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Teaching Teens about Label Reading

If decoding the information on a food package is a challenge for adults, think of how hard it is for teens who are just beginning to make choices for themselves. Give your teens some help as they become more aware of what they're putting in their bodies.

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Healthy Eating Tips for Families

Busy families are frustrated by the flood of changing nutrition advice, especially as they try to make sensible dietary decisions. There are a wealth of concerns when it comes to children’s eating habits. Picky eaters, eating too much junk food, and not eating enough fruits and vegetables are among those concerns. What’s a family to do? For Kids Eat Right Month, start with these easy, practical tips:

 

August is "KIDS EAT RIGHT" Month!

With childhood obesity on the rise, making sure kids eat right and get plenty of exercise is vital.

Parents and caregivers can play a big role in children’s nutrition and health, teaching kids about healthy foods, being a good role model and making sure physical activity is incorporated into each day.

August, which is Kids Eat Right Month, is a great time for families to focus on the importance of healthful eating and active lifestyles. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is encouraging families to take the following steps:

August is National Breastfeeding Month!

During the month of August, efforts are concentrated to promote and support breastfeeding as optimal nutrition for infants and young children, as well as the maternal and societal benefits it affords. In order to encourage new parents to achieve the goals set for the U.S. in the Healthy People 2020 Initiative, the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee has declared this month as National Breastfeeding Month, and the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) celebrates the first week of August as World Breastfeeding Week.

What About Hydration for Kids?

We all know it’s important to hydrate ourselves during the hot summer months, but we need to remember even more for our kids!  With all the activities and fun of summer days, we often overlook the importance of pushing fluids.  The amount a child needs to drink can vary greatly, due to factors including age, gender, the weather, and how much physical activity they do.  

Are DETOX Diets for you?

Whether people want to lose weight or they think it’s a way to detox their body, many look to cleanses as magical cure-alls. But are cleanses as healthy as they’re hyped up to be? Here are 3 reasons you might want to rethink starting a cleanse:

Are You Thirsty for Different Types of Water?

If you are trying to stay hydrated but are sick of plain or flavored water, what are other alternatives?

Are You Thirsty for Water?

Are you thirsty?  With all the choices out there, what exactly should you choose to quench your thirst during these hot summer months?  When you head to the store for relief, there are so many types of water on the shelves that you could drop from dehydration before figuring out which one to buy!

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