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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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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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Protect kids from sunburn

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=2e0af1aa-b84c-4a71-b69a-2ca206aca30c#.W0UIGFw-dBw It’s 10 a.m. on a summer day. Do you know where your children are? If they’re outside, they ought to be in the shade. And if they aren’t in the shade, they ought to be wearing sunscreen or be otherwise protected from the sun’s rays. Because the research is fairly blunt: Sunburns during […]

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Family meals help kids’ physical and mental health

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=c4960c36-45c8-489a-95da-39fa7a4a113d#.Wucb-Vw-dBw The value of a family dinner isn’t exaggerated, according to a new study. It found that children who eat meals with their family benefit from better physical and mental health. Sharing a family meal has been linked to children having a better diet. Research has also suggested that these meals promote language development […]

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How to get kids to try fruits and vegetables

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=9248160c-9aec-4fde-93f3-ec58ed4fdfac#.WucYJlw-dBw “Eat your vegetables, Johnny. They’re good for you.” “Just take a tiny bite, Mary. You might like it.” Did those mealtime nudges inspire you to eat more spinach when you were a kid? Did they turn you on to cantaloupe? Very likely not. And those messages may be equally uninspiring to your children. […]

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Physically Active Kids See Fewer Fractures

original source: http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/ASBMR/54051?xid=nl_mpt_DHE_2015-10-13&eun=g846120d0r SEATTLE — Increased physical activity among children throughout the first 8 years of school sharply decreased their overall risk of fracture, a Swedish study found. In one school in the city of Malmo where children had 40 minutes per day of moderate physical activity, the risk ratio for fracture after 8 years was […]

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