Steps Towards Becoming a Physically Active Family

May 25, 2018 Becoming a Physically Active Family

Are you taking steps toward becoming a physically active family? Physical activity is integral to health, and there are many small steps you can take as a family to increase physical activity and improve your family’s health. Steps toward becoming a physically active family 1. Use What’s Available. Exercise does not have to be fancy […]

Anxiety and Stress: 3 Ways Meditation Can Help

May 18, 2018 reduce anxiety and stress

Let’s look at ways meditation can help with anxiety and stress. Anxiety affects approximately 40 million Americans, and meditation, along with therapy and medication, can be a helpful to address anxiety and stress. Anxiety and stress have concrete effects on the physical body, triggering the release of stress hormones and impacting parts of the brain. […]

Tips for Making Your Own Baby Food

May 11, 2018 Making Your Own Baby Food

If your baby is 4-6 months old and prepared to start eating solid foods, making your own baby food can not only give you greater control over your child’s nutrition but also provide you with more variety. Also, remember to introduce new foods every 3-5 days to monitor for any allergic reactions. However, making your […]

Nutrition Tips for 4 Year Olds and 5 Year Olds

May 4, 2018 Nutrition Tips for 4 Year Olds and 5 Year Olds

Let’s look at some nutrition tips for 4 year olds and 5 year olds. Your child’s preschool and kindergarten years are a good time to establish healthy eating habits. At this age, children should be eating the same foods as the rest of the family. Children at this age are also capable of deciding whether […]

Ways to Help Your Child Build Self Esteem

April 27, 2018 Help Your Child Build Self Esteem

Let’s look at ways to help your child build self esteem. Self-esteem is the way in which an individual perceives him or herself. Parents contribute greatly to a child’s self-esteem, and a parents’ perceptions and expectations of their child affect their child greatly. A healthy sense of self-esteem will help your child to flourish at […]

Ways to Get Small Children to Move More

April 20, 2018 Ways to Get Small Children to Move More

Let’s look at ways to get small Children to move more.  Movement is healthy for all ages, and preschool aged children need to move to be healthy just as adults do. Regular exercise helps kids grow, builds muscle and bones, and develops motor skills. Here are 5 ways to Get Small Children to Move More […]

Should Kids Take Vitamin Supplements?

April 13, 2018 Should Kids Take Vitamin Supplements

People often ask me, Should my kids take vitamin supplements. Vitamins and minerals are important elements of any healthy diet for children. While the human body cannot produce adequate amounts of many vitamins, obtaining these vitamins from nutritional foods is essential. Children with a balanced diet rarely need vitamin supplements; however, exceptions do exist. Consult […]

Added Sugars: 3 Things to Look Out For

April 6, 2018 Added Sugars

Added sugars are sugars and syrups added to foods or beverages when they are processed or prepared. If you are focusing on eating healthy and staying within your calorie needs, look to limit added sugars. These are not the naturally occurring sugars founds in milk and fruits, and for a healthy diet, include a wide […]

Choosing Sports Programs for Kids – 5 Considerations

March 30, 2018 Choosing Sports Programs for Kids

What should you consider when sports programs for kids? The number of sports programs available for kids has grown significantly in recent years. Children now have the opportunity to participate in Little League baseball, youth soccer leagues, community basketball, competitive sports and school sports. With the wide variety of opportunities available, choosing sports programs for […]

5 Ways a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Can Help You

March 23, 2018 A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

A registered dietitian nutritionist, or RDN, can help you navigate through the often murky waters of nutrition information, provide easy to follow advice, and further educate you and your family about nutrition and a healthy diet.  Here are 5 things you might know about a registered dietitian nutritionist. A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Meets Very High […]