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Mar 06, 2009

Kids like Eating Cool Vegetables with Cool Names

A recent study was presented at the School Nutrition Association's annual meeting. The study tested the response of kids to vegetables and fruits:186 kids were given carrots to eat as part of their lunch on certain daysthe same kids were given carrots ...
Mar 04, 2009

National Recess Week reminds kids about the importance of being active

This week is National Recess Week and schools all over America are celebrating it with special recess activities.But what is behind this recognition week. It's about the importance of getting kids active. It's about getting kids to playground to play, ...
Mar 02, 2009

TV snacking can be contributing to childhood obesity- obesity prevention tips

A new study conducted by Dr. Diane Jackson from the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health showed that children, ages 2-6 who spend more time in front of the TV tend to be heavier. The study followed 89 children between the ages of 2-6 years old fo...
Mar 02, 2009

Healthy Monday- Help the kids find the rainbow colors in fruits and vegetables

Celebrate National Nutrition Month with your family by finding a rainbow -- of vegetables. At the store, challenge your children to find as many different colors of vegetables as they can -- purple cabbage, red peppers, white cauliflower, green beans. ...
Feb 27, 2009

Portion sizes - follow the three S rule to keep portions at a healthy serving

Portion sizes. There has been a great deal of studies done on why our portion sizes are getting bigger and the psychology of portion sizes. I thought I would share a few interesting facts to think about: The average person will eat 25-50% more food w...
Feb 25, 2009

Oscars Wall-E Movie Importance of Fitness Activities For Kids

I enjoyed the Oscars this week! Probably like so many, I ran out to get a copy of some of the most nominated Oscar movies! On my list was Wall-E. I decided to watch Wall-E since: it was up for so many academy awards to see what this kids movie was...
Feb 23, 2009

Healthy Monday- Try some indoor activities to get your family movin!

Indoor workouts can help keep you fit through winter and present an opportunity to try a new exercise. Yoga and Pilates combine strength, balance and flexibility, as do workouts on inflatable exercise balls. Spin classes, cardio machines and free weigh...
Feb 23, 2009

Put your red and help fight heart disease in women

I know my blogs are focused on children's nutrition and health but today I want to take a moment to focus on moms. Couple of weeks ago, millions of Americans wore red in recognition of the great risk women face, dying from heart disease. Here is some s...
Feb 20, 2009

Will a fat Barbie or Superman send the right message to fight childhood obesity?

There was mixed responses from a bold move created by the Active Life Movement: Barbie . This is a wonderful organization that is committed promoting healthy living. In their fight against childhood obesity, they attempted to send a strong mess...
Feb 18, 2009

Fighting childhood obesity movement focuses on babies

We used to think a chubby baby was a sign of a healthy baby. How many times have we heard someone say " that is just baby fat, they will lose it when they grow!"Well for many babies that is not the case. We now know that if a baby gains too much weight...
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