Every teen should read this article about body image!
When we are surrounded by an environment that is positive, motivating and cheerful it can be inspiring. Here are some tips to surround your patients and your staff so everyone is on the same page for a healthy lifestyle.
Today your lives are super busy with school, sports, friends and all kinds of activities. You probably don't think much about nutrition and what is best for your body, especially when your schedules are overflowing.
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Most of you are experts when it comes to shopping for clothes, games, music and electronics. But what about shopping for food? Do you know what to look for?
You read the chart for your next patient and discover you have another kid who is overweight in the room. You sigh as you consider the burden of obesity that our nation is facing and the role you have in helping to reverse this trend. You find that many of your patients are not responding to your advice, and their weight continues to escalate, increasing their risks for health issues and co-morbid diseases.
The relationship between parents and their child’s pediatrician is built on trust, understanding and good communication. In the majority of conversations with pediatricians, parents have no trouble expressing concerns or asking questions, but there is one topic of discussion that commonly elicits anxiety in parents: weight concerns.
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Schedule yearly wellness check-ups with your child’s pediatrician/ physician to ensure they are growing and gaining weight at a normal rate.
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Many parents and caregivers have dealt with this frustration: What to do with a child who only eats a handful of foods? Let’s start from the beginning.
Many high-fat recipes can be modified to be low fat and nutritious. Below are some examples of how to cut the fat and add more vitamins and minerals.
Vegetables make a wonderful low-fat soup packed with vitamins and minerals.
Did you know that sugar-sweetened beverages are the number one source of added sugars in the American diet?
Once you are on a roll making healthier food choices and are exercising more, it can still be a challenge to hang out with friends who aren't making the best food choices.
All great chefs know how to use herbs in a variety of different ways to make food taste great. By using herbs, you add flavor without adding additional salt or fat.
Who doesn't love fruit? It's juicy, sweet and delicious and there are loads of things to do with it. So we challenged our experts to come up with 10 ways to prepare and serve their favorite fruits.
Do your parents follow healthy habits, like exercising regularly or eating lots of fruits and vegetables?
No one likes to be sick, but sometimes we make ourselves sick with our "kitchen habits." Practice these tips to avoid illness.
Here are some healthy ideas to try as a family
Many families might think it's hard to eat nutritious, heart-healthy foods during the holidays, but that doesn't have to be the case! There are plenty of ways for kids and the rest of the family to enjoy their favorite holiday foods, by simply implementing a heart-healthy food makeover.
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Breakfast is very important for teenagers. These are some healthy tips to get started in the morning.
Whole foods have all nutrients present and no additives or additional fat, sugar, or sodium.