Fuel Your Fitness!

Learn how to choose the right fuel so your kids are ready to get their legs moving any time of day! From smiles to tears, and knee scrapes to golden trophies – sports seasons and daily activities bring it all. It may seem like a never-ending rollercoaster ride for both you and your child! Tweens […]

School Lunch Program: Food for Thought

There are many steps you can take to support your child’s school lunch program! Families across the country are often made up of two working parents whose children frequently depend upon lunch prepared at school to meet at least one-third of their daily nutritional needs. How do we ensure that our children receive the healthy […]

What’s All the Fuss About School Lunch?

Most kids who eat lunch at school participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).  According to recently released statistics, the NSLP served over 31 million lunches in 2008.  The National School Lunch Program provides US kids with needed nutrients That’s a lot of lunches!  And that’s a lot of students. Any school that participates in […]

How To Help Your Child Choose Foods Wisely

“By modeling healthy living for a youngster, adults not only improve their own personal wellness, but help set the stage for the whole family’s lifestyle habits,” states Mary Kay Sawyer-Morse, PhD, RD, a professional speaker, author and co-owner of a Texas-based company that provides nutrition and health in-services and seminars to diverse industries. This is sage advice for […]

Encouraging Your Children To Be Physically Active

Encouraging Your Children To Be Physically Active

Learn why children’s physical activity has declined, then try these simple ways to show your kids how important physical activity is and how fun it can be! In addition to eating habits, parents can also impact the amount of physical activity their children engage in. The increased prevalence of overweight children is a result of the dramatic decrease […]

A Healthy Spin for Snack Rotations

Tasked with the inevitable sign up sheet for snack rotations for your child’s school, scout troop, or sports team? Use these tips to make it a stress-free task. Many organizations limit snacks to packaged snacks for food safety reasons. They also ask parents to omit foods containing peanuts since this is the most common cause of allergic reactions in […]