10 Ways To Prevent Childhood Obesity

We all know the staggering statistics: childhood obesity in the United States has more than doubled in the past 30 years and today, 30 percent of children are overweight or obese. Perhaps even more alarming is that the epidemic is affecting kids at earlier ages than...

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Do kids need snacks after sports?

With school back in session, kids across the U.S. are heading to the field to play football, baseball and soccer after school and on the weekends. They’ll definitely need healthy food to give them energy, help them focus and improve their performance, but do kids...

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5 Tips for Quick and Healthy Breakfasts

Whether you’re heading out the door with your toddler to a mommy and me class or rallying the big kids to make it to the bus stop on time, mornings can be hectic. And unless it’s a bowl of high-fiber cereal, making quick and healthy breakfasts can seem impossible. I...

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5 Healthy After-School Snacks

Kids love their after-school snacks. If your kids are like mine, they come home from school and head right to the refrigerator for an after-school snack. Despite eating breakfast, lunch AND a snack, somehow they’re (apparently) famished. After-school snacks can tide...

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4 Reasons School Lunch Isn’t Healthy

When my daughter started full-day kindergarten last year, my husband and I decided we’d pack her school lunch everyday. I knew that no matter how healthy the school lunch menu claimed to be, there’s no way she’d eat lentils and salad like she did at home. I also knew...

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7 Breastfeeding Myths

Breastfeeding is one of the most frequent talked about topics for new moms. Despite all of the information available, there are so many ideas breastfeeding moms think are true but are actually myths. Let’s face it: when you become a new mom, you’re...

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7 Hacks for Stress-Free School Lunches

One hundred and sixty-five. That’s approximately how many school lunches you’ll pack for your kid this year. Got 2, 3 or more kids? You better get started. I’m not a fan of my daughter buying lunch at school. Although many schools in the U.S. have upgraded their menus...

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5 Best Foods For Healthy Eyes

With back to school season upon us, there’s a lot of planning and shopping to do but what many parents forget is making sure their kids’ eyes are healthy before they step back into the classroom. An eye exam is a good first start because it will detect vision problems...

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