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Nourishing Advice for a Healthy Family

Keep children healthy by setting and achieving healthy family habits and regular pediatric check ups are all part of raising a healthy child.  

In this section, our nurses and dietitians share their expertise on keeping your child healthy and preventing illnesses.  With all the recent news about the rise in childhood obesity, we have some advice and tips on how to prevent childhood obesity.

For The Kids:  You can also find games, stories and activities for promoting healthy choices to children in the fun kids nutrition section.


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Parents Guide - Being Prepared for Pediatric Visit

Today's pediatrician is very busy with less time to spend with patients. They want to be there to guide you with any concerns or questions you might have but they are juggling a very busy patient schedule. How to get the most of your pediatric visit and time with the doctor.

Well Child Check Up and Pediatrician Visits Routine Schedule

Not sure when your child should be seeing a pediatrician. Here is the standard well-child check-up schedule.

Meal Plans for Kids

Planning healthy balanced meals for kids- food groups menu planner. Printable daily menu plans for creating balanced meals based on the USDA Food Pyramid- balanced food groups. Printable healthy eating planner for parents to create balanced daily meals from the food groups.

Sipping on Sugar - Rethink your Drink

Are sugar-sweetened beverages causing kids and teens to become overweight? Well, one of the major contributors to childhood obesity is added sugar from sugar-sweetened beverages like soda, juice, flavored milk, sport drinks, energy drinks, vitamin-added water, and many other drinks. Therefore, it is important for parents to be aware of how much sugar is in popular beverages that children and teens are drinking every day!

Sneaking probiotics into your child's diet

Wondering how to get your child eating probiotics to enhance the stomach's digestive system. This article will discuss how to incorporate probiotics into your child's diet through food.

Protein, Calcium, and Iron sources for Vegetarian Families

If your child or family has recently decided to follow a vegetarian diet, you may be feeling a little lost with what to do in the kitchen. Everyone has different reasons for vegetarianism, but regardless of the reason, it’s important to know what to eat to make sure you’re not missing out on the essential nutrients found in animal products, including protein, calcium, and iron.

National Nutrition Month Three Simple Changes to a Healthier Family

National Nutrition Month is a great time to help your kids make healthy food choices, develop healthy eating habits and be more active. Healthy parenting kids' food nutrition facts, simple suggestions to try at home with your children. Easy Healthy Tips For The Whole Family

Keys To Enhancing Body Image for Girls and Boys

Dr Lisa Hinz shares her insights into how to help children develop healthy body attitudes. Parents who are invested in providing good nutrition for their families often are concerned with promoting positive body image in their children. This article highlights how parents can help ensure that their children grow up feeling good about their bodies.

Give The Gift of Love – Be Good to Your Child’s Heart

Children heart health tips- Reducing high cholesterol, everyday foods are high saturated fats and sugars which can lead to unhealthy cholesterol levels. Discover heart healthy tips for kids including information on cholesterol testing, heart healthy foods, low-fat foods, and exercise tips. Heart Healthy Activities All Children Need.

Heart Healthy Food for National Heart Month

Did you know that February is National Heart Health Month? According to the American Heart Association, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease every year. Heart disease can be caused by a variety of factors, many of which can be controlled through healthy lifestyle changes including diet. Read below for foods that increase your risk or decrease your risk for heart disease!

List Of Risk Factors For Osteoporosis

You may be wondering why we have osteoporosis listed in this section. The reason is that it can be prevented by building strong bones. Strong bones are built during childhood by getting enough calcium, vitamin D and weight bearing exercise. List of risk factors for osteoporosis.

Your Family's Heart Health and Cholesterol

One simple way to start taking care of your family's heart is to have your cholesterol level tested. In fact, new studies are suggesting that it is a good idea for children to get their cholesterol tested too. Tips on promoting heart health to your children and family.

Dealing with Diabetes during Thanksgiving!

Managing your child's diabetes can be a challenge, especially during the holidays! Paying extra attention to what is being served to your child during Thanksgiving, and providing appropriate portions of carbohydrates and other food groups is important to help keep their blood sugar under control.

Pediatric Website Links For Children's Nutrition And Wellness

List of pediatric speciality websites that provide useful information for parents. Websites that promote healthy children.
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