Kids and Healthy Eating

Do You Know What Your Child Is Eating At School?

You know what your children study at school, what they wear and who their teachers are, but do you know what your kids are eating every day for lunch? Apart from what you pack in their lunchboxes, chances are what they end up putting on their trays and in their …

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Raising Healthy Kids

Talking To Kids About Weight & Body Image In The Digital Age

Talking to your kids about weight and body image is hard enough. Now add the information they’re constantly bombarded with every day online, on television and on social media – and your job just got a lot tougher. But for all the complications the digital age presents in having these …

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Family Wellness

9 Free or Low-Cost Summer Activities For Kids

For most people, summertime means enjoying warm weather and fresh air, taking vacations and spending more time with family. But what happens when the littlest members of your family (read: your kids) utter that dreaded phrase, “I’m bored!” But the fact that school’s out for summer doesn’t mean you have …

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Family Wellness

Boredom Busters: 12 Screen-Free Activities For Kids

When it comes to kids, television is a double-edged sword. Sure, it can be a great source of entertaining, educational content. But if your kids get too attached, viewership can turn into a vice. If your children just can’t seem to pry themselves away from the pixels, you’re not alone. …

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Childhood Nutrition

Does My Child Need a Vitamin Supplement?

Good nutrition is important throughout life, and setting a foundation for your child is key. March is National Nutrition Month, so it’s a good time to take stock of your child’s eating habits and decide whether he or she needs a daily multi-vitamin. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) estimates …

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Family Wellness

A New Tool to Teach Kids Healthy Habits

It’s not always easy for young kids to understand the importance of eating fruits and vegetables, or why they should turn off the TV and go play, instead. But a new app developed by Henry Ford Health System is hoping to change that by teaching kids, through fun games and …

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Kids and Screen Time

2 Hours Of Screen Time For Your Child: The Pros And Cons

Today’s children spend an average of three hours per day watching television. If you add in the additional screen time provided by smartphones, tablets and computers, the total can be a whopping 5-7 hours. Limiting screen time to no more than two hours per day could be the key to …

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