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Tips for dealing with a finicky eater

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryID=ebee4710-fd5e-4aae-888d-e5b3ddd6c738#.W5-qT1w-dBw What to do when your child won’t eat. Do you dread dinner? If you’re the parent of a finicky eater, who can blame you? Heated arguments and high drama over peas and carrots are no fun. Neither is throwing away perfectly good food your child refuses to eat. But you can take consolation […]

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How to plate-up more fruits and veggies for kids

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=8d16c465-793f-4c47-973e-eaa5d94a564e#.W5-pKFw-dBw From Brussels sprouts to broccoli and cauliflower to corn, vegetables are super nutritious. But as any parent knows, most kids don’t eat enough of them. Now researchers may have figured out a little trick to feeding those finicky eaters, and it’s all about the plate. The study involved 235 kids at a preschool. […]

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How the brain reacts to food may be linked to overeating

Original source: https://news.psu.edu/story/527885/2018/07/19/research/food-thought-how-brain-reacts-food-may-be-linked-overeating?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_term=528819_HTML&utm_content=07-20-2018-01-28&utm_campaign=Penn%20State%20Today By Katie Bohn The reason why some people find it so hard to resist finishing an entire bag of chips or bowl of candy may lie with how their brain responds to food rewards, leaving them more vulnerable to overeating. In a study with children, researchers found that when certain regions of the […]

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Parents’ behavior during playtime may affect toddler’s weight later on

Original source: https://news.psu.edu/story/532459/2018/08/21/research/parents%E2%80%99-behavior-during-playtime-may-affect-toddler%E2%80%99s-weight-later?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_term=533164_HTML&utm_content=08-23-2018-21-30&utm_campaign=Penn%20State%20Today By Katie Bohn Parents who positively engage with their children during play time — and gently steer them to clean up afterward — may help toddlers with low-self regulation have lower body mass indexes (BMIs) later on as preschoolers. In a study, researchers found that toddlers who had poor self-regulation skills — the […]

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Responsive parenting intervention results in lower BMIs through age 3

Original source: https://news.psu.edu/story/529466/2018/08/07/research/responsive-parenting-intervention-results-lower-bmis-through-age-3?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_term=532351_HTML&utm_content=08-20-2018-21-14&utm_campaign=Penn%20State%20Today By Katie Bohn An intervention designed to promote healthy growth, which taught first-time moms how to respond with age-appropriate responses to their babies’ needs, resulted in children having lower body mass indexes (BMIs) when they were 3 years old. The intervention, which began shortly after the babies’ birth, taught moms various strategies for […]

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Small changes can go far in preventing childhood obesity

Original source: https://news.psu.edu/story/529180/2018/07/25/medical-minute-small-changes-can-go-far-preventing-childhood-obesity?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_term=529223_HTML&utm_content=07-26-2018-07-35&utm_campaign=hershey%20newswire In the United States, the percentage of children and adolescents with obesity has more than tripled since 1970. Today, approximately one in five school-aged children (ages 6 to 19) is obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—and that figure doesn’t include children who are considered merely overweight and not obese. […]

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Recipe revival: How to make your favorite meals healthier

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=8de799fd-b485-40b1-abb9-e2956e0a108e#.W5wLvFw-dBw You can do a variety of things to improve the nutritional value of the foods you make. What does healthy cooking mean to you? Making dishes that are low in fat may come to mind. So, healthy cooking can mean looking for recipes that use nonfat milk or require less butter. Healthy cooking […]

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Daily vaping boosts heart attack risk

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=c77bfe4b-e7bb-4daf-b628-7d6a8f3ff356#.W5u7Wlw-dBw Vaping an electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette, isn’t a safe way to dodge the dangers smoking traditional cigarettes pose to your heart. Furthermore, if you start vaping and keep smoking regular cigarettes, you could end up multiplying the toll tobacco takes on your heart, according to the results of a new study. For the […]

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Bike Safety Lesson Plans and Student Activities

Original source: http://www.teacherplanet.com/content/student-safety-month Teaching children how to be safe is a combined effort. Children often take the lessons home and remind their parents how to be safe in and around the home and on the road. Safety lessons in your classroom have a broad reach. Use the lesson plans, teaching resources, and safety units to plan […]

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