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Sep 14, 2009

PBS reaches out to kids with new website!

PBS kids has launched a new website for kids called Speak Out.PBS is giving kids their very own forum where kids can actually post their own healthy tips, ideas and suggestions for other kids to read. The forum is targeted to 6 to 12 years encouraging...
Sep 09, 2009

Back to School with Mangos - lots of healthy fruit snack food alternatives for kids

Back to school time can signify hectic schedules, homework and lots of eating on-the-go, but it doesn’t mean your family can afford to slack off on their physical fitness or healthy lifestyle. Jango Mango, official mango ambassador for the National M...
Sep 07, 2009

Healthy Monday - Prioritize your family time to fun and healthy activities!

This Monday get your life on track!Write down how you spend your days, then evaluate. Prioritize your time with exercise, wholesome meals and family fun – and stay happy!Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will find...
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 10, 2009

Healthy Monday - This Monday build your brain with games

Crosswords, sudoku … any puzzle that taps your language or math skills can leave your mind sharp and stimulated.  Just a few minutes a day!Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will find some healthy tip to help your...
Aug 05, 2009

Is childhood obesity child abuse or society abuse?

There has been a lot in the news lately about the child who reached 555 pounds. The mother was charged with child neglect. Now a debate is underway whether she can be charged with child abuse.A child doesn't go from 90 pounds to 555 pounds overnight,...
Aug 03, 2009

Help your child learn to do a pull up and keep them physically fit

Kids need to learn about the importance of being physically fit when they are young, before the habits are formed. Before they are overrun with commercials about junk food and how it is to eat them (you even get a toy sometimes!)Being able to do a pul...
Jul 31, 2009

Childhood obesity tops the 100 billion dollar mark

Childhood obesity (and it related issues) is costing American taxpayers over $100 BILLION dollars A YEAR.But of course, it is more than the money. It's about our children being happy and healthy. It's about giving them a chance to grow up without di...
Jul 27, 2009

Healthy Monday - Walk the walk this Monday

It’s warm, the days are long, so grab the kids and challenge each other to walk a little farther and faster than before.Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will find some healthy tip to help your family start the we...
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