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Oct 13, 2008

Healthy Family Nutrition Tips- Help your child to eat more fruit

A great deal of children get their fruit servings from juice. While 100% juice is good and full of vitamins, the problem is there is a lot of sugar. And your child could be getting the same servings with so much less calories.I know. Can't we just b...
Oct 13, 2008

Healthy Monday: Healthy Breakfast Tips- Don't let the kids run on empty

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!Don't let your kids run on empty! Kids who skip breakfast don't save calories they feel sluggish ...
Oct 06, 2008

Can reading help tweens lose weight?

A study was done in Duke University.The study had overweight girls, ages 9 to 13 to read a novel called Lake Rescue. This book was written to promote healthy lifestyle, deal with overweight issues and provide positive messages. Six months later, the 31...
Oct 03, 2008

Celebrate "Walk to School" Day

October 8th is the national Walk to School Day. The goal is to promote family fitness by encouraging safe walking and/or riding a bicycle to school year round.Here is a CDC fact: Only 15% of students walk to school. 40 years ago 42% walked to school.We...
Oct 01, 2008

Healthy kids dance challenge

The organization Healthy Kids Challenge is promoting a national celebration of dance as a healthy activity for the entire family. Dance for Health, is an event designed to raise healthy lifestyle awareness and get kids and adults moving through dance. ...
Sep 24, 2008

Is the ban on soda in schools helping kids?

Okay, the ban on soda in elementary schools is growing. There are now several states that don't allow it in their vending machines nor as a classroom treat. California is one of those states. This week there has been buzz, speculation if this will r...
Sep 22, 2008

Six mistakes parents make

This was a nice little summary of things to NOT do. Believe it or not, the article starts out telling us about a child who was on a "chocolate diet". Okay that is an extreme example and I think most parents have enough good sense to know "you just go...
Sep 15, 2008

Do you know what your child's buying for you can.

Here is an interesting new use of technology called MealpayPlus. Los Angeles Unified School District is using this new software technology. Essentially, it allows parents to log in and see what their child is buying for lunch. Parents can add money to ...
Sep 08, 2008

Saving on School Lunches

With the high cost of food, gas and general living expenses, we are all looking at how to economize a bit to get more for our buck. Back to school means buying food for school lunches or purchasing school lunches. I can't tell you how many articles I...
Sep 08, 2008

Healthy Monday- Eat A Healthy Breakfast For Success

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!Set your child up for a successful school week, by making sure they eat breakfast everyday!I know...
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