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Is Your Baby Destined to be Fat? Start Mindful Eating at an Early Age

It's never too early to start fostering healthy eating habits. Some recent research has found that adopting mindful practices as early as infancy can have dramatic effects.
Posted 4/13/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 8 comments   18,299 views
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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 : 2 comments   16,032 views
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Why the Next Best Alternative to Breast Milk Is Dairy Goat Formula

Breast milk is best, but if you want to try formula feeding, have you thought of goat's milk formula? Learn more about the benefits of this type of milk for growing babies.
Posted 1/2/2015  12:00:00 AM By:   : 185 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 : 17 comments   14,198 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   68,454 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   18,575 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   11,357 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 : 41 comments   38,652 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 : 17 comments   17,371 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   15,383 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 : 72 comments   18,562 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   31,778 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 : 6 comments   14,309 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   21,448 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 : 26 comments   18,993 views
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