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Jul 20, 2009

Healthy Monday - Start your activity program

Up activity this Monday A sedentary lifestyle increases the risk of chronic disease. Get active – it’s summer! Just 30 minutes a day – jog, walk, bike, hike or swim!Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows.Every Monday, you will find s...
Jul 15, 2009

How overweight are the kids in your state?

I have been seeing a lot of articles about which states have the lowest and highest adult and childhood obesity rate. This is because the National Survey of Children's Health has just come out with the latest 2007 figures. The figures for children are...
Jul 13, 2009

Have fair fun with the kids but also keep healthy eating in mind

The fair is a great family event and I took my kids every year. It is one of our fun memories. We are city folks, so seeing the cows and chickens and other 4H events was really enjoyable.The fair offers a great fun time for all and lots of goodies to...
Jul 08, 2009

Michael Jackson memorial reminds families that music and dancing are great fun for kids.

I watched the Michael Jackson memorial today with millions of others.  I was moved and really felt like the memorial was a wonderful tribute to the great music and dancing that Michael Jackson brought to our world.For me, Queen Latifah's speech really...
Jul 06, 2009

National Summer Learning Day July 9, celebrate with fun learning activities

July 9 is National Summer Learning Day. This event is sponsored by the National Center for Summer Learning.I like to promote this event because it reminds all us how important it for kids to keep learning even when school is out. You may be thinking,...
Jul 01, 2009

Water Safety for Kids

Water is a great way for kids to be active and have a lot of fun.  Fun for parents too!With kids jumping in the pools, lakes and beaches, I wanted to share with you some important water safety rules that all kids should follow:Swimming pool safety: th...
Jun 22, 2009

Georgia State wants schools to monitor a child's BMI score

Georgia State has just introduced a bill that would have schools tracking a child's body mass index (BMI). So in addition to reading, writing, math and other subjects we may be asking them to track a child's BMI. Learn more about your child's BMI.The ...
Jun 19, 2009

Nourish Interactive Partners with Healthy Kids Challenge to Promote Healthy Families

I am happy to announce that we are partners with Healthy Kids Challenge. We share a common vision and goal and by working together we can further our cause to promote healthy kids and healthy families. What is the Healthy Kids Challenge?...
Jun 17, 2009

Father's Day Cards and Gift of Time Certificates Coloring Pages - Great Gifts for Kids to Give Dad

It is that time of the year, where kids (adults too!) stop and recognize how great dads are. There are many ways for kids to thank dad for his fun and loving ways that don't cost money. With father's day quickly approaching, we have created some...
Jun 15, 2009

Childhood Obesity Conference 2009 Highlights

I attended the Childhood Obesity Conference in Los Angeles, CA last week. There were over 1500 participants ranging from teachers, health care providers, pediatricians, government officials and kids health-related organizations. It was very inspirin...
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