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Apr 21, 2014

Immunity Boost: 10 Alternatives to Oranges that Provide Vitamin C

Oranges are well known for the property of containing high amounts of vitamin C. This immunity boosting component can help prevent virtually anyone from becoming sick by assisting in the creation of white blood cells. However, there are many other f...
Apr 16, 2014

Easter candy consumption almost tops Halloween!

Wondering how much candy was eaten for Easter? Did you know that chocolate Easter eggs are the most popular Easter treats! Easter candy eating is only topped by Halloween! 16 billion jelly beans were sold this year. We do love our ca...
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 26, 2014

Will the new food label changes proposed really make a difference?

A new food label is being proposed by the FDA. The FDA is proposing to update the Nutrition Facts label found on most food packages in the United States. The Nutrition Facts label, which was introduced 20 years ago, helps families make informed ...
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 ...
Mar 14, 2014

Bring the kids into the kitchen too cook some Irish fare!

Try these two Irish recipes this month. Bring kids in the kitchen and find some tasty recipes that they can help with. Bringing kids into the kitchen to help has been shown to have wonderful benefits for children. According to our friends a...
Mar 12, 2014

Potato Fun for kids -The Healthy Potato Facts and Printables

With St Patrick's day, we think of green but many people also associate the potato with Ireland. Actually, the potato was created in Peru! Nevertheless, we are happy to share some fun potato facts and fun printable materials for kids. Pot...
Mar 10, 2014

St Patricks Day The Lucky Green Vegetable - Fun Printables for Kids

Get kids excited about green foods by introducing them to the lucky green foods of St Patrick's Day. St Patrick Day Fun Free Printable for Kids Find the Lucky Green Fruits and Vegetable Forest More St Patrick’...
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