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Family Health

Whether you are a parent, coach, teacher, fitness professional, physician, allied health professional, or someone who regularly interacts with kids or teens, you have the opportunity to enrich lives and raise healthier families. Get advice about youth physical activity and fitness, nutrition and kid-friendly recipes, parents’ health and fitness, parenting and pediatrics all in one place.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Healthy Cooking For a Family on a Budget

Boosting your family's health with wholesome, nutritious meals doesn't have to break your budget. Try these low maintenance, cost effective recipes that double as healthier versions of your favorite takeout.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Kids Animal-Inspired Yoga

ACE Exercise Physiologist Jessica Matthews, MS, E-RYT, offers tips on helping your children adopt healthy fitness habits. Spark their imaginations with animal-inspired exercise that introduces them to yoga-like breathing and pose techniques.

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Wednesday, July 03, 2013

New USDA Standards Mean Healthier School Snacks for Kids

Here’s some good news for parents concerned about the quality of food offered to their kids at school. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently issued new nutrition standards that will go into effect next year. Learn what these new standards include and how schools will finally start supporting your efforts to help your kids make healthier choices, both at home and at school.

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Summertime Fruit Snacks Your Kids Will Love!

Is there anything better than the delicious fruits of summer? At this time of year, the markets are full of delicious produce that can be eaten whole or mixed into recipes. Here are three great quick and simple treats your kids are sure to love.

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Mama Wants Her Abs Back

Pregnancy definitely takes a toll on a woman’s body, especially her abdominals and core, and doing crunches just isn’t going to be enough. Stroller Strides founder Lisa Druxman explains how women can effectively combat the forces of pregnancy and motherhood that pull a woman’s body out of alignment, and offers some great exercises to help moms get their abs back.

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Easy Veggie Snacks for Picky Eaters

It can be a struggle to get your kids to eat healthier, but snacks can be a great way to encourage them to eat more veggies throughout the day. Try these easy recipes for crispy edamame and a tasty bean dip that will have your kids gobbling up their veggies and asking for more.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

How can I teach my child about healthy hydration, especially in the warm summer months?

With the hottest months of the year just ahead, it’s essential that your kids know how to stay hydrated while playing outdoors. Here are five tips for educating your children about the importance of hydration before, during, and after exercise—especially in hot and humid conditions—that will help ensure you all have a safe and enjoyable summer fun.

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Peace in Parenthood

Are you an overscheduled, stressed-out parent? If so, you’re not alone. More and more, parents are feeling frazzled, tired and overwhelmed by the countless responsibilities and expectations of modern life. How can you cope? Try these great strategies for carving out a few minutes of “me” time each day, which will leave you feeling calmer, more refreshed and ready to take on whatever life throws your way.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Improving Your Child’s Physical Literacy

Most parents spend a great deal of time and energy focusing on helping their children reach their important educational milestones, like learning to read and write. But did you know that this is the time to develop their physical literacy as well? Kids who become physically literate—by being physically active and enjoying the benefits of movement—are more likely to become active adults. Here are 5 great tips for improving the physical literacy of your whole family.

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Monday, June 10, 2013

5 Tips for Fun and Healthy Summer Travel with the Kids

Getting excited for your summer vacation? Don’t head out the door before checking out these great tips for making summer travel both fun and healthy.

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