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Jun 08, 2009

New study says controlling kids food may not lead to childhood obesity

A new study published in the Obesity Journal indicates that mother's who restrict their child food intake, may not be contributing to childhood obesity. For a while now, it has been a concern that limiting food intake may cause a child to actually gai...
Jun 01, 2009

Can Childhood Obesity be Combated by Adding More PE Classes - A New Study Says No

A new study presented at the 17th annual European Congress on Obesity is challenging the nation that adding more PE classes to school time will make a difference in childhood obesity. The study found that: kids who exercised more in school tended t...
Jun 01, 2009

Healthy Mondays - Planning Your Healthy Family Meals

This Monday plan a week of healthy meals. Write them down and shop ahead to avoid stress. Stick to your intention of cooking in and eating healthy.Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will find some healthy tip to hel...
May 29, 2009

Congress debates putting food labels in restaurants- will it help families make healthier choices?

The Menu Education and Labeling Act (MEAL) is back up for debate in congress. This proposed legislation is trying to close the gap left open back in 1990. The 1990 Nutrition Labeling Education Act required food manufacturers to put nutrition informat...
May 27, 2009

Start Planning Your School's National Walk to School Day - Plan a Memorable Event

It may seem a little early to talk about the International Walk to School Day scheduled for October 7, 2009.  But as they say, it is never to early to start planning.This is a good opportunity to make it a fun day for the kids/families and really rais...
May 25, 2009

Keep your family healthy and avoid summer weight gain with these easy healthy kids' tips

Help your child avoid summertime weight gain.A study found that kids body mass index increased during summer break.It's not too hard to figure out why kids may be gaining weight over summer. And it is probably the result of several factors, not just o...
May 25, 2009

Healthy Monday - This Monday rev up by relaxing

Spend 30 minutes a day taking a stroll, stretching or doing yoga, playing with the kids, playing with the dog, meditating, reading or listening to music. Regular relaxation keeps energy levels high.Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. ...
May 22, 2009

Food Allergy is on the Rise Among Children

May is national Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.According to the CDC, 4% of children suffer from food allergies.  Having food allergies, doubles a child risk of having asthma and triples their risk of having a skin or respiratory allergy.There are ...
May 18, 2009

Keep Healthy Eating for Kids and Family a Priority Even in Bad Economy

A study released by the American Heart Association in March 2009, indicates that Americans are cutting back on healthy habits during this difficult economic times. The study focuses on adults, but we know that many adults are also parents!Here is some ...
May 18, 2009

Healthy Monday - This Monday strike the alarm on strokes

Stroke is the nation’s third leading cause of death. Control high blood pressure, quit smoking, manage your cholesterol and exercise regularly to protect yourself. Teach your child the importance of a healthy heart.Mondays are a great day to renew F...
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