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Jan 24, 2011

New Superfood muppets introduced to promote healthy foods to kids

Sesame Street introduced four new muppets known as the Superfoods.the new Superfood muppets are: banana whole wheat bun low fat cheese stalk of broccoli The Superfoods muppets were part of a skit called "Try, Try Again."The skit had Elmo trying...
Dec 31, 2010

2010's Top 5 Nutrition Printouts for Kids- Eating Healthy Food and Physical Activity Free Printables

Here are the printables, learning pages and worksheets that parents, teachers, health care professionals and communities printed and shared the most with children in 2010. All of our printables are free and available in English or Spanish! Click...
Nov 03, 2010

Garden programs promote healthy eating to kids

There is a lot of talk about garden programs for kids.  But do they really make a difference?According to a new study conducted by UC Berkley, they do!The study looked at students currently in a garden program at school.  The parents reported that 60...
Oct 22, 2010

USDA invests in making healthier foods more fun for kids

The USDA has just funded a 2 million dollar study to learn how to affect children's eating habits during school lunchtime.The idea is for the research to fight childhood obesity through changing the way students think about their lunch choices. Chang...
Oct 20, 2010

New study indicates 40% of kids calories are empty

According to a new study published in this months Journal of the American Dietetic Association (October 201 issue): empty calories represent 40% of the average American child's diet more than 11% of calories came from sugary drinks (compare that to...
Sep 10, 2010

Lack of early childhood sleep linked to childhood obesity

Is your infant or preschool child getting enough sleep? A new study shows that lack of sleep can be a significant factor in childhood obesity. A new study released in September issue of Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine studied 193...
Sep 06, 2010

Healthy Monday - Food Labels help families stay healthier

When reading food labels:Look for low levels of saturated fat, trans-fat, cholesterol and sodium (less than 5%) on nutrition labels. Make sure you and your family are getting enough dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, potassium, and iron (20%...
Sep 03, 2010

Family Night promotes healthy eating to kids - Fresh Choice Restaurant

Family night at Fresh Choice was a huge success.   Kids really enjoyed learning about fresh fruits and vegetables while playing games.  Parents watched their kids learn about healthy food choices and picked up some eating out tips.Fresh Choice wanted t...
Aug 30, 2010

Nourish Interactive joins Fresh Choice Restaurant in San Mateo for a Healthy Family Night

Everyone is busy getting their kids back to school. What a perfect time to take a little break and bring the kids to a Family Night that will mix fruits and vegetables and lots of FUN. Nourish Interactive has been working with Fresh Choice to reac...
Jul 19, 2010

Is your child eating a healthy diet - how do you know?

Do we know what is really a healthy diet?  According to a recent study, 81% parents thought their child was having a healthy diet when in fact they were not.  It seems that parents assessed their child's diet by looking at the three main meals they ate...
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