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...
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
Ever wonder what happens to that nice, balanced lunch you packed for your child to take to school? Does it get eaten or traded or even tossed in the trash? Parents want kids to eat nutritious lunches...
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...
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...
Article | Mar 07 2010
You don't have to be a couch potato just because you have some time by yourself. It's fun to go solo, too. Hop on your bike (don't forget your helmet!). Take a ride around the neighborhood and see...
Article | Mar 07 2010
Did you ever experience portion distortion? Like when you munch on an order of fries that could feed your whole family? Next time, halt portion distortion by splitting those fries with a friend or...
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...
Article | Mar 07 2010
If there are a whole bunch of kids looking for something cool to do, you're in luck! Being active as a group is easy and fun. Make sure everyone has a good time, no matter what the score is. Batter...
Article | Mar 07 2010
"Don't eat too much junk food!" Bet you've heard that a million times. But did you ever wonder exactly what "junk food" is? As you'll see, there are different ideas about how to define it. The...
Article | Mar 07 2010
Did you know that you've been "on a diet" all your life? It's true! That's because a diet is made up of the foods you eat all the time. Right now, your diet might be healthy or not so healthy. Eating...
Article | Mar 07 2010
You've heard it at least a million times—eat your fruits and veggies! After all, they're packed with lots of good-for-you vitamins, minerals and fiber. To look good and feel good, you need to eat at...
Article | Mar 07 2010
Edible Apple LipsMakes 3 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 1 large red apple3 tablespoons peanut butter18 miniature marshmallows STUFF YOU NEED Apple corer (optional)KnifeCutting boardButter knife/...
Article | Mar 07 2010
Fabulously Fruity FreezeMakes 2 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 1 (15-ounce) can tropical fruit salad in fruit juices, no sugar added (or about 1 3/4 cups of your favorite chopped fresh fruit)1 cup low-fat...
Article | Mar 07 2010
Grape-n-Cheese Mini-KebabsMakes 2 servingsWHAT'S IN IT?24 red or green grapes4 ounce chunk part-skim mozzarella cheese STUFF YOU NEED Small bowlCutting boardCutting knife12 toothpicks2 snack...
Article | Mar 07 2010
Groovy Grape Ape SmoothieMakes 2 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 1 cup (8 fluid ounces) 100% grape juice1 container (8 ounce) low-fat strawberry or other fruit yogurt1 medium, ripe banana, peeled, halved,...
Article | Mar 07 2010
Insect-Infested LogsMakes 4 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 4 (8-inch) celery stalks1/2 cup creamy peanut butter2 tablespoons currants2 tablespoons apricot bits or 6 dried apricots sliced into mini "worm-like...
Article | Mar 07 2010
Nuked NachosMakes 1 servingWHAT'S IN IT?1 ounce baked or 40% less-fat tortilla chips (about 15 chips; check the label!)1/3 cup shredded Monterey Jack or Mexican-style cheese3 tablespoons rinsed,...
Article | Mar 07 2010
Nutty Banana Bread SquaresMakes 20 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 1/4 cup salted butter, melted1 cup granulated sugar1 large whole egg2 large egg whites2 cups all-purpose, unbleached flour1 teaspoon baking...
Article | Mar 07 2010
Pleasingly Pink Salsa SwirlyMakes 5 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 3 medium, ripe tomatoes1/2 small onion3 tablespoons water1/4 cup loosely-packed fresh cilantro or parsley1/4 tsp salt STUFF YOU NEED Cutting...

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