Category: Nutrition

My five bottom line thoughts to combat childhood obesity

Did you know President Obama proclaimed September 2013 as the National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month? During this month, the goal is to build on the momentum and strengthen the trend toward healthier lifestyles for our children and families. The Activities … Continue reading

Three quick breakfast ideas for kids

It’s that time of year – SCHOOL!!  Providing breakfast will set your child(ren) up for success!  Eating breakfast feeds our brain and improves behavior and performance at school, while leading our bodies to a healthy weight. Key ingredients to a … Continue reading

Eating before, during and after sports

Fall Sports have started!  With the warmer weather, hydration during exercise is a focal point.  But, what to eat before/during and after is equally important. How should my child eat before sports practice or game?   Goals of nutrition before … Continue reading

A surprise hidden danger in our schools

By: Dr. Patricia Abboud Several weeks ago, I was reading about a 13 year old young girl with a peanut allergy who accidentally was exposed to a rice crispy snack iced with peanut butter and chocolate.  Even though she never … Continue reading

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