Article | Mar 08 2010
Regular checkups help the doctor monitor your child's growth and development. For years, doctors have used height and weight measurements as their primary tools for assessing a child's physical...
Article | Mar 08 2010
Healthy self-esteem is an important part of a child's armor against the challenges of the world. Kids who feel good about themselves seem to have an easier time handling conflicts and resisting...
Article | Mar 08 2010
For many parents, dealing with an overweight child is a delicate issue. These four steps can put you and your child on the right path to a healthier lifestyle. Be Supportive. An important first step...
Article | Mar 08 2010
Do you have trouble getting your kids up and moving? A "no sweat" way to motivate kids to be active is to make physical activity a natural part of everyday life. For good health, children need at...
Article | Mar 08 2010
Getting enough fiber is just as important to your child's health as it is to yours. Fiber helps regulate your child's digestive system by promoting regular bowel movements. Adequate fiber also helps...
Article | Mar 08 2010
In today's world of cars, computers, TV and every possible convenience imaginable, it's tough for adults and kids alike to be physically active–and it shows. According to the Surgeon General's report...
Article | Mar 08 2010
Are you a life-long member of the clean plate club? Many of us joined up when we were young because of well-meaning parents who urged us to finish everything on our plates–whether we were still...
Article | Mar 08 2010
How much time do your kids spend in front of the TV or computer screen each day? According to a national survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation, children and adolescents, on average, log nearly four...
Article | Mar 08 2010
Sure, you want to help your family to eat healthy. So what's stopping you? If you think it takes too much time to shop and prepare nutritious meals, you have plenty of company. Many people aren't...
Article | Mar 08 2010
You've probably heard the latest news—more Americans than ever are overweight. Two out of three adults and nearly one in three children and adolescents are overweight or obese. Along with extra...
Article | Mar 08 2010
You've probably heard the news: Type 2 diabetes, a condition once reserved for the "over 45" set, is rapidly increasing among children and adolescents, according to the American Diabetes Association...
Article | Mar 07 2010
Super-Duper Shakin' Snack Mix Makes 3 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 1 cup mini pretzels 1 cup white cheddar cheese or cheese flavored popcorn 1/2 cup puffed wheat or other mini wheat cereal 1/4 cup cashew...
balance
Article | Mar 07 2010
No, we're not asking whether you can stand on one foot! We're asking whether you "balance" the amount of food you take in with the amount you burn off. Maybe you've wondered why some people's bodies...
Breakfast-food-health
Article | Mar 07 2010
Did you know your body never turns off, even when you sleep? So, after a long night's rest, you need to refuel with breakfast. Breakfast powers up your body and your brain. It gives your body energy...
Blog entry | Mar 07 2010
Editors Note: Today is the start of National School Breakfast Week.  Later this week, we'll be highlighting some of the Foundation's own breakfast resources, but first we wanted to highlight more on...

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