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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 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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Prepping your Home Garden

As the winter draws near, our homes keep us busy with fall cleanup! Aside from clearing the leaves, pruning plants and getting our home ready for the cold of the winter, it is easy to overlook the home garden. If you want a successful garden for the next growing season, there are things we should […]

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Be a Thrifty Food Shopper

You are not alone when it seems like you spend a small fortune with every trip to the supermarket. Good food for you and your family is a good investment towards good health. By eating well today and teaching your family to make good food choices, will keep everyone healthier. Making lists, checking store flyers […]

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Lunchbox Blues at School

We all know that we need to eat for energy. A long day at school requires good nourishment but some kids struggle with eating lunch and snacks while at school. My son often comes home with a barely touched lunchbox. There are common reasons why this may happen as identified by kidseatright – learn how to […]

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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 […]

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Strategies to Keep Holidays Healthy, Safe, & Happy

The main goal for the holidays is to enjoy friends, family and all the wonderful foods of the holiday season. It is possible to enjoy the holidays and stay safe, happy, and healthy. On average, an American can gain approximately 1-2 pounds during the holiday season. While this weight gain is not dramatic, research shows that this […]

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Healthy Children = Healthy Adults

As parents, we must understand that one of the most lasting influences we can have on our children is helping to develop and shape their eating habits. It is our responsibility to foster healthy attitudes so our children can enjoy a healthy relationship towards food. During early childhood, many parents just want their child to […]

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