Blog entry | Mar 08 2010
Note: As part of RD day and the RD day blogfest, each of the International Food Information Council Foundation's RDs is highlighting a key message and also what we've learned about messaging as...
Blog entry | Mar 08 2010
As part of RD day and the RD day blogfest, each of the International Food Information Council Foundation's RDs is highlighting a key message and also what we've learned about messaging as...
Blog entry | Mar 08 2010
As part of RD day and the RD day blogfest, each of the International Food Information Council Foundation's RDs is highlighting a key message and also what we've learned about messaging as...
Article | Mar 08 2010
How many steps do you take every day? Fitness experts say grown ups should take at least 10,000 steps every day—that equals about 5 miles of walking. It's good for kids your age to take even more...
Article | Mar 08 2010
Probably every day, you see ads for foods or drinks on TV, in the newspaper or in a magazine. Companies hope their ads will get you to buy the product or ask your parents to buy it for you. It's fun...
Article | Mar 08 2010
Do you have a dog? Do you have a neighbor with a dog? Maybe it's an elderly neighbor who can't walk their dog often or maybe it's a neighbor who doesn't have time to walk their dog. Well, you've got...
Article | Mar 08 2010
Your brain is the commando for many important things you do. It controls your ability to think, speak, see, hear, remember things and feel stuff (like that the stove is hot when you touch it—ouch!)....
Article | Mar 08 2010
Hey! Got a dirty mouth? The best way to keep your teeth healthy is to brush and floss every day, and to see the dentist for regular check-ups. Know why? There are millions of bacteria living in your...
Article | Mar 08 2010
Did you know that your body is so muscle-bound that muscles make up 30 to 50 percent of your weight? Or that the muscles attached to your bones (called the skeletal muscles) contract so you can move...
Article | Mar 08 2010
Ah, fall is in the air. Can't you just feel it? The air is getting cooler and the leaves are changing color. Fall is a great time to do fun stuff outdoors with your family—especially before winter...
Article | Mar 08 2010
You probably don't think too much about your intestines, but they're a big part of you. You have a small intestine and a large intestine looping through your belly. By the time you grow up, your...
Article | Mar 08 2010
Though you can't see it, your heart needs special attention to stay healthy. Whether your heart is healthy depends a lot on the way you eat and how much you move your body. It does your heart good...
Article | Mar 08 2010
If you need glasses, what you eat can't help you see better—but it sure can help keep your eyes healthy. Take carrots, for instance. We bet your parents tell you to eat them because they're good for...
Article | Mar 08 2010
The liver is the largest organ in your body. An adult's liver weighs about three pounds and is reddish brown. Your liver is located on your right side underneath your diaphragm. The liver has many...
Article | Mar 08 2010
Bones form your body's framework and, along with your joints and muscles, help you move. Your skeleton is made up of 206 separate bones. Although bones are hard, your body is constantly losing bone...
Article | Mar 08 2010
Your blood works hard. It circulates non-stop through your heart, arteries, veins and capillaries. It carries nutrients and oxygen to your cells and hauls away waste and carbon dioxide. An adult's...
Article | Mar 08 2010
Are You "Safety Smart" About Exercise? Whether you're playing a sport, riding your bike or just tossing a ball around with your friends, it's important to do certain things to stay safe. Otherwise...
Article | Mar 08 2010
Brrr! It's a cold day and you're all bundled up, looking for some fun. When it comes to playing, snow and ice can be nice! To get warm and to help your parents out at the same time, see how fast you...
Article | Mar 08 2010
Yikes–it's 90 degrees, everyone is sweaty, and your legs stick to the seat of the car. But there are still fun ways to play when the sun is high in the sky. (Make sure to slather on some sunscreen...
Article | Mar 08 2010
Who says you have to play sports to have fun and be fit? There are lots of great ways to put more action in your life. Being active helps you build strong bones and muscles. It also helps you look...
Article | Mar 08 2010
Just you and a friend hanging out, looking for something to do? Play ping-pong or tennis for the "world championship." Or set up a badminton net in the yard and bat the birdie back and forth to one...
Article | Mar 08 2010
Moving your body by running, jumping, walking and playing gives you energy, makes your muscles stronger and helps you feel good about yourself. Moving for 60 minutes every day is a great goal. But...
Article | Mar 08 2010
TV shows, movies and magazines show pictures of people who are thin. Does that mean being thin is the "right" size? Not necessarily–the "right size" is the weight that's healthiest for your body type...
Article | Mar 08 2010
Hey! Being you is a beautiful thing. What's that you say? You don't always believe it when you look in the mirror? If the shape of your body or how much you weigh is getting you down, listen up–we've...
Article | Mar 08 2010
Did you ever have a problem that was really bugging you? Maybe you wanted to talk it over with your parents, but you were kind of nervous about it or didn't know how to bring it up. That's OK!...
Article | Mar 08 2010
Ever heard of something called "self-esteem"? It's a very important part of what makes you who you are. But other kids can't see it like they see the color of your hair or your eyes, or whether you...
Article | Mar 08 2010
Do the words "I'm bored" sound all too familiar? As a parent, you've probably heard this complaint from your kids all too often. Next time, take those words as a challenge to get your kids moving …...
Article | Mar 08 2010
If you're like many parents, you're probably thinking, "Me time? You must be kidding!" Juggling family demands and working long hours mean that you put time for yourself way, way on the back burner....
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...

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