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the art of feeding children

The Art of Feeding Children

Feeding children is an art. Each child is different, and we need to approach food mindfully and peacefully. Parents and caregivers must remind themselves to stay mindful and peaceful, sometimes on a daily basis, and not to be too quick to label their children. Many parents and caregivers label their children as “picky eaters.” My son […]

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stress management

Taking Time to Manage Stress

The importance of stress management is common information, but did you know that stress actually impacts your overall health and longevity? Stress is a substantial risk factor for heart disease. Similar to smoking, it accelerates the atherosclerotic process. Atherosclerosis is a disease in which plaque builds up inside your arteries, and over time this plaque […]

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growing food

The Joy of Growing Food

Fruits, vegetables, and minimally processed foods are the cornerstones of a healthy diet. Growing your own food or exposing your children to how food is produced is key to developing curiosity, appreciation, and respect for the environment and for good nutrition. If you have your own garden at home, involve your children in age appropriate […]

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food waste

Reducing Food Waste

One of the most important contributions we can make to society is to help reduce food waste. Based on estimates from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service, food waste is estimated at between 30-40% of the U.S.’s food supply. This amount of waste greatly impacts food security, resource conservation and climate […]

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family activity

Inspiring Family Activities!

Did you know that we can inspire one another to be more active? This year’s Sports & Fitness Industry Association’s annual Topline Participation Report revealed some interesting statistics. The percentage of Americans aged six and over that are physically inactive is at about 27.6% (this number has remained just about the same since 2012). The […]

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heart healthy

February is National Heart Health Month

National Heart Health Month is an initiate to motivate people of all ages to take care of their health to prevent cardiovascular disease. Although some children are born with heart problems, many others who are born healthy can develop cardiovascular disease because they have poor lifestyle habits. Many of these poor lifestyle habits begin in childhood […]

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alcohol

Alcohol and Children’s Health

  It is important that we are mindful of how our actions affect others. Especially as a parent, we are constant role models. Our lifestyle behaviors and choices will ultimately shape our children. This can serve as a motivation to better care for ourselves, both mentally and physically. Statistics show that 56% of American adults […]

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