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Mar 01, 2010

Healthy Monday Tip - Getting the kids to snack smarter

Start your week by doing the Monday 2000! Stay within the recommended 2000 calorie limit by snacking on 
fruits, vegetables and low-fat cheese.  Help your kids learn from you how to snack smarter! Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. E...
Feb 15, 2010

Healthy Monday - Take a look at your resolutions

Most holiday pledges are broken in the first few weeks of the New Year. Teach your children how to focus on healthy goals each and every Monday to maintain the momentum you need to make real change!Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. E...
Jan 29, 2010

A new study indicates showing parents the menu calories can fight childhood obesity.

A new study published in Pediatrics was conducted using McDonald's menus.  The research showed that when parents were provided with calorie information, they chose foods that were about 100 calories less per meal.   The study surveyed 99 parents of 3-6...
Jan 27, 2010

Slow it down, smaller food portions and electronic plates for overweight kids

Do we need an electronic plate to help kids learn to eat healthy food portions?  According to a new study published in the British Medical Journal, a new computerized "plate" is more successful in helping overweight children and teens lose weight than ...
Jan 25, 2010

Healthy Kids Challenge Organization promotes healthy foods with a recipe contest for 7th and 8th graders.

I wanted to share with you a recipe contest that is open to all 7 and 8th graders. Our partner, Healthy Kids Challenge, is hosting a Stirring Up Health™ National Middle School Recipe Contest. March 13, 2010 Entry deadline Apri...
Jan 22, 2010

New childhood obesity study tells us convenient store snacks can be adding to many calories to your child's diet.

New childhood obesity study from University of Montreal indicates that how close a child lives to a convenience store promotes childhood obesity.Well, it makes sense.  Convenience store carry food items that are processed and usually high in fat and/or...
Jan 08, 2010

Throw out the diet resolution and teach kids to make healthy choices and be active.

This is that time of year where everyone is making New year resolutions and for many, losing weight will be their resolution.When we tend to focus on a "losing weight" goal, it usually means some extreme restrictive diet that makes us feel like we are ...
Jan 06, 2010

Oatmeal month reminds us of the healthy benefits of eating oatmeal

It's Oatmeal Month!  So I guess I should start by saying "Happy Oatmeal"!Did you know that more oatmeal will be eaten this month than any other month of the year.  In fact, according to the Quaker Oats company, Americans buy enough oatmeal in January t...
Dec 30, 2009

Salad bars may be coming to a school near you! More fruits and vegetables for kids.

The Children's Fruit and Vegetable Act of 2009 was introduced to Capitol Hill on December 16th.  This bill essentially would require all elementary schools to offer a salad bar as part of their lunch program.Research has shown that having a variety of ...
Dec 28, 2009

Food industry still marketing fatty- sugary foods to kids despite their promise to stop!

Are we surprised by the latest report indicating that the food and beverage industry has failed to live up their commitment to change their marketing practices to children? I have to say, I am not.The US Council of Better Business Bureaus initiated a ...
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