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Jan 26, 2009

Study Doctors Don't Always Diagnosis an Overweight Child- Online Children's BMI Calculator

I know this may seem surprising. Maybe even shocking to many of us, but according to a recent study published in Pediatrics Journal, doctors are not informing parents when their kids are overweight or obese.Here is what the study found: 10% of the k...
Jan 26, 2009

Healthy Monday-Get outdoors and shake the winter blues!

Feeling blah with winter blues? Shake off the cold and dark of winter doldrums and brighten your mood. Bundle up and head outdoors with the kids, especially on sunny days. Also, socialize by getting outside to walk, ski, and/or ice skate as a family. A...
Jan 19, 2009

Healthy Monday Tips- Family activities lead to healthy habits

Build healthy habits together as a family this winter. Skate at an ice rink. Pop popcorn with a hot air popper. Shovel snow and build an igloo. Stroll after dinner with the dog (don't forget to carry a flashlight). Mondays are a great day to ren...
Jan 02, 2009

Start your day with a healthy tip for your family.

Most of us will be making some new year's resolutions related to becoming more healthy. The challenge, of course is to keep it going beyond the first couple of months we are most gung-ho.We have created a Healthy Tip widget designed to give you simple...
Dec 22, 2008

Healthy holiday nutrition tips- help your kids maintain healthy habits during the holidays.

Of course, it is important to help kids develop and maintain healthy habits throughout the year. That is the key to raising a healthy child and most importantly, helping them develop lifelong health habits.But let's face it. The holiday season is tim...
Dec 01, 2008

2008 Eating healthy and exercise survey results released by Dietetic Association

The American Dietetic Association released their 2008 survey results and the trends were promising, indicating that an increasing number of Americans are more concerned about eating healthy and exercising.  The survey is done every year and asks a ser...
Nov 26, 2008

Idea for kids to teach younger kids about nutrition

Here's an idea for a school or an afterschool program to do. I have read about some organizations creating plays about healthy eating and daily exercise to help kids learn about nutrition in a fun, engaging way.But how about if the schools let the kids...
Nov 24, 2008

Thanksgiving Tips for a Wonderful Family Event

Thanksgiving is one of those special meals that families look forward to for several weeks. It is one of those times where we might just want to enjoy the full rich recipes that have been handed down generation to generation.Some suggestions to help Th...
Nov 24, 2008

Healthy Mondays: family safety tips, exercising outdoors safely

Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will find some healthy tip to help your family start the week off on a Healthy Note!Lighten up today! It's always best to exercise outdoors during daylight hours, but that can be to...
Nov 17, 2008

Family Nutrition Tips- USDA announces new team for 2010 MyPyramid

The USDA has announced that they have formed a new team, lead by Brian Wansink PhD, to develop the 2010 Food Guidelines.I met Brian Wansink when Nourish Interactive received recognition from the USDA, back in June 2008 for our work promoting nutrition ...
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