Tag Archives: healthy habits for kids

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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Teaching Your Child Healthy Electronic Use

Is playing outside or with toys a rare occurrence in your household? Do your children seem to care about watching shows, texting, or gaming over anything else? The use of electronics like computers, cell phones, and video games barely had to be considered a generation ago, and now electronic devices nearly dominate...
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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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“Mommy, can I sleep with you tonight?”

Helping Children Overcome Their Fear of Storms Spring is here and with it comes warmer weather, new buds on the trees, and of course, storms! Spring storms often bring with them loud thunder, hail, and even tornadoes. While a healthy fear of these weather events is necessary to our safety,...
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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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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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