Help Prevent Childhood Obesity

When it comes to children’s health, it’s never too early to encourage healthy lifestyle habits. According to national surveys, the percentage of children with obesity in the U.S. has more than tripled since the 1970s. Today, almost one in ten 2- to 5-year-olds are obese and about one in five school-aged children (ages 6-19) are obese. But, there are steps we can all take to help change those statistics. (more…)

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How to Beat Back to School Stress

Back to School time is extremely hectic, not just for kids, but for parents too. It requires a transition from laid-back, easy-going schedules to regimented structure and lots and lots of activities. It’s no wonder that 55% of parents are stressed out about the back to school season. I certainly am no exception. I dread the hectic back-to-school pace, but there are a few things that help me make the transition less stressful. Hopefully these tips can help you and your family make the return to school a little less crazy too. (more…)

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