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Dec 21, 2009

Fun Christmas activities for the kids while you get ready for the holiday.

It's almost Christmas and we have fun activities to keep the kids busy while you get ready. Kids can play our free nutrition game Chef Solus and the Food Pyramid Adventure, our kids' healthy games online, read a nutrition story about Christmas, or  en...
Dec 18, 2009

Healthy habits for preschoolers -How does your home compare with the ideal

In my last blog, I shared with you a new report grading how well childcare facilities provided healthy eating and physical activity for children under their care. The report also discussed the "Model Child Care Regulation for Healthy Eating and Physic...
Dec 07, 2009

Gift giving ideas- Healthy gifts for kids and family

Holiday season is gift giving time. Yes, I know, it came too fast, wasn't it just Halloween?Well back to gift giving... gift giving time provides an opportunity to promote healthy choices to kids. How? You can shop for healthy gifts and thereby teac...
Dec 04, 2009

President Obama plays football-video encouraging kids to get off the couch and be active

We know Michelle Obama has been promoting healthy eating and being active to kids but it looks like President Obama has joined in.In a new public service announcement, President Obama is seen playing football promoting physical fitness activity as part...
Nov 30, 2009

Michelle Obama shows us that it is fun to be active!

There she goes again! Showing us by example how fun it is to be active and healthy.Our First Lady, Michelle Obama dawns a hula hoop and shows the kids she's still got the moves! Then double dutch jump rope, obstacle course barefootI just love her. T...
Nov 30, 2009

Healthy Monday - Dance for fun and great exercise!

Dance off the indulgence this Monday. Take a waltz, swing, salsa or tango class to shed unwanted pounds. It gets your feet moving, your heart pumping and helps with balance.Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will fi...
Nov 27, 2009

Be active for short periods and teach kids there is always time for exercise!

It is the day after Thanksgiving! There is always so much focus on foods during this time of the year that I don't want to forget about activity. That is the other half of the equation and so important for kids, (really for all of us!)Use the fact th...
Oct 12, 2009

Healthy Monday - Get your family active with simple steps

Step up this Monday to health Skip the elevator and use the stairs. Don’t park so close to the door. Take a brisk walk at lunchtime. Or do some fast-paced chores at home. Step up this Monday to healthy activity.   Skip the elevator and use the stairs...
Oct 07, 2009

National Walk Your Child To School Day reminds us of the importance of daily activity.

Today is National Walk your Child to School Day.Today communities around the world are walking or bicycling to school. This international event was created to: To enhance the health of kids Increased physical activity can combat a host of health pr...
Sep 28, 2009

Healthy Monday - Get the kids active with activities they love!

Make moving fun for kids this MondayAsk kids what they like, then invite their friends. The more fun they have, the longer they will stick with it.Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will find some healthy tip to help...
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