Tag Archives: healthy children

Keep Your Child Playing Outside

One of the big markers of the latest generation is they do not play outside nearly as much as their predecessors. While there is nothing wrong with the tech that tends to keep them wanting to play inside, losing all of that time playing in the yard or down the...
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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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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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The importance of sensory play in the development of a healthy child

What is sensory play? Toddlers and kids learn best through their senses. Any play which stimulates the use of touch, smell, sight, hearing, using fine motor muscles etc is considered sensory play. Stimulating neural pathways through sensory experiences is a crucial part of kids’ early brain development. Sensory play lays a crucial...
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