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Aug 31, 2009

Healthy Monday - Keep your kids safe by reviewing safety rules for the road.

This Monday put school safety 1stSit down with your kids and review the rules for buses, bicycles and pedestrian crossings. Teach them how to stay calm in an emergency.Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will find so...
Aug 28, 2009

Go Meatless on Monday and Save the Planet and Improve Your Health

Why pledge to go meatless one day a week.Our friends at Meatless Monday reminds us that it is more than just our own personal health. It also saves our environment. You may not realize this but the livestock that provides meat for us to eat is respon...
Aug 26, 2009

Childhood obesity listed as number one concern amongst parents.

The annual survey taken by the University of Michigan, CS Mott Children's hospital has just been released. This survey interviews adults about their concerns regarding children's health in their community.Here are the 2009 results: For a second year...
Aug 24, 2009

Childhood obesity on the rise requires new category - severe obesity

New research that will be published in September has more compelling data about the need for early nutrition education.Researchers looked at the data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) ov over 12, 384 children. Their st...
Aug 24, 2009

Healthy Monday - keep your family healthy with regular doctor visits

This Monday get the factsAsk a doctor or nurse which tests you need for your age, lifestyle and medical history. Then schedule an appointment!Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will find some healthy tip to help you...
Aug 21, 2009

Simple solution to get kids eating their school lunch.

With our continued concern with the economy, it got me thinking about how to avoid "wasting" money.Yeah, wasting money, throwing money away! As your kids get ready to go back to school, I am reminded of a study I read last year in September.A study fu...
Aug 17, 2009

Back to school - help kids make healthy food choices in the school cafeteria

It is that time again! Summer passed by fast and now it is back to school! This means many kids will be buying their lunch in the school cafeteria.Of course, the best option is to have your child bring their lunch from home so together you can create ...
Aug 14, 2009

Alliance for a Healthier Generation awards 114 schools for outstanding health and nutrition environments.

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation has named the 114 outstanding schools in the US.  These schools are recognized  for building healthy learning environments for students and staff, receiving a bronze, silver or gold award.These schools are to b...
Aug 10, 2009

Concerns about energy drinks and kids

Is your child seeing the ads for energy drinks and asking you to add them to your grocery list?I just an article about the effects of energy drinks on kids. To read all the facts and studies listed, read the full article.Here are some key points you s...
Aug 10, 2009

Healthy Monday - This Monday build your brain with games

Crosswords, sudoku … any puzzle that taps your language or math skills can leave your mind sharp and stimulated.  Just a few minutes a day!Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will find some healthy tip to help your...
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