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Aug 03, 2009

Healthy Monday - Give the gift of blood this Monday

Every two seconds someone needs blood. You could save a life by donating. It’s safe and easy, and you get a free check-up!Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will find some healthy tip to help your family start the ...
Jul 31, 2009

Childhood obesity tops the 100 billion dollar mark

Childhood obesity (and it related issues) is costing American taxpayers over $100 BILLION dollars A YEAR.But of course, it is more than the money. It's about our children being happy and healthy. It's about giving them a chance to grow up without di...
Jul 29, 2009

Childhood obesity predicted to shorten kids lives.

Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, made the opening remarks at the conference, "Weight of the Nation".  She stated "the childhood obesity epidemic so severe in our country that this generation of kids could be the first in mor...
Jul 27, 2009

Introduce kids to berries that are loaded with health benefits - colorful and sweet too

The Berry Health Benefits Symposium just convened and more and more wonderful health benefits are being discovered from our tasty fruit, the Berry family: Blueberries Strawberries Raspberries Cranberries Blackberries And other berries Helps p...
Jul 27, 2009

Healthy Monday - Walk the walk this Monday

It’s warm, the days are long, so grab the kids and challenge each other to walk a little farther and faster than before.Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will find some healthy tip to help your family start the we...
Jul 22, 2009

Video games can help educate children about nutrition and health

The Joan Ganz Cooney Center has just released a report identifying video games as a useful means to educate children about health.The report states:"Digital games show significant potential to promote children’s growth and healthy development. They ...
Jul 20, 2009

Healthy Monday - Start your activity program

Up activity this Monday A sedentary lifestyle increases the risk of chronic disease. Get active – it’s summer! Just 30 minutes a day – jog, walk, bike, hike or swim!Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows.Every Monday, you will find s...
Jul 20, 2009

New healthy food ratings - will they help us eat healthier or make us more confused?

With the big push for eating healthier, companies are introducing new healthy rating food systems.  With food labels and health claims splattered all over the packaging, it can become very confusing!Let's take a look at what is out there: Food Labels...
Jul 17, 2009

Finding ways to buy healthy foods at a discount!

I was shopping at Whole Foods and found an aisle that had many grains, nuts and seeds but they were in big containers and unpackaged. They were much cheaper because these food items were not packaged. You grab a bag and buy only the amount that you n...
Jul 15, 2009

How overweight are the kids in your state?

I have been seeing a lot of articles about which states have the lowest and highest adult and childhood obesity rate. This is because the National Survey of Children's Health has just come out with the latest 2007 figures. The figures for children are...
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