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Aug 18, 2014

Happy 87th to the Healthiest Woman I know - Mom

Today is my mom's birthday. I want to wish her a wonderful special day has she becomes 87. Now when you think of 87, you might envision an elderly frail women who needs some help when she walks. That would be further from the truth whe...
Aug 11, 2014

Parenting Topics to Start The Conversation - Kids Eat Right Month

To help you celebrate National Kids Eat Right Month, we have created a special page with our most applicable resources for parents! You can find online tools and activities to get you started. If your a parent, you may not be sure where to star...
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...
Jul 28, 2014

Make Some Room For A Home Grown Garden

As we get ready for national Farmers Week, I wanted to start out by promoting the importance of food gardens. Sometimes, things really do start in our own backyard! My brother-in-law, Vinnie, (Vinnie the farmer-I call him) has been growing a veget...
Jul 25, 2014

Home lunch falls short in nutrition - parents may need a little help

It's tough being a parent and juggling all the responsibilities that come along with the job. Maybe we need a little help to get it right. A new study says that "Backpack lunches flunk nutrition". Some of the factors that are making it harder ...
Jul 23, 2014

Salt By The Numbers - Infographics Says IT All

My last thought on salt. I found this infographic and thought it really says it all. Please share! More tips for reducing salt intake in your family's diet: You can find the amount of salt on any food package. Just look at the food lab...
Jul 21, 2014

Is your child getting too much salt?

Should you be concerned about how much salt is actually in your child's diet? The answer is probably "yes". It may surprise you that a recent finding of the Center for Disease Control has found that many kids and adolescents consume more salt t...
Jul 16, 2014

Guide to Gardening At Home - Easy Vegetable Cheat Sheet for Parents

Just got this infographic sent to me and thought "How great is this?" I am a huge advocate of gardening with kids. There are so many studies that promote the relationship between kids gardening and healthier eating habits. If you have been t...
Jul 14, 2014

Composting and kids

I have been composting for the last 4 years. I have to admit that it was not my own idea. Our city had passed an ordinance requiring all homeowners to compost. I was a bit reluctant at first and worried that it would attract bugs and be very smel...
Jul 11, 2014

Bring kids into nature and improve their overall health

This weekend, I am going camping with my family. We will be enjoying the great outdoors, as they say. Yes, I will be sleeping in a tent but with a comfy air mattress under my sleeping bag. ;-) I can't explain it but I have an overwhelming feel...
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