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Back to School: Keep Exercise at the Front of the Class

Review Average: 4 stars

As school returns to session and the days get shorter, it can be more challenging to ensure that your child is engaging in enough daily activity. But you don’t have to do it all at once — every bit counts toward the goal.


Breastfeeding and the Athlete

Review Average: 3 stars

If you're an athlete, you can also provide your baby with the benefits of breastfeeding. With a doctor's guidance, most women can engage in sports or some other form of regular physical activity if they're breastfeeding.


Kids on the Move

Review Average: 3 stars

Why are more and more teenagers less and less active? Perhaps it's the family pattern they "inherited." Offer these tips as starters to teens to get moving.


Should My Child Lift Weights?

Review Average: 5 stars

Your kids may want to lift weights, join CrossFit classes or do some other form of strength training. But is this a good idea for children, or will it harm their growth and cause injury?


Eat Right to Play Hard

Review Average: 3.5 stars

Active kids need fuel for sports, school and everyday health, as well as normal growth and development. When young people are involved in competitive athletics, their need for power foods and fluids is higher than usual.


Is Functional Exercise OK for Kids?

Review Average: 4 stars

Functional exercise is fine for children and helps them to develop overall body strength while creating awareness for exercise and its many benefits. However, the only major difference between this kind is adults can use free weights or medicine balls, while kids should stick to body-weight exercises.


Teen Nutrition for Fall Sports

Review Average: 4.5 stars

Four key nutrition tips to keep your teen athlete nutritionally balanced, energized and ready to play.


Kids Unplugged

Review Average: 5 stars

Whether your child is in preschool or high school, one thing is for certain: It is time for you to seize the remote and take control. Reducing the amount of time your child or teen spends with media will have a positive impact on his or her weight.


Make Fitness Fun

Review Average: 4 stars

Want to encourage healthy weight for your whole family to prevent heart disease, cancer and stroke, all while having fun? Get outside and be active.


Play Is Exercise! Exercise Is Play!

Review Average: 4 stars

Be a role model for your kids by participating with them in activities both outdoors and indoors and encourage participation in group sports under the guidance of a coach or leader. Here are some ideas to get your kids (and you) off the couch!


Fuel Up for Sports in the School Cafeteria

Review Average: 3 stars

When it comes to excelling on the playing field, what young athletes eat can make a huge difference.


Nutrition Thumbs Up for Dad!

Review Average: 4 stars

For years, moms have been the unofficial point person in the kitchen, serving up healthy meals and teaching kids to eat right. But today, many dads are getting in on the action too. Here are five easy ways dads can make a difference.


Promoting Positive Body Image

Review Average: 4.5 stars

Young people with a positive image of themselves feel more comfortable and confident in their ability to succeed. They don’t obsess about calories, food or weight. They have the energy they need to enjoy physical activity.


Ice Speed: Fueling Strategies for Hockey

Review Average: 4.5 stars

When it comes to fuel, the demands of high school ice hockey players are great. Consuming optimal foods and fluids both on and off the ice is essential.


How Many Calories Does My Teen Need?

Review Average: 4 stars

Teens need somewhat more calories than when they were a bit younger with strenuous physical activity adding to the daily caloric intake.


Besides Milk, What Should My Teen Eat for Healthy Bones?

Review Average: 4.5 stars

Calcium-rich, bone-building foods like yogurt, cheese and pudding, and calcium-fortified soy beverages, tofu, juice and dark green vegetables are beneficial to your teen's development.


Nutrition for Young Women

Review Average: 4.5 stars

The best thing a young woman can do is understand her own body and stay healthy by eating a balanced diet and getting regular physical activity.


Exercise with Your Kids

Review Average: 5 stars

Want your kids to get active? Exercise with them. Show them that exercise can be fun instead of a chore.



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  • Cook healthy

    Involve your child in the cutting, mixing and preparation of all meals. Even a snack can be healthy.

  • Eat right

    Sit down together as a family to enjoy a wonderful meal and the opportunity to share the day's experiences with one another.

  • Shop smart

    To encourage a healthy lifestyle, get your children involved in selecting the food that will appear at the breakfast, lunch or dinner table.


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