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Sugary Drinks

The Bitter Truth of Sugary Drinks

One in every three children in America is either overweight or obese. Reducing or eliminating sugary beverages is one of the easiest changes a family can make to reduce calorie intake and positively impact a child’s weight. Recently, McDonald’s announced they will no longer advertise sugary beverages with kids’ Happy Meals. This does not mean […]

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3 Ways to Curb Childhood Obesity

If you haven’t noticed a national push to lower childhood obesity rates, then you’re not paying attention. Major cities and school districts are trying new approaches in their lunchrooms, and programs like First Lady Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity campaign, Let’s Move, are encouraging parents to get their kids fit. Some areas of the country already are […]

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How to Pack Fresh, Fit School Lunches

Parents, now that the holiday break is over for your little ones, it’s time to start thinking about school lunches again. Making, packing and taking lunches from home ensures your kids get a healthy, well-balanced meal at school. After all, school cafeterias consistently offer kids favorites of pizza, chicken nuggets and hot dogs as part […]

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Two Ways to Help Balance Your Family

Lacrosse, basketball, music lessons, Girl Scouts, cheerleading practice, volleyball…and that’s just the kids’ Wednesday schedule! Are you over scheduling your kids and becoming a stressed-out family?  Extracurricular activities can be a positive force in children’s lives, but many experts caution that over scheduling can put some youngsters at risk. Balance is the key. Following are […]

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