Pediatrics


Ways to Encourage Kids to Be Active

Ways to Encourage Kids to Be Active

Let’s look at ways to encourage kids to be active. If exercise sounds like a chore to you and your family, being active can mean getting outside of the traditional exercise box. Physical activity is good for kids and promotes growth and development. Kids need at least 60 minutes of activity a day, but this […]

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Facts About Soft Drinks

Facts About Soft Drinks

Let’s look at some facts about soft drinks. Sugary sodas and soft drinks are popular with kids. 2 in 3 kids in the United States consume at least one soda per day, and 30 percent consume 2 or more. Soft drinks are a major source of added sugar in both kids and adults diets. If […]

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Talking to Your Kids About Weight: 3 Rules to Follow

Talking to Your Kids About Weight

Talking to your kids about weight can be difficult. Weight can be a very sensitive topic, even for young children. The desire to be thin is reaching school aged children, with girls as young as 6 expressing concerns about their body image and weight gain. Deciding how to approach weight issues with kids should be […]

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Cooking With Your Kids: 3 Tips to Get Started

Cooking With Your Kids

Cooking with your kids is essential towards promoting future health. Cooking teaches kids about nutrition and how to prepare healthy meals. It is also a great way to spend time together as a family. The kitchen can be a comfortable place for conversation and food preparation. Here are 3 tips to getting kids in the […]

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Your Teen Might Be Not Getting Enough Iron

Your Teen Might Be Not Getting Enough Iron

Your teen might be not getting enough iron. Iron intake needs to increase dramatically in the teen years. As teens grow, their muscle mass increases and blood volume expands, increasing the need for iron. The recommendation is 15 milligrams daily for girls age 14 to 18 and 11 milligrams daily for boys age 14 to […]

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Fitness Trackers For Kids: What To Consider

Fitness Trackers For Kids

How about fitness trackers for kids? Fitness trackers for adults have been popular for some time. They can be a good way to measure activity, and may inspire some to move more. However, now the fitness tracker market is expanding to kids. While kids may thirst for new technology, be sure to discuss appropriate use […]

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Are Your Kids Stressed? 3 Reasons to Try Yoga

Are Your Kids Stressed

Are your kids stressed? Kids today face all kinds of stress that you might not have experienced growing up. Between school, extracurricular activities, and the many demands of technology, today’s children tend to be under a lot of stress. If your children are showing signs of anxiety, or you would like them to have a […]

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Packing a nutritious lunch that your child won’t eat?

Packing a nutritious lunch that your child won’t eat

Are you packing a nutritious lunch that your child won’t eat? If you are focusing on healthy eating as a family, you might be packing a nutritious lunch for kids to bring to school or summer camp. That is a very important step of a healthy lifestyle, but what happens when kids won’t eat it? […]

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Daily Tips to Help Your Family Eat Better

Daily Tips to Help Your Family Eat Better

If you and your family are trying to eat better, you probably know that health is a life-long habit. How we eat every day is a huge factor in our health, and having the foundation of a healthy diet will set you up for success. Here are 5 daily tips to help your family eat […]

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Is Your Child Hungry or Bored?

Is Your Child Hungry or Bored

Have you ever asked yourself, is your child hungry or bored. Many times boredom is an excuse to eat. Kids, as well as adults, can use food for reasons other than hunger, and often eat in response to emotions and feelings. Eating in response to emotion is not always negative; for example, there is nothing […]

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