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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...
Jun 24, 2009

Another "Shout out" to Michelle Obama for modeling the fun of healthy eating to kids

First Lady Michelle Obama invited children from the Bancroft Elementary School to harvest the vegetables they had planted in March at the White House's vegetable garden.The students helped pick the vegetables and then taking it another step further...k...
Jun 22, 2009

Georgia State wants schools to monitor a child's BMI score

Georgia State has just introduced a bill that would have schools tracking a child's body mass index (BMI). So in addition to reading, writing, math and other subjects we may be asking them to track a child's BMI. Learn more about your child's BMI.The ...
Jun 15, 2009

Childhood Obesity Conference 2009 Highlights

I attended the Childhood Obesity Conference in Los Angeles, CA last week. There were over 1500 participants ranging from teachers, health care providers, pediatricians, government officials and kids health-related organizations. It was very inspirin...
Jun 12, 2009

Is it okay for grandma to spoil your child with too much sweets?

Grandparents, they are so loving to their grandkids. But what do you do if the grandparent is teaching your kids unhealthy habits? I was at a graduation party last weekend and noticed a grandparent feeding her grandchild the following: chocolate ch...
Jun 10, 2009

Kids and high blood pressure - Is your pediatrician screening your child?

High blood pressure and children are usually not something we think about in the same sentence. Most parents would not worry about their child having high blood pressure because we think this is an adult disease.These facts about hypertension in child...
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 05, 2009

Seasonal fruit- strawberries gives a tasty boost in getting kids to eat fruit

We know kids don't get enough fruit and vegetables in their diet. Strawberries are a great source of vitamins and a great way to get kids eating fruit. There are so many different desserts you can make with it and naturally sweet.Here are some health...
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...
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