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Tips for Reducing your Child’s Screen Time

Sedentary behaviors, such as prolonged TV viewing, can negatively influence health. This is true for people of all ages, including children, who are constantly learning and growing. To decrease screen time and increase your child’s physical activity time: Avoid TV for infants and children less than two years old.  The […]

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Ideas for Healthy School Treats

Special occasions celebrated at school are fun for everyone, but often these celebrations include treats that are loaded with sugar, salt, and/or saturated fat. Consider some of the healthier treats listed below for your child’s next school celebration. When available, choose whole grain options for fiber, a nutrient commonly deficient […]

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Help Your Child Develop a Positive Body Image

It is important that parents and caregivers help children build a healthy body image, and taking steps early on can help prevent self-esteem issues that may later lead to an eating disorder or other health complications. Keep the focus on health not weight Make sure your child understands that weight […]