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How much juice should kids drink? What you need to know about juice and serving size

Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. (BPT) – Selecting beverages for your children can be tricky. What should they be drinking and how much should they drink? Dr. Lisa Thornton, pediatrician and mother, breaks down new juice guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and answers questions about 100 percent […]

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Healthier kids, healthier communities: 4 ways to get involved

(BPT) – It’s no secret that experiences in early and middle childhood are extremely important for a child’s healthy development and lifelong learning. Yet schools – the places where kids spend the majority of their time outside of the home during the week – often lack the resources and support needed to enable and inspire […]

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Volunteers bring healthier smiles to kids in need

(BPT) – Did you know half of all children in this country enter kindergarten with tooth decay? Tooth decay is the number one chronic infectious disease among children in the U.S., affecting 42 percent of children aged 2 to 11 years old, according to the National Institutes of Health. In addition, nearly half of minority […]

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It’s kids’ eye exam season: Tips for children’s vision health

(BPT) – By now, kids have settled into their school day routine, teachers know each student’s abilities and potential, and you’re feeling like you have a moment to catch a breath before the holidays arrive. Then, an envelope comes home from school with a troubling surprise: your child is having difficulty seeing the white board […]

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Important safety steps to keep kids’ holidays bright, happy and burn-free

(BPT) – You bake their favorite treats, search stores for the toys they have begged for all year, stuff stockings and deck the halls to help ensure your children’s holidays are full of warm, happy memories. However, it is also important to ensure the holiday season is safe for kids and the whole family. In […]

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When it’s not just the flu: Kids with Type 1 diabetes often misdiagnosed due to the rapid onset of common symptoms

(BPT) – It is a common scenario: your child is nauseous, vomiting and very tired. It could be the flu, and that’s probably all it is. But it could also be Type 1 diabetes, a condition where the body does not produce a hormone, insulin, which it needs to get energy from food. Unfortunately, Type […]

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7 Tips To Help Your Kid Develop A Positive Self-image

Try these 7 tips to foster optimism and resilience in your overweight child: 1) Believe in your Children. Assure your children that you are on their side and that you expect then to be the best person that they can be, although you don’t expect them to be the best at anything. No one is […]

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7 Top Foods To Include In Your Kid’s Diet

Here is a list of the top 7 healthiest foods to feed your kid and why it’s so healthy: 1. Oatmeal: A fabulous breakfast food, full of B vitamins, iron, zinc and calcium. Old-fashioned oatmeal offers plenty of carbohydrate for quick energy and high fiber. Add berries and honey to make it a delicious perfect […]

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Asking parents smart questions can help obese kids lose weight

Preventing childhood obesity may begin at home, but there’s plenty nurses can do to help parents embrace healthy lifestyle choices, says Rita John, DNP, EdD, CPNP-PC, DCC, director of the pediatric primary care nurse practitioner program at Columbia University School of Nursing. For tips about diet and exercise to stick, clinicians need to take the […]

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Kids eat better if their parents went to college

Children of college-educated parents eat more vegetables and drink less sugar, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia. But it’s still not enough, the study goes on to say, as all kids are falling short when it comes to eating healthier at school The research suggests a parent’s educational attainment, an […]

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