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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 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: