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12 Recipes for Little Chefs in Training

Grab some little helpers and get started with one of these 12 tasty, healthy and kid-approved recipes. Bon appetit!
Posted 9/8/2015  12:00:00 AM By: Alicia Capetillo : 0 comments   10,002 views
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Please Stop Feeding My Kids Junk Food

I always assumed that school would be a place that would support my healthy eating efforts. What Iíve found is actually quite the opposite.
Posted 12/26/2014  12:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 16 comments   12,111 views
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Why All Kids Need Recess

Reading, writing, 'rithmetic... and recess? According to experts, recess isn't a perk--it's a necessary part of the schoolday. Find out why more kids are losing their recess access
Posted 2/27/2013  12:00:00 PM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 39 comments   60,313 views
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Families Come in All Shapes and Sizes: Help Your Children Embrace Theirs

Today, there is not one model of "family." Here's how to teach our kids to love and appreciate their own families in today's diverse society.
Posted 1/25/2013  6:00:00 PM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 25 comments   16,521 views
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How to Help Children Deal When Tragedy Strikes

In explaining tragedy to children, parents face a difficult task. There is no single right thing to say, and you cannot predict reactions. You can love, communicate, and protect...
Posted 12/17/2012  6:00:00 PM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 11 comments   10,334 views
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How Important is Strength Training for Kids?

There is growing evidence that strength training is very beneficial for children and could be an important part of their exercise routine.
Posted 12/7/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Jen Mueller : 39 comments   32,328 views
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5 Easy Ways to Show Kids How to be Thankful

Teaching gratitude can happen all year; however, the holidays quickly can prove whether the lessons have been a success. Here are easy some ways to teach and show gratitude.
Posted 12/5/2012  6:00:00 PM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 15 comments   14,205 views
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Healthy Flying Tips for Families

Will you be flying to visit loved ones this holiday season? Here's how to keep your whole family happy and healthy along the way.
Posted 11/4/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 13 comments   14,375 views
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Stop Apologizing for Being Different

Instead of being proud of paving my own path, recently I've started apologizing for it. It's time for me to stop being sorry and start embracing my differences.
Posted 10/23/2012  6:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 71 comments   16,637 views
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Healthy Pizza with Pizzazz!

Here's how to make (or order) a healthier pizza that your whole family will love!
Posted 10/21/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 21 comments   25,241 views
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Healthy Teens Equal Smarter Teens

Studies on adults have shown metabolic syndrome is associated with brain changes in adults. New research shows the same effects on the teenage brain.
Posted 10/9/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Jen Mueller : 3 comments   12,262 views
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How to Squeeze in Exercise as a Busy Mom

We all know that exercise is important for our health, but who has the time? Try these tips to fit some fitness into your busy day.
Posted 10/7/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 8 comments   18,812 views
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Get Kids to Eat Veggies by Offering More Veggies

It doesn't bother me to make a few different vegetables and then let my kids choose which ones they want. I find that when given the choice, they usually want some of both.
Posted 10/2/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 14 comments   16,552 views
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Your Kitchen: Built for Speed!

Use these simple tips to make your kitchen more efficient!
Posted 9/23/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Nicole Nichols : 26 comments   20,084 views
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The Problem of Childhood Obesity: How You Can Be Part of the Solution

What can we start doing today, right now, in our own homes and communities to help turn around the childhood obesity epidemic?
Posted 9/18/2012  6:00:00 PM By: Jen Mueller : 14 comments   10,664 views
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