Pediatrics


Tips to Talk to Kids About Hunger Signals

Talk to Kids About Hunger Signals

Part of developing a healthy relationship with food is being able to accurately identify and respond to the body’s hunger signals. Many adults struggle with this. Today, we will discuss three strategies to use when talking to your children about food and hunger. With these three tips in mind, you can help them develop lifelong […]

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Why Advertising is Influencing Your Child’s Diet

Why Advertising is Influencing Your Child’s Diet

You probably know that lots of screen time is not good for kids, mentally or physically. However, even kids with limited screen time are still exposed to advertising for foods and beverages that are often lacking in nutrients and high in calories, sugar and sodium. The average child will see 10 to 13 advertisements per […]

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3 Ways to Exercise with Your Baby

3 Ways to Exercise with Your Baby

Let’s looks at ways to exercise with your baby. While infants are often plenty active on their own, physical activity is an important part of any stage of life. If you have an infant in your life, here are some ideas to get both you and baby moving! Ways to Exercise with Your Baby 1. […]

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Ways to Prevent Sports Injuries in Youth

Ways to Prevent Sports Injuries in Youth

Let’s look at ways to prevent sports injuries in youth. While participating in sports can be a great way to teach teamwork, instill discipline, and help kids stay active, all sports come with the risk of injury. Knowing the causes of injury and how to prevent them can be instrumental in keeping your kids safe. […]

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Processed Foods Can Be Part of a Healthy Diet

Processed Foods Can Be Part of a Healthy Diet

Today, we will address how processed foods can be part of a healthy diet. The term “processed food” refers to any food that is changed, prepared or packaged. Most food that we eat today is processed. Some foods are minimally processed, such as frozen vegetables or bagged salad mix. Other foods, like prepared meals, are […]

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Reducing Added Sugar for Kids and Teens

Reducing Added Sugar for Kids and Teens

Perhaps you are working on reducing added sugar consumption for your family. That is a great healthy habit to develop, especially with kids and teens. Too much added sugar can lead to weight gain, and excessive weight can lead to many health problems. Added sugars can be particularly tempting to kids and teens, so here […]

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3 Ways to Help Kids Handle Stress

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Let’s look at ways to help kids handle stress. While we do not often think of stress and anxiety as it applies to kids, children are just as susceptible to the effects of stress as adults. Between school, after school activities and social pressure, kids can also suffer from anxiety and stress. Here, 3 ways […]

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Ways to Help Kids Learn Portion Control

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Portion control is a fundamental part of any healthy diet. However, portions in restaurants and homes have increased, and the food industry serves more food than necessary. Large portions can lead to being overweight, and many numerous health problems. We all tend eat as much as what is put in front of us, so learning […]

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Your Child CAN Start Weight Lifting

Your Child CAN start Weight Lifting

If your child is interested in lifting weights or joining a fitness class, you might be wondering if it is safe for kids to lift weights. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, strength training is safe for kids 8 years and over. Strength or resistance training may involve free weights, weight machines, resistance bands […]

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Dealing with a Picky Eater

Dealing with a Picky Eater

Dealing with a Picky Eater? Here are 5 Ways to Get Your Kids to Try New Foods. Many parents know that getting children at any age to try new foods can be a struggle. However, it’s important that kids get a variety of healthy foods in their diet to meet their nutritional needs. Here, 5 […]

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