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Nov 05, 2012

IOM new report: Obesity Complex but Conquerable

The Institute of Medicine has released a new report about the weight of the nation, adults and children. But sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words and this great infographic summarized all the key points of the report. Read the full rep...
Oct 19, 2012

Celebrate farm to school month with children

This month is National farm to school month. Farm to School is b any program that connects schools (K-12) and local farms. The goal of this program is to help schools: serve healthy meals help children eat healthie...
Oct 10, 2012

Jolly Green Giants makes fruits and vegetables fun for kids!

I love this video and thought I would share it with you. What I love about is are the key message: Make vegetables and fruits fun! That is what we need to do. We need to join together in a FUN FIGHT against the fast food and high fat/high ...
Oct 01, 2012

October kicks off healthy month for kids and families

October is busy with national awareness events reminding us of the importance of being healthy. Find out what is happening this month!
Sep 19, 2012

The role of communities in promoting physical activity

You might be surprised to learn these facts about how important your community is in helping you and your family stay healthy. This month is national childhood obesity awareness month and one of the strategies to helping children prevent obesity...
Sep 17, 2012

Childhood obesity awareness month - president Obama proclamation

NATIONAL CHILDHOOD OBESITY AWARENESS MONTH, 2012 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Over the past several decades, childhood obesity has become a serious public health issue that puts millions of our so...
Sep 07, 2012

National poll shows parents are very worried about kids inactivity

Are your kids active enough? Are you concerned about your child not getting enough exercise each day? Well, according to the annual University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll, you are not alone. 39% of parents ...
Sep 03, 2012

Backpack safety - Back To School Healthy Tips

September 19 is National School Backpack Awareness day. Around the country, American Occupational Association is hosting events to educate parents and teachers about the importance of backpack safety for kids. You might be surprised to learn th...
Aug 31, 2012

Back to school means healthy breakfasts

It is back to school time and planning a healthy breakfast is key to getting your child off to a good start. The American Academy of Pediatrics states "breakfast is the most important meal of the day and will allow kids to maintain better foc...
Aug 24, 2012

Get your child ready for school with this quick checklist

It is back to school time and we want to make sure your child is ready for a healthy back to school start. The national school nurse association has a checklist to help you get ready. Here are some of the key points on the list*: ...
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