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Celiac Disease Nutrition Guide, 3rd Ed. (Single Copy)

Celiac Disease Nutrition Guide, 3rd Ed. (Single Copy)

This easy to read “survival guide” outlines essential information for people diagnosed with Celiac disease.

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Childhood Obesity

Overweight and obesity in children is rising. Kids who are obese are at a much greater risk for health problems now and later in life.

A key to reducing the prevalence of childhood obesity is good nutrition—but it's more than simply eating the recommended number of servings from all food groups. Learn more about how healthy eating and active living can eliminate childhood obesity.

Combating Obesity with Fitness and Activities

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Sometimes it seems like the fight against childhood obesity is only waged in the kitchen. But, it happens in living rooms and playgrounds, too. Sports participation and general physical activity are two positive patterns that impact obesity.

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Egg Measuring Tape (sm)Being obese is not about what you weigh, it's about having too much fat in your body. Carrying too much body fat has harmful effects on your health. One-third of adults ages 20 and older are considered obese, which is defined as having a body mass index greater than 30.

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Size-Wise Nutrition for Preschool Age Children

Sizewise for Toddlers (thumb)Very young children need the same variety of nutrient-rich foods as older kids and adults, just in much smaller quantities. As portions have gotten bigger, some parents and caregivers have developed a distorted view of the amount of food toddlers and preschoolers need. Feeding children becomes less frustrating and less complicated when adults know what kids need to grow well and be healthy.

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Raising Healthy Eaters from Preschool to High School

Raising Healthy Eaters (thumb)Food, nutrition and eating skills are among the most important things you can share with children: food to fuel busy, successful lives; nutrition to nourish strong bodies and smart brains; and eating skills to enjoy the social aspect of meals with family and friends.

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Nutrition for Growing Bodies

Nutrition Growing Bodies (thumb)Do you want to raise happy, healthy and successful kids? Children and teens need the right fuel for growing, learning and developing. This means foods and beverages with plenty of nutrients (protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals) and not too many calories, fats or sugars.

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How to Talk to Kids about Weight and Obesity

Talk to Kids about Weight (thumb)In today’s culture, weight is an extraordinarily sensitive subject, especially for children and teens. Deciding how to approach weight issues with young people deserves careful attention; how you handle the topic can have serious and lifelong implications. Here are some tips for discussing weight with kids, and what to do if a child brings up the topic on his or her own.

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A Healthy Start to Reduce Childhood Obesity

A Healthy Start (thumb)A mother's food and nutrition choices before and during pregnancy can greatly contribute to the future health of her children—women living a healthy lifestyle deliver children with fewer birth defects and chronic health problems.

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