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Jul 17, 2009

Finding ways to buy healthy foods at a discount!

I was shopping at Whole Foods and found an aisle that had many grains, nuts and seeds but they were in big containers and unpackaged. They were much cheaper because these food items were not packaged. You grab a bag and buy only the amount that you n...
Jul 13, 2009

Have fair fun with the kids but also keep healthy eating in mind

The fair is a great family event and I took my kids every year. It is one of our fun memories. We are city folks, so seeing the cows and chickens and other 4H events was really enjoyable.The fair offers a great fun time for all and lots of goodies to...
Jul 08, 2009

Michael Jackson memorial reminds families that music and dancing are great fun for kids.

I watched the Michael Jackson memorial today with millions of others.  I was moved and really felt like the memorial was a wonderful tribute to the great music and dancing that Michael Jackson brought to our world.For me, Queen Latifah's speech really...
Jul 06, 2009

National Summer Learning Day July 9, celebrate with fun learning activities

July 9 is National Summer Learning Day. This event is sponsored by the National Center for Summer Learning.I like to promote this event because it reminds all us how important it for kids to keep learning even when school is out. You may be thinking,...
Jul 06, 2009

Healthy Monday - Make outdoor eating healthy

This Monday make outdoor eating healthy Choose lean-meats and fat-free hot dogs on whole grain buns.   Add cucumbers, tomatoes and sprouts for crunch, flavor and vitamins.Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will fi...
Jul 03, 2009

Healthy summer barbecue grilling tips for the family on 4th of July

Happy Independence Day! If you haven't pulled out your barbecue pit yet, chances are you will for this 4th of July.Grilling is a fun way to promote healthy eating for the family. You don't have to add grease when cooking and there is less clean up! ...
Jul 01, 2009

Water Safety for Kids

Water is a great way for kids to be active and have a lot of fun.  Fun for parents too!With kids jumping in the pools, lakes and beaches, I wanted to share with you some important water safety rules that all kids should follow:Swimming pool safety: th...
Jun 29, 2009

Safety Tips for Summer Barbecues- Family Safe Grilling

You got the grill pulled out and are ready to start barbecuing. A fun family way to cook and eat together enjoying the wonderful summer weather.But don't forget these safety tips to keep the kids and family safe:Before you start to grill - check and c...
Jun 29, 2009

Healthy Monday - Color up your child's salad with fruits!

This Monday prepare for the 4th with fruit Go red, white and blue with pomegranate, bananas and grapes in your salad. Blend strawberries, plain non-fat yogurt and blueberries for a smoothie rich in flavor and antioxidants.Mondays are a great day to re...
Jun 26, 2009

Don't let summer be an excuse for kids to miss breakfast- easy healthy breakfast tips

During summertime, it can be easy to fall out of some healthy habits - like making sure your child eats breakfast every morning. Perhaps with kids sleeping in or going to camp, it is throwing your morning routine out the window!Here are some easy, tim...
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