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Oct 13, 2008

Healthy Family Nutrition Tips- Help your child to eat more fruit

A great deal of children get their fruit servings from juice. While 100% juice is good and full of vitamins, the problem is there is a lot of sugar. And your child could be getting the same servings with so much less calories.I know. Can't we just b...
Oct 10, 2008

Is your child getting enough zzzz's

I remember in nursing school, studying about the importance of sleep. But we don't really need a study to tell us that a good night sleep is important. A good night sleep is helps a child do better in school. We know this. We know this because when...
Oct 08, 2008

Family nutrition tips- avoid the top 10 mistakes parents make

I know, it's hard to be a parent. I made many of the mistakes listed below and I am a nurse. But hey, no handbook so we do the best we can. I share this with you not to emphasize what we as parents do "wrong". But rather, to debunk many of the my...
Oct 06, 2008

Can reading help tweens lose weight?

A study was done in Duke University.The study had overweight girls, ages 9 to 13 to read a novel called Lake Rescue. This book was written to promote healthy lifestyle, deal with overweight issues and provide positive messages. Six months later, the 31...
Oct 06, 2008

Healthy Monday- Laugh and dance

Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will find some healthy tip to help your family start the week off on a Healthy Note!Have more fun on Monday! Laughing, dancing and having a good time with your children is good for ...
Oct 03, 2008

Celebrate "Walk to School" Day

October 8th is the national Walk to School Day. The goal is to promote family fitness by encouraging safe walking and/or riding a bicycle to school year round.Here is a CDC fact: Only 15% of students walk to school. 40 years ago 42% walked to school.We...
Oct 01, 2008

Healthy kids dance challenge

The organization Healthy Kids Challenge is promoting a national celebration of dance as a healthy activity for the entire family. Dance for Health, is an event designed to raise healthy lifestyle awareness and get kids and adults moving through dance. ...
Sep 29, 2008

Desperate Housewives tackle childhood obesity

Kudos to Desperate Housewives for introducing a storyline about the struggles of having an overweight child.It really showed in one episode something that parents across America, and globally are facing, childhood obesity.Surprising, they hit a lot of ...
Sep 26, 2008

Banking on our kids

It's Friday and I, like so many Americans are worried about this bailout package. If it passes, what does that mean to our economy, will it solve the problem, or is it just a quick fix, a band-aid?  It is doesn't pass, then what will happen, will we pl...
Sep 17, 2008

Getting long can kids wait?

With the continued concern over the health of our children  Many school districts are beginning to take action. But my concern is that action is often tied up in "assessment", "policy writing" and "lack of funding".So what can we as parents do. Well, I...
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