Volume 13, Issue 1 January 2013
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Make Outdoor Play Part
of Your Child's Day


By KiKi Bochi

Parents sometimes underestimate the value of play. In an effort to keep their children safe and help them excel, many parents keep their children very busy in structured activities, academic pursuits, and passive activities indoors. Read More
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How to Turn Healthy Activities Into a Fun Part of Your Family's Routine

By KiKi Bochi

Many parents are thinking about their health at this time of year, resolving to get fit. What they sometimes forget is that those are great goals for children, as well. Getting more active doesn't have to be complicated, it doesn't have to involve fancy equipment, and you don't need to step foot in a gym. It is more fun if you do it with your kids, and far more rewarding if you consider that you are improving your children's lives along with your own waistlineRead More
Read to Learn - The Most Important 20 Minutes.
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Weighty Issues

Parents have known intuitively for a while what an increasing body of research is confirming: spending too much time watching television, playing on the computer, or fiddling with mobile devices makes kids fatRead More
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Snack Attacks
Great ideas to keep kids eating healthy between meals

By KiKi Bochi

Busy schedules can put a squeeze on efforts to improve your family's eating habits. Especially when you have children, you need smart solutions.

"Parents want something that is healthy, but practical," says Natalie Castro-Romero, a registered dietitian who works with families through Baptist Health's Wellness Advantage program. Read More
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Make Outdoor Play Part
of Your Child's Day