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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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...
Article | Mar 07 2010
balance
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...
Article | Mar 07 2010
Breakfast-food-health
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...

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