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Archives for Children's Health

Cuts and Scrapes

by Erin Steiner June 24th, 2008 | Children's Health

Summer time is great! The kids are out of school, they have all sorts of time to make up games, and the weather is nice enough that you can shoo them out into the backyard to play their games outside. Of course, having more time to play also can mean more injuries. All summer long, kids will fall down, scrape their hands and knees and find all sorts of creative ways to hurt themselves accidentally .


Do you know what to do if your kids get hurt? Here are a few tips to help you treat the cuts

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Eat Your Sprouts

by Melissa April 1st, 2008 | Children's Health, Nutrition, Vitamins

If you would you like to eat some of the healthiest, most nutritiously complete foods available, try sprouts! I know what you’re saying, “I’m not eating those-- they look like little weeds!” (Okay, maybe you won’t say it, but my kids sure did!) Don’t be afraid to try them—not only are they healthy, they taste great, too.



Try a variety until you find some that you like. Try sprinkling a green salad with alfalfa and radish sprouts.

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A Healthier Easter

by LJ Dovichi March 22nd, 2008 | Children's Health
Major holidays seem to thrive on giving and receiving candy and sugar-filled sweets, and stores are inundated with these festively wrapped treats during the holiday seasons. Easter Sunday is this weekend, and an Easter basket's main staple is, you guessed it, chocolate eggs, chocolate shaped like bunnies, and marshmallow peeps. Now don't get me wrong, I love these things as much as the next person, my waistline can attest to that, but I think it's a mistake to allow these delicious treats to be the majority of what fills an Easter basket.

I'm not saying you shouldn't put any chocolate covered
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Less Salt Equals Healthier Kids

by MPK February 21st, 2008 | Children's Health, Diet, Nutrition
If you are under the age of 18, don't let Mom or Dad read this article!  Otherwise it will be time to say goodbye to french fries, corn chips, and any other flavorful salty treat.  Plus, all of your favorite sweetened sodas could be a thing of the past.

It has been well documented that reducing salt in an adult's diet is a healthy choice.  Similarly, a lower salt diet is important for children.  According to a study by He, Marrero, and MacGregor, reducing the amount of salt in a child's diet will  reduce the amount of sugary soft drinks
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