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Oct 19, 2009

Michelle Obama continues to promote healthy nutrition to children in a fun way!

Michelle Obama will once again appear on Sesame Street. This time she will help the show kick off its 40th season by appearing on the November 10 season opener. er 10 season opener. In her continued effort to promote healthy eating to kids, she will ...
Oct 16, 2009

New study indicates food restriction less effective in controlling childhood obesity

A new study conducted at the Center for Childhood Obesity Research at Pennsylvania State University looked at childrens' self control (inhibitory control), food restrictions and weight gain.In general, they found that the combination of high parental r...
Oct 09, 2009

Working moms get our support in promoting healthy eating.

I"ve been seeing a lot of press about a British study recently published that compares the diet of kids from working mothers to those of stay at home moms.  According to the study, kids with working moms ate less fruits and vegetables and tended to wat...
Sep 21, 2009

School nurses are taking an active role in helping kids, families and their communities prevent childhood obesity

The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) has developed a one day course to train nurses in the assessment for childhood obesity and to provide them with tools for school nurses to use to assist students, families and the school community to add...
Sep 14, 2009

Healthy Monday - Start your family's day with a healthy start - Breakfast!

This Monday base your family's day on breakfast.Start with carbohydrates, protein and a little fat to keep your family's motor running. Studies show that skipping breakfast leads to weight gain and sluggishness.Mondays are a great day to renew Family H...
Sep 07, 2009

Put a smile on your child's face at lunchtime with fun printable healthy lunch cards

You have heard me say this many times. But I have to say it again. "Keep nutrition fun for kids. Help them learn about healthy eating in a way that makes them remember their learning experience positively." But you say, give me practical eas...
Aug 28, 2009

Go Meatless on Monday and Save the Planet and Improve Your Health

Why pledge to go meatless one day a week.Our friends at Meatless Monday reminds us that it is more than just our own personal health. It also saves our environment. You may not realize this but the livestock that provides meat for us to eat is respon...
Aug 26, 2009

Childhood obesity listed as number one concern amongst parents.

The annual survey taken by the University of Michigan, CS Mott Children's hospital has just been released. This survey interviews adults about their concerns regarding children's health in their community.Here are the 2009 results: For a second year...
Aug 24, 2009

Childhood obesity on the rise requires new category - severe obesity

New research that will be published in September has more compelling data about the need for early nutrition education.Researchers looked at the data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) ov over 12, 384 children. Their st...
Aug 24, 2009

Healthy Monday - keep your family healthy with regular doctor visits

This Monday get the factsAsk a doctor or nurse which tests you need for your age, lifestyle and medical history. Then schedule an appointment!Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will find some healthy tip to help you...
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