Tagged: kids

Building a Better School Lunch—Hot or Cold

Many children have a wonderful time taking a break in the day with their school lunches. Some families prefer a hot lunch, some prefer cold lunch, and some do a combination depending on the hot lunch being served and if the child likes it or not. With the costs of food going up, it is important to […]

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Healthy Parents Make For Healthy Kids

Multiple studies show a positive correlation between parental body image and diet, and those of their children. One of the main influences of either a healthy—or unhealthy—lifestyle are parents. Children are masters of mimicry, so if parents eat well and make sure exercise is an important part of their lives, their children will most likely follow their example.

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5 Workouts You Can Do as a Family

Now that we’re more than a month into the school year, you may be having a hard time finding time to spend together as a family, let alone get in a good workout. As the temperature drops, many of your go-to outdoor activities are also off the table. So, what’s a parent to do to help squeeze […]

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Getting Children Involved in the Kitchen

Many children today, especially those that live in the city, rarely have a chance to see real foods grown, unless there is access to a city market or a garden at home. It is becoming very popular however by urban ecologists and school teachers who feel that this should be a part of their education to understand the […]

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Raising Healthy Eaters from Preschool to High School

Food, nutrition, and eating skills are among the most important things you can share with children — food to fuel busy, successful lives, nutrition to nourish strong bodies and smart brains, and eating skills to enjoy the social aspect of meals with family and friends. As with any part of raising children, no one does a perfect […]

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Tips for Better Back to School Nutrition

With the sound of school bells just around the corner, it’s important to refocus your efforts to ensure your child’s health is top priority when the busy school year begins. Providing healthful meals and encouraging physical activity are essential for your child’s growth and development, and will help your child build healthy habits for the rest of his or […]

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Family-Centered Eating & Healthy Snacks

In today’s frantic, busy world have the days of family dinners been all but lost? Do your kids’ after school activities consume your weeknights; leaving little time for cooking, let alone actually sitting down together to enjoy a meal?

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Long-Term Consistency Trumps Short-Term Intensity

One of the most common questions we get is “can you get my son/daughter in shape for X sport in 5 or 6 weeks?” The answer is yes, we can get to see some small improvements in 5 or 6 weeks because the child has not been overly active as of recent or are coming out of a […]

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How a Healthy Body Can Get You a Healthier (and Smarter) Brain Too

The beginning of the school year may still be quite a few weeks away. Nevertheless we have already started seeing the “back to school” commercials on TV, and sales in the stores. And with the dreaded “summer slide,” there’s definitely an ongoing concern from parents and teachers about maintaining that knowledge kids work so hard […]

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