Keeping Kids Healthy and Safe this Halloween

Trick or treat, smell my feet…are you sure what you’re handing out this Halloween is safe for kids to eat? We’ve included a list of what candy is best to hand out to trick-or-treaters this Halloween and which ones to steer clear from. Halloween should be an enjoyable time for kids of all ages, even…

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Should I Give My Kids Supplements?

Should I Give My Kids Supplements?

Fruits, grains, protein and vegetables are all a part of the classic “food pyramid”. A newer representation of this handy graphic, called MyPlate, can be found at www.choosemyplate.gov offering an easy reminder for all of us to eat healthy. A variety of foods offer our children the vitamins and minerals needed to maintain active, healthy lifestyles.…

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Tips on Curbing Childhood Obesity with Portion Control

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With school starting up and schedules becoming packed, many families return to familiar routines. For some, this can mean a routine of chaos. With school, extra-curricular activities, and sports, you and your family may find yourselves in a rush and begin neglecting the healthy lifestyle you were able to maintain with more ease during the…

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Tips to Boost the Immune System After Heading Back To School

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Most of the time, our immune systems work quite well to keep us healthy. It does a wonderful job regulating itself and doesn’t necessarily need that much help. As we prepare our kids for school and the upcoming fall and winter months, it’s helpful to understand that there may be times when our immune system…

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How to Manage Your Child’s Food Allergies During the Holidays

Food Allergies During the Holidays

Holidays are a time for fun, cheer, and delicious food! However, for some families, food allergies make holidays less than “holly-jolly”. Food allergies can range from mild to severe, but all reactions are equally scary. Mild reactions may involve stomach cramps, hives, or an itchy throat. More severe allergies include anaphylactic shock, which can be…

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Germs Beware! How to Stay Well When Your Kids Get Sick

Stay Well When Your Kids Get Sick

During cold and flu season, it’s pretty much inevitable that someone you know either at work, school, or in your household will get sick. Especially in the close quarters of your home, having a child battling a cold or flu virus means it’s important to be diligent about staying healthy. As their caregiver, staying well…

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How to Spot Eating Disorders in Your Teen

How to Spot an Eating Disorder in Your Teen

Eating disorders include extreme emotions, attitudes and behaviors surrounding both the issues of food and the person’s weight. However, these disorders often go unnoticed by the victim’s family and friends. Eating disorders often develop during the teenage years or the stage of early adulthood. The most common eating disorders are anorexia, bulimia and binge eating…

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How Do I Know If My Child Has Celiac?

In today’s society, there is a lot of talk about gluten-free diets because more and more people, including children, have gluten sensitivity. The good news is restaurants are now offering gluten-free options and grocery stores have larger food selections that are “gluten-free”. Diet plays an integral role in feeling better if your child has been…

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Dealing With Those Messy Stomach Viruses

As school starts up again, runny noses, coughing and other common cold symptoms begin to surface through the classroom hallways and those same germs ultimately make it home. While coughing and runny noses can linger for days, stomach viruses usually erupt quickly and ferociously, making parents everywhere worry about hygiene, hydration, and stopping its contamination…

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