9 Healthy Holiday Treats

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#1: CRANBERRY DARK CHOCOLATE BISCOTTI Nothing better than cuddling up with crunchy, chocolate-y, cranberry biscotti + Christmas morning coffee. These pretty treats have less sugar, whole wheat, and the cranberries + dark chocolate will give you a little antioxidant boost. #2: DARK CHOCOLATE COCONUT BITES Basically like eating a happy little snowball. Plus they’re dipped in dark chocolate, so… yeah. #3: PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE DOUGH BALLS Inside that peanut butter bomb is a healthy cookie-dough-esque mix with 3 main ingredients: peanuts, peanut butter, and dates. This is basically a protein snack that tastes like dessert. #4: HEALTHY GINGERBREAD MUFFINS Just, if ... More

No-Stress Holiday Travel with Kids

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Whether you're planning a long drive to Grandma's house or a flight across time zones, our suggestions will keep your family safe, sound, and sane. Smart Travel Tricks Traveling during the holiday season is never easy: Think traffic jams, winter weather, delayed flights, and crowded airports. When you add squirming kids into the equation, you may be tempted to simply hunker down at home. Nevertheless, millions of Americans are expected to hit the road this holiday season. The holidays are a great time to visit relatives, reconnect with old friends, or even (lucky you!) take that long-awaited vacation to a ... More

Kids and Exercise

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When most adults think about exercise, they imagine working out in the gym, running on a treadmill, or lifting weights. But for kids, exercise means playing and being physically active. Kids exercise when they have gym class at school, during recess, at dance class or soccer practice, while riding bikes, or when playing tag. The Many Benefits of Exercise Everyone can benefit from regular exercise. Active kids will have: stronger muscles and bones leaner bodies less risk of becoming overweight a lower chance of getting type 2 diabetes lower blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels a better outlook on life Besides enjoying the health ... More

Healthy Habits for Kids to Prevent Cold and Flu

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While it's not possible to shield your kids completely from catching a cold or the flu, especially if they attend daycare or school, you can teach them healthy habits to boost their immune systems and decrease their chances of picking up an infection. Teach your children these important healthy habits for kids to prevent colds and flu (and protect others when they are sick): Get Them Into the Hand Washing Habit Almost 22 million school days are missed due to the common cold alone, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Studies have shown that hand washing can ... More

Tips for Picky Eaters

Picky eating is typical for many preschoolers. It’s simply another step in the process of growing up and becoming independent. As long as your preschooler is healthy, growing normally, and has plenty of energy, he or she is most likely getting the nutrients he or she needs. Typical picky eating behaviors Many children will show one or more of the following behaviors during the preschool years. In most cases, these will go away with time. Your child may refuse a food based on a certain color or texture. For example, he or she could refuse foods that are red or ... More
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