Category: Healthy Kids

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5 Tips for Helping Children With Sensory Challenges on Halloween

While many children enjoy Halloween traditions of tick-or-treating, pumpkin carving, and interaction with costume-clad ghouls and goblins, children affected by a sensory processing disorder may interpret and react differently to these holiday activities. “Children with sensory processing challenges may become…

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Study Finds Preschoolers Need More Opportunities for Active Play

Physical activity is important for young children’s health and development, yet most 3- to 5-year-old’s are not getting the two hours per day of recommended physical activity. A study in Pediatrics found that kids simply are not given enough opportunities…

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3 Healthy Halloween Tips for Kids

With Halloween just around the corner, be sure to plan ahead to give kids healthy alternatives to trick them into thinking they are enjoying a treat. Kate Geagan, America’s Green Nutritionist, award-winning dietitian, and the author of Go Green Get Lean: Trim…

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4 Oatmeal Recipes that Your Kids Will Eat!

There’s something about the start of September that can get you feeling some serious fall vibes. And there’s no better way for your child to begin his schoolday than with a healthy oatmeal breakfast. Oatmeal is one of those superfoods…

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AAP Recommends Whole-Diet Approach to Children’s Nutrition

In a new policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics urges schools and families to take a broader approach to nutrition, considering children’s whole diet pattern – rather than the amount of sugar, fat or specific nutrients in individual foods….

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New Study Recommends Teens Start Schoolday Later

Studies show that adolescents who don’t get enough sleep often suffer physical and mental health problems, an increased risk of automobile accidents and a decline in academic performance. But getting enough sleep each night can be hard for teens whose…

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Babyganics Color Changing Disposable Swim Pants

While it’s cute to see your little fishie splashing around in the water, a sunburn isn’t an ideal way to end the day at the pool or beach. The Babyganics Color Changing Disposable Swim Pants are an easy visual way…