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Feb 09, 2009

Healthy Monday- Celebrate Valentine's Day with extra kindness to your heart

Be your own Valentine and take care of your heart. Assess your risk of cardiac disease with your doctor. Safeguard your heart with at least 30 minutes of exercise on most days and a diet low in saturated and trans fats, cholesterol and sodium. Avoid se...
Feb 02, 2009

Nutrient Claims Facts- Printable Chart for Healthy Food Shopping

Sometimes I go grocery shopping and I have to really stop and read the labels to figure out exactly what the "nutrient claim" on the package really means! Why? Well the marketers have gotten so clever with their "marketing claims" and sometimes they...
Jan 30, 2009

Daily Nutrition and Fitness Tips For Healthy Kids and Families - Printable Calendar

We launched our daily health tip widget at the beginning of the year. It is an easy, quick way to get a reminder each day of ways to improve your family and child's health. Remember, it is all about small changes in our lifestyle can add up to reall...
Jan 28, 2009

Small Change Summit- A Healthier America One Change at a Time

I had the opportunity to attend the "Small Change" summit held by the USDA in Washington DC earlier this month. I was invited to attend as a representative for Nourish Interactive along with other corporate partners. Corporate partners are organizati...
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 23, 2009

What to do with the Picky Eater?

First of all, don't despair. That leads to frustration and stress at meal times. That doesn't help you or the child. Be patient there is no magic solutions because kids, like us adults, have different personalities, tolerance levels, patience, moods et...
Jan 19, 2009

Taxes on sugary drinks, but will it make the difference? Childhood obesity prevention strategies

A tax on soda and sugary drinks is being proposed in some states as a way to fight childhood obesity. In New York, for example, they are proposing an 18% tax on these type of beverages. But is this the direction we should be moving in our fight to im...
Jan 12, 2009

Childhood obesity prevention tips to combat unhealthy food advertising

With the increasing reports about the childhood obesity epidemic, the high-sugary, high-fatty food manufacturers are jumping quickly on the bandwagon to position themselves as advocates for healthier eating with new healthier foods and advertising poli...
Jan 12, 2009

Healthy Monday- Small changes add up for family nutrition

This Monday, resolve to think small. Bold resolutions to overhaul your family's entire diet and exercise regime may fall flat in no time. But you can reach any goal with one focused step at a time. Small changes, done consistently, add up to big i...
Jan 09, 2009

Kids nutrition study: Fast foods don't meet the nutrient requirements your kids need

This is the first nutrition study to really examine the nutrients in fast food kids meals. The study reported: 25% of kids, 4 t0 8 years of age, eat fast food on a typical day 97% did not serve kids meals that provided the recommended nutrition kids...
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