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Childhood Obesity

May 21, 2010

Story time can be healthy time for kids

I remember reading my children stories right before they went to sleep.  Of course that was when they were little and that was quite a while ago.  But I still keep an eye out for cute stories that parents can read to their children that have a healthy ...
May 19, 2010

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month - get the kids moving

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month.  This is actually a great time to remind us how important it is to find physical activities to do with our kids.  Why?  Many of us may have started out the year with great enthusiasm but with busy live...
May 17, 2010

Michelle Obama announces new agreement with food manufacturers to lower calories and fight childhood obesity

Michelle Obama announced today, May 17, 2010,  that the Food and Beverage Manufacturer have agreed to make changes to their food products that will result in a 1.5 trillion calorie reduction by 2015.  That's a lot of calories!So what exactly does that ...
May 10, 2010

Kevin Durant helps kids get moving with new fun little video

Here is a mini 'Let's Move' commercial featuring NBA star, Kevin Durant, that you can share with your kids.  This little video helps reminds kids why it is important to move everyday.  I thought it was very well done and uses a combination of kids, fun...
May 07, 2010

Join the Fit Factor Kids walking team to help tally up 100,000,000 steps and promote exercise to kids

First I want to acknowledge that this National Nurses Week.  Thank you fellow nurses for your tireless and compassionate work caring for the sick and for teaching people healthy living skills.I am always looking for fun ways to promote nutrition and ex...
May 03, 2010

Happy Meal must now be Healthy Meal - in one Northern California county

There has been quite a bit of buzz about a new law passed in Santa Clara County in California.  The new law essentials bans restaurants from using toys to lure kids to meals high in fat, sugar and calories.It is true that a toy does not make kids gain ...
Apr 28, 2010

Nourish Interactive teams up with Fresh Choice Restaurants to promote nutrition education

I am happy to share with you some exciting news. Nourish Interactive has teamed up with Fresh Choice Restaurants to promote healthy eating to kids. To combat all the junk food marketing, we need to also provide fun "marketing" or education abou...
Apr 26, 2010

National Turn off your TV - great lesson for kids and family to be active

Were you able to turn off that TV last week?  If you missed it or were not able to formally participate during the national "Turn Off the TV" week, you can still participate.It is really never too late teach the kids the importance of limiting their sc...
Apr 26, 2010

Healthy Monday - Turn off the TV and Get Active with the Kids

Take the action off-screenStay healthy by limiting the time you spend in front of the computer and TV. This week plan a Move It Monday game night or after-dinner walk and give your eyes a rest.Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every ...
Apr 21, 2010

National Turn Your TV off - teaches kids about being active and fighting childhood obesity

This week is National "Turn off your TV" week.This offers a reason to limit TV time or even turn off the TV!  Kids may protest a little but if you have some substitute activities lined up, they may soon forget about TV and enjoy the many other activiti...
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