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Guest Blog: Connie Evers – The Benefits of Whole Grain + Recipes!

Monday, November 5th, 2012

By Connie Evers MS, RD, LD – Nutrition for Kids

Connie’s Healthy Eating Blog – Choosing and Using Whole Grains

Rich in fiber, complex carbohydrates and nutrients, whole grains provide energy for moving bodies and thinking brains.

Children really benefit from the nutrient boost that whole grains provide. Most American kids eat very few servings of whole grains and prefer products made from refined flours. When children are offered whole grains beginning at a young age, they get used to the coarser texture of whole-grain breads and cereals. I advise parents to start whole grain iron-fortified baby cereals (e.g. oatmeal, brown rice, whole wheat) as soon as they begin feeding solid foods at around 6 months of age. And of course, parents who eat whole grains on a regular basis up the odds that their kids will too! (more…)

Guest Blog: 8 Tips for a Healthier 2012, From Dr. Xifaras!

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

By Dr. Xifaras, MD – Tufts Medical Center

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  • Happy New Year!

    The New Year, 2012, is finally here. With a new year usually comes New Year’s resolutions. Most resolutions involve making changes that lead to a healthier life. As part of the FitClub34 program, you are already doing a great job committing to a healthier lifestyle by being physically active.

    It would also be great time to join Paul Pierce with his Million Hour Challenge! (more…)

    Guest Blog: Mark From Ironwill Teaches Us To Investigate, Contemplate, Initiate

    Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

    By Mark Scherzer – Ironwill Kids

    You Can Have Your Cake and Eat it Too; Some of the Time.

    We’ve all heard the expression, “everything in moderation.” It’s an age-old adage that’s been attributed to everyone from Plato to your mom and dad. It’s what we teach in our program, and it applies today more than ever. Since 1980, childhood obesity rates in the U.S. have tripled, which means nearly one out of three children in this country is either overweight or obese

    Many kids, as well as adults, do things backwards: eating processed junk food all day long and consuming fruits and vegetables only some of the time. One way to get kids to cut down on processed food is to open their eyes to what’s in their favorite snacks. (more…)

    Guest Blog: Tufts Medical Center’s Dr. Xifaras on Teamwork!

    Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

    By Dr. Xifaras, MD – Tufts Medical Center

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  • Teamwork!

    Whether it is in the classroom, at home, on the playground or on the field or court, it is important to be a team player. In the classroom, you can help out the teacher or your classmates with a project or assignment. At home, you can help your parents out with chores or your siblings.

    On the playground you can invite someone to join your group or game. On the field or court you can do your best to help your team do their best. Including and helping others will make all your experiences that much more fun! (more…)

    Guest Blog: Connie Evers -Teach Kids That Thirst Means “Drink Water”

    Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

    By Connie Evers MS, RD, LD – Nutrition for Kids

    Connie’s Healthy Eating Blog – Better Beverage Control

    Teach Kids that Thirst Means “Drink Water”

    Our kids have a “drinking problem” when it comes to sugary beverages. It’s no coincidence that intake of sugar-sweetened drinks and childhood obesity have both increased over the past 30+ years. In addition to soda pop, there is an increasing array of sweetened “fruit” drinks, teas, sweetened water, coffee drinks, and energy drinks on the market. A trip to any grocery store reveals ever-expanding aisles and shelf space devoted to sugar-filled drinks.

    The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released a report stating that in most cases energy drinks are never appropriate for children or adolescents, as some of these products contain caffeine and other substances that could be harmful to children. The report also urges parents to serve water to rehydrate and low-fat or fat-free milk to help hydrate and meet nutrient needs. (more…)