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Feb 16, 2009

Healthy Monday- Keep your healthy family goals on track

If your new year's resolutions have run aground, don't bail out. Simply pause and begin again today, and every Monday. Write down small, specific goals and one realistic change to make each week. Then recommit on Mondays to your healthier lifestyle. Us...
Feb 16, 2009

Foods that have almost zero value- it may surprise you!

I just read a list of the 50 most popular foods that have almost zero nutrition value. Chances are you have some of these foods in your cupboard. I am not saying absolutely eliminate this from your child's diet but instead, it is good to be aware. Th...
Feb 13, 2009

Grocery saving tips for each of the food groups- healthy eating on a budget

Continuing in our tips for healthy eating on a budget. Here are some specific tips for best buys by food groups:The Grains Group: Breads, cereals, pasta and rice (look for the word "whole" for added fiber, vitamins and minerals) Look for bargains o...
Feb 09, 2009

Children's nutrition- eating healthy foods helps children to improve their grades!

Sometimes we get too focused on childhood obesity and we may end up sending the wrong message. Parents whose child(ren) are not overweight may think that the message about healthy eating, the importance of daily exercise and a balanced meal are not mea...
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 06, 2009

Teaching children healthy eating habits- easy tips for parents to use at home

Kids today are growing up in an environment where they are being trained to overeat. What chance do we have as parents to make a difference?Well the reality is you have the opportunity to make a big difference. Eating at home, taking your kids grocery...
Feb 04, 2009

Recipes have increased their calories in food over the years

We know we have to watch portion sizes when we eat out/or get take out food, but what about when we cook at home? Larger portion sizes means more calories in food.The next time you pull out your recipe book, you may be surprised to know that the recipe...
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...
Feb 02, 2009

Healthy Monday- get the kids involved in making the meal

Involve your kids in making dinners each Monday. Ask them which vegetables to put in the sauce or stir-fry. Have them measure the amount of pasta or brown rice needed for the family meal. Play rock-paper-scissors, the winner picks which fruit to have f...
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...
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