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Halloween Done Healthy

            It’s that time of the year again! The holidays are upon us and Halloween is no exception to the over indulgences of tasty food and drink (especially that leftover candy.) Between the parties and trick or treating with the kids, the temptations can be endless. But gaining weight during the holidays doesn’t have to inevitable! The following tips will help you and your family stay healthy through the Halloween weekend and beyond.

Candy free treats for Trick-or-Treaters:

Tips for Eating More Fruits and Veggies

Struggling to fill up half your plate with fruits and vegetables? Take these tips with you to the grocery store to help add some color to your day for you and your family!

Delicious Ways to Enjoy More Whole Grains

Replacing refined and processed grains with whole grains in your diet can have some great health benefits! Important sources of fiber, B vitamins, iron, magnesium and selenium are found in whole grain sources.

Food Safety for the Family

 September is National Food Safety Month and according to the CDC, one in six Americans contract food-borne illnesses each year! Reduce your family's risk of contamination with these quick, easy tips:

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.

Narrow the Focus

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 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.  

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