While most people fear the dreaded “sugar,” “added sugars” or “high fructose corn syrup” when looking at food or ingredient labels these days, a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that 90 percent of U.S. kids 6-18 years old take in way too much salt. And there are pretty specific foods contributing to that high …Click here to continue reading
“Poop,” my 2-year-old granddaughter says enthusiastically. “Me. Look … Woooow!”
She’s acquired the curiosity bug and wants to view the poop before it’s flushed away. She’s …Click here to continue reading
The pull of TV and video games is strong year-round for kids, but throw in some bitterly cold weather, piles of snow and wind chills that need to stand on a ladder to see zero, and it …Click here to continue reading
The shocking news about the recent measles outbreak is a regrettable reminder to all of us of just how preventable this disease truly is when your child is vaccinated. Measles, also called rubeola, 10-day measles, or red measles, is a highly contagious viral illness that results …Click here to continue reading
This day and age, Americans eat and drink about one-third of their calories away from home. We’re always on the go and convenience plays a big part in what we choose to eat. That also means that we often don’t make the best choices when we’re hungry or in a hurry, and the options that are available may not be the healthiest.
Winter is here, and we have snow! As a parent, I’m anxious to get my kids outside for some fresh air and exercise — and to enjoy all that our Wisconsin winter has to offer. Matching up mittens, finding warm socks and getting everyone into their winter gear is definitely a process …Click here to continue reading
A lot of parents this month will be making New Year’s resolutions for themselves, hoping to turn 2015 into the year they start eating healthier, getting in shape and basically doing all those things they always said they wanted to do. Well, there’s no reason kids can’t get in on the action, too.
Even if you can’t always bring your kids with you as you enjoy your new gym membership, there are plenty of ways you can help them start 2015 off right. If you have concerns about …Click here to continue reading