Pediatrics


5 Ways to Increase Physical Activity for Kids

Ways to Increase Physical Activity for Kids

Physical activity for Kids is an important component of health at any age. Kids need 60 minutes of activity a day to grow strong muscles and bones, build endurance and maintain a healthy weight. Physical activity is also important for our mental and emotional well being. However, those 60 minutes can be broken up throughout […]

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Healthy Snack Alternatives for Kids

Healthy Snack Alternatives for Kids

Looking for healthy snack alternatives for kids but can’t find something they will eat? This article can help. Spring has arrived, and warmer weather often means more activities for kids. Whether your kids are involved in outdoor sports or you are simply taking advantage of the season to get the whole family outside more often, […]

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Is Breakfast the Most Important Meal of the Day?

Is Breakfast the Most Important Meal of the Day

You have heard it before. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But with today’s demands on our schedules, breakfast can be left by the wayside. Kids that eat morning meals have higher school attendance, solve problems more easily and are more likely to maintain a healthy weight. Here are 3 easy breakfast […]

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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

help kids handle stress

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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