Tag: obesity

How to pack a healthy school lunch!

  When my son started school, keeping his diet healthy was important to me.  As a dietitian and working with school aged children, I see how much peers and being away from parents can influence a child’s eating habits. For … Continue reading

Get out there and PLAY!

Remember when you were younger and couldn’t wait until that 2:30 bell rang to signify the end of the school day? And do you remember what you looked forward to most in the time between completing your homework and dinner? … Continue reading

Do “Plump” Babies Make Fat Kids?

Weight Control is Self-Control

“I wish I could lose 25 pounds this summer and wear a cute bathing suit,” lamented a sixth-grader in my office. Fun in the pool for overweight kids is frequently overshadowed by increased anxiety about their appearance. Their well-intentioned efforts … Continue reading

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