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Jun 07, 2010

Healthy Monday - Be an active role model for kids and promote exercise

Show ‘em what you got!Become a role model for your children! Start the week by organizing an outdoor game like softball or volleyball that the whole family can enjoy.Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will find some ...
Jun 04, 2010

Healthy summer snacks for kids going to summer camp

It's just about summer time and many kids will be off to summer camp.  It is important that kids eat healthy year round so their bodies will continue to grow and develop properly.  Keeps kids on the right track with healthy summer snacks for summer cam...
May 31, 2010

Healthy Monday - Healthy families start with healthy goals

Make healthy headlines this week.This week, have the kids help record your family's healthy behaviors in a journal. Then look back next Monday on everything you’ve done and set goals for the following week.Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health...
May 31, 2010

Michelle Obama launches plan to fight childhood obesity within a generation

Michelle Obama released her plan to fight childhood obesity.  Her goal is to solve the problem within a generation which is a pretty ambitious goal.  This means decreasing childhood obesity rates to 5% by the year 2030!Her plan entails implementing an ...
May 28, 2010

Federal government may begin tracking kids who are overweight

With the growing awareness about childhood obesity, politicians are looking to new legislation to fight the problem.There is discussion that the government should begin tracking the weight of children ages 2 to 18.  This is information routinely collec...
May 24, 2010

Help kids eat more fiber with simple tips

Fiber is so important in our diets and most kids (and even adults) don't get enough.I have put together some helpful tips to help you get your child  gradually increase fiber in their diet: Choose whole grain cereals for breakfast such as Raisin Bran...
May 24, 2010

Healthy Monday - Barbecue eating tips for a healthy summer

Avoid barbeque binging.Stay on track this Memorial Day by using small dishes instead of picking from a larger bowl or package.Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will find some healthy tip to help your family start th...
May 21, 2010

Story time can be healthy time for kids

I remember reading my children stories right before they went to sleep.  Of course that was when they were little and that was quite a while ago.  But I still keep an eye out for cute stories that parents can read to their children that have a healthy ...
May 19, 2010

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month - get the kids moving

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month.  This is actually a great time to remind us how important it is to find physical activities to do with our kids.  Why?  Many of us may have started out the year with great enthusiasm but with busy live...
May 17, 2010

Healthy Monday - Leave some time to relax for a healthier day

Wind down to amp up.Stay alert by devoting 30 minutes a day to a relaxing activity like yoga, meditation or reading. Regular relaxation keeps you energized- get in the habit today!  These are good habits to teach the kids as well.Mondays are a great da...
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