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Dec 26, 2014

Best family activities to burn off Christmas dinner

I hope everyone had a joyous and very merry Christmas. Family time, food, gifts, singing and dancing, games are all part of a special holiday season. I know I ate one too many Peruvian tamales. So today I am focused on getting some extra work...
Nov 05, 2014

5 tips to recommit to healthy habits during the holidays

We have New Years Day where a great deal of people are making their New Years resolutions. But by March most have fallen off and certainly by winter. With the holidays just around the corner, November reminds us to recommit to our resolution to...
Oct 20, 2014

Baseball playoffs promote family time

Last week, I went to see the Giants play and win. The next day they won the pennant. Yes, I am born and raised in San Francisco. (not Frisco, San Francisco!) It was so much fun and exciting to be part of the crowd in San Francisco as we all came...
Oct 08, 2014

Remembering the Farmer this Farm to School Month

I was at the National Dairy Council meeting at their corporate headquarters in Chicago and learned a great deal about their passion for the local dairy farmer. I have to say that I was moved by many of the participants that shared their stories abo...
Oct 01, 2014

Get kids riding and walking to school

Every year, thousands of children who normally are taken to school in a car are walking or riding their bikes this year on the National Bike/Walk to School day. But don't let this be a one day event. Make this a new commitment for the family. I...
Sep 19, 2014

Join Nourish Interactive - The Healthy Schools Revolution Fund Raiser For Schools

Picture this: your child eating a hot, nutritious lunch prepared with fresh ingredients sourced from local farms. Imagine you child coming home having just eaten fresh tomatoes & lettuces from her school garden. Imagine your child having extra burst...
Sep 05, 2014

Is your teen suffering from Mobile Device App Addiction?

With school underway, kids are pulling out their iphones and ipads even more than ever. Many schools are incorporating some reading and homework apps using these mobile devices. They certainly have their place. But did you ever wonder just how ...
Aug 25, 2014

CDC shows kids are eating more fruits and vegetables-but are they the right kind?

A new study just released by the CDC* show that children are still not getting enough fruits and vegetables but are moving in the right direction. More children aged 2–5 years ate fruit than teenagers aged 12–19 years. Les...
Aug 22, 2014

Childhood Obesity Remains Number One Conern For Parents

University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital has done this adult survey for the last 7 years. This survey was conducted with parents and non-parents. For the last seven years, parents have listed childhood obesity as their number ...
Aug 13, 2014

Vegetarian and Vegan Parenting Tips and Resources

The second week in September is vegetarian awareness week. We have a wonderful dietitian who has created a set of articles to help parents ensure their vegetarian or vegan child eats healthy with adequate amounts of healthy protein sources. ...
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