Category Archives: Healthy Living

Protecting Your Children From Tick Bites 

When summer comes and the weather is nice, we tend to send children outside to play. While this is a great way to help your children have fun on a budget, stay physically fit, and enjoy the great weather summer has to offer, one of the risks we may not...
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Fun, Healthy Habits for the Whole Family This Summer

Summer is full of fun opportunities to enjoy time with friends and family! Cookouts, ice cream shops, and lazy days are some of the favorite pieces of summer vacation, but sometimes they do not end up being the healthiest. How can you and your children enjoy all that summertime has...
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Watch Your Garden Grow

Do your children know where their vegetables come from? Do they think they come neat and clean from the grocery store produce aisle? Visiting a local farmers market could help teach your children a little more about the origin of their veggies but what about growing them yourselves? The PBS...
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New Peanut Allergy Guidelines

Food Allergies in Children Recently, when talking to a friend about her child’s school, I was shocked to hear there is a table in the school’s lunch room reserved for children with food allergies. Not only is there a special table, but, in order to protect kids with allergies, there...
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Are active Kids less depressed?

Studies show that physically active kids are less likely to be depressed. Active kids may be happier kids. Physical exercise provides well-known benefits against obesity, heart disease and diabetes, but a new study by University College London confirms that kids who are regularly physically active suffer less from depression. Exercising three times...
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Activities for kids: 5 fun Family Olympics game ideas

If you’re about to host a birthday party, family reunion or a barbecue bash – you’re probably wondering how to keep all guests entertained, especially if lot of them are kids. If you’re searching to find good activities for kids to get them all involved, cooperating, playing as a team,...
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Healthy living: 5 fun and easy ways to be an active family

Busy schedule, work, school, other obligations…Although we understand the abundant benefits of physical activity on our health, according to CDC’s statistics, only 20% of us meet recommended physical activity guidelines and actually find time for some of the many ways to be an active family. If parents practice a sedentary lifestyle, kids...
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Healthy snacks for kids: fun lunch box tips & ideas

When it comes to healthy food, kids are picky eaters. Most parents feel guilty knowing they should feed their children healthy foods, but simply don’t know how to do it. Making healthy snacks for kids’ lunches and filling their lunch boxes with food they’ll actually want to eat is a...
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Hydration Quest: Why it’s important and how to stay hydrated

Our bodies consist mostly of water. Each cell, organ or tissue needs water to stay alive and function normally. To stay hydrated is to enable our cells to properly exchange nutritional substances, regulate body temperature, and maintain a healthy balance of electrolytes that affect functionality of our nerves and muscles etc....
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Tips, tricks and creative ways to get kids to eat vegetables

Most parents will confirm – getting kids to eat vegetables can be a nightmare! Hamburgers, pizza and hot dogs are so much tastier than broccoli and Brussels sprouts. However, the U.S. government’s nutrition recommendation says that basic healthy meals consist of half a plate of fruits and vegetables. It’s estimated...
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