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Information, trials and tips that our bloggers face while trying to raise happy, well adjusted kids!

Babies That Won’t Eat

It is completely normal for kids to go through phases that they are super picky. This is their first adventure into flexing their muscles of independence. How exhilarating to say NO! You can encourage, bribe and beg your child to do a lot of things but you can’t make them open their mouth and swallow. Can you image the power they must feel? So what
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

It’s that time of year again: back to school! Things are about to get even more hectic than they already are, which can mean making less healthy food choices due to lack of time. Some quick tips for healthy lunch packing: Pack lunches the night before – morning is busy enough as it is, make sure there is one less step in the morning
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School Lunch

Breakfast is often called the most important meal of the day,  but lunch also plays a critical role in children’s overall health and school performance. When children skip lunch, they are likely to have trouble concentrating in the classroom, lack energy for sports and overeat on low-nutrient, after-school snacks. Whether children eat lunch at home, enjoy a school-provided lunch or pack a lunch box,
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Life is a Beach!

Going to the beach is a weekly activity for my family.  What a great place to be active, there are so many things to do and you can get plenty of exercise while having fun !  We took our family to the beach at dinner time this past weekend, perfect ending to a summer day.  Grilling on the beach, turkey burgers, hot dogs and
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Energy Drinks and Sports Drinks…for Children?

Are energy drinks and sports drinks the same thing? Sports drinks contain carbohydrates and electrolytes to replenish water and electrolytes lost during exercise. They sometimes contain proteins, vitamins and minerals. Energy drinks can contain similar ingredients but also contain stimulants such as caffeine, guarana, ginseng, etc. A report published recently has advised that children and teenagers should avoid energy drinks and limit or eliminate
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