world by exploring and helping the environment. Take a hike, pick up trash, plant a native tree or shrub. Hands-on activities in nature are good for your family’s healt...
Apr 15, 2009

Get kids in the kitchen having fun, helping to cook and learning to love healthy foods

Getting kids in the kitchen at an early age can really make a difference in their food preferences, eating habits and nutrition!I was reading an article written by KidsCooking411 discussing kids "natural interest" to cook.ÂShe's right.  Kids do love t...
Apr 13, 2009

KaBOOM gets kids moving and being active with playgrounds resource for families

Dancing with the stars, Julianne Hough has joined KaBOOM, to find 100,000 play spaces in 100 days.   The organization is planning to map and rate playspaces nationwide.  This will be a great resource for families.  But more importantly, it will also h...
Apr 10, 2009

Parents and kids - Join the nation for National TV Turnoff Week - April 20-26

Don't forget to plan for "TV Turnoff Week".  This year it will be celebrated on April 20-26.I wanted to remind you early enough so that you could have a family planning session.  TV is such a big part of most of our lives, that turning it off for a w...
Apr 08, 2009

4-year-olds have high childhood obesity rate- found across all races

It was very disconcerting to read the latest childhood obesity report on childhood obesity and our preschool population. The study was conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics and looked at 8550 preschoolers born in 2001. The child...
Apr 06, 2009

Healthy Monday Tip- Keep Saturated Fats Down by Substituting Meat One Day a Week

Making Mondays meatless moderates your family's saturated fat intake and balances nutrition. Delicious meals with veggies, whole grains and beans (instead of meat) can help prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer – four leading preventable...
Apr 03, 2009

Schools still don't get A's for nutritious school lunch programs

According to a School Nutrition Dietary Assessment, school lunch programs are still not up to par when it comes to nutrition.  The Assessment evaluated 130 school districts across the United States which included 2,314 students in first through twelft...
Apr 01, 2009

25 fun healthy snacks for kids- American Dietitic Association

Kids are growing fast and they often need a snack in between meals. But what are some healthy snacks you can give kids that are full of nutrition and taste great? Here is a list of 25 healthy snacks ideas you can offer your child from the American Die...
Mar 25, 2009

First Lady Obama plants a garden and teaches kids about the fun of nutrition

First Lady Michelle Obama shouted, "Let's hear it for vegetables" and "Let's hear it for fruits!"On March 20, First Lady Obama began the first full-fledged organic garden right on the grounds of the White House. With the help of about 2 dozen fifth gra...
Mar 23, 2009

Healthy Monday: Make Nutrition Number One on Your 'To Do' List

Every Monday, place your family's nutrition as number one on your to-do list. Prioritize your week by scheduling family time for fun activities/exercise each day. Plan ahead for healthy meals based on vegetables and whole grains. Vow to eat an extra pi...
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