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Sep 05, 2008

Family Nutrition: Phelps promotes Frosted Flakes but is it really Grrrrreat for kids?!?

Phelps was certainly one of my favorites from the Olympics and thought a great example for kids. But lately there has been a great deal of controversy following his decision to endorse Frosted Flakes. He will be appearing on their box in the next we...
Sep 01, 2008

Build your child's some strong bones

I just read a little fact that 90% of girls and 75% of boys between 9 and 13 years old do not get the recommended amount of calcium, according to the National osteoporosis Foundation.Calcium is so important for growing bones and for preventing osteopor...
Aug 25, 2008

Healthy Monday- Nuts are a nutritious snack for kids

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!Looking for some great snacks to put in your child's lunchbox. How about a handful of nuts. Nuts ...
Aug 22, 2008

Order whole beans for a healthier heart

Eating Mexican tonight!Whole beans... did I say whole beans. This is one of the healthiest sides you can eat. Packed with flavor, packed with fiber and packed with protein! It's the other stuff that goes into the burrito that you have to be careful ...
Aug 20, 2008

Healthy Eating At The Ballpark

Taking the kids to watch the local professional team is always a fun and memorable day. But what should you buy your child to eat that is healthier?Hot dog or pretzel? well, a hot dog with bun has about 280 calories including the mustard. It is high...
Aug 18, 2008

90 percent of Americans could be overweight by 2030

I know I am usually blogging about children nutrition but this number was too scary so I had to read the article. And since parents are the prime role model for children's food habits.... there's lot so reason to pay attention.This study was based off...
Aug 15, 2008

Eating healthy during family fun time

Families are on the road for a short drive and an enjoyable "staycation" during the last couple of weeks before school starts. With gas being so expensive, many families are opting out of the usual big travel plans and driving shorter distances for fam...
Aug 08, 2008

Let's not get stuck on a label for childhood obesity, let's get moving on solutions

Well, according to this article, England's government has now created a new national policy measuring program that essentially will send height and weight measurements home as part of a school report card.Here is a few interesting notes: they will no...
Aug 06, 2008

Which restaurants got the bad grades?

Here is the update on the report just published on top 13 restaurant chains and the calories in the kids meals. The benchmark was 430 calories. Meals offered to children should not exceed this amount for one sitting (one meal) based on the recommended ...
Aug 06, 2008

Restaurant chains offer limited healthy choices for kids

What's the buzz this week? A nonprofit organization has released a report about the calories in kids meals! From the top 13 chain restaurants. The report card was not too good for most of these restaurants. But really, are you surprised? 93% of ...
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