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Dec 23, 2009

Healthy holiday fun name cards for the table promote health.

Everyone is getting ready for the holiday and looking for creative ways to liven up their table. Remember, how I am always saying to make nutrition fun. Well here is a simple and free activity that reminds kids to be healthy!For your special holiday ...
Dec 18, 2009

Healthy habits for preschoolers -How does your home compare with the ideal

In my last blog, I shared with you a new report grading how well childcare facilities provided healthy eating and physical activity for children under their care. The report also discussed the "Model Child Care Regulation for Healthy Eating and Physic...
Dec 11, 2009

Tell congress you want healthy school lunches for kids

In my last blog, I shared with you some interesting information about the current school meal programs that are serving millions of kids across America.Here is an opportunity to take a few minutes and write your congressman about the Child Nutrition Ac...
Dec 09, 2009

School nutrition- new report tells government school meals need to be healthier

The National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program affect the nutrition of millions of children across America by providing low cost or free lunches during school time. You might be surprised to know that in 2007, these national progra...
Dec 07, 2009

Healthy Monday - Eat a snack before you shop for a healthy holiday season.

Don’t leave home hungry this Monday.Have a fresh salad or soup before you head out to that holiday bash. You’ll eat less, feel better and have more time to concentrate on activities.Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you...
Nov 25, 2009

Fun Nutrition Games help Kids love healthy eating!

It's Thanksgiving tomorrow and the kids will be home from school for a few days. If the kids are home and playing on the computer, video or watching TV, have them try playing some games that will teach them about eating healthy in a fun way. ...
Nov 23, 2009

Healthy substitutes for your favorite Thanksgiving holiday recipes-healthy ingredients chart

Getting ready to start cooking. Me, too!I was just on the phone with my mom discussing the menu for Thanksgiving. We have a big family so we all work together to cook the meal (but somehow I am always the organizer-but I love it, so I am not complain...
Nov 20, 2009

Serve a balanced Thanksgiving meal with foods from all the food groups.

Thanksgiving meals and healthy eating aren't usually found in the same sentence.But it really doesn't have to be that way. This meal, just as any other, should be comprised from healthy foods from all the food groups. The key is including the healthy ...
Nov 16, 2009

Healthy Monday - Fill your refrigerator with healthy foods for a healthy family.

This Monday make over your fridge!Switch whole milk with skim, and sugary soft drinks with pure fruit juices. Ditch the processed foods and fill your fridge with fresh produce.Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will ...
Nov 04, 2009

Super Nanny helps parents bring healthy eating habits to kids!

Did anyone see Super Nanny last week.  She had her hands full helping a family with not one but two sets of kids make healthy eating choices!Super Nanny was right on target with her healthy tips!Super Nanny noticed that the kids did not eat any fruits ...
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