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  • Gluten-Free – ­More Than Just a “Fad” Diet

    08/19/2014 | Everyday WellnessHealthy Eating

    You probably know someone who is following a gluten-free diet. As the popularity of this diet increases, the thought of it as a “fad diet” is also becoming more prevalent. However, there are clear indications for a gluten-free diet, including some indications for which becoming “gluten-free” is a medical necessity. Gluten is the main protein component of grains including wheat,…

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  • What to pack for a healthy day at the pool

    07/15/2014 | Everyday WellnessHealthy EatingSafety & Prevention

    Having pruned fingers and toes from hanging in the pool for days on end is a fond childhood memory of many. For years children have been flocking to the nearest public pool to dive, splash and cannonball. Those unbearably hot summer days can make it impossible to do anything but go to the pool and cool down. Whether you have your own pool or travel to the nearest public pool, it is great to cool down…

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  • Family Dinner

    06/19/2014 | Everyday WellnessHealthy Eating

    Eating together improves children’s health  Eating dinner together as a family can be difficult to schedule between school, sports practices, work and music lessons. But sitting down to a good meal together can create a positive impact on the lives of your children, especially on their health. If you need convincing, here are the top six reasons to eat together, backed by research from Rutgers…

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  • How To: Healthy Summer Popsicles

    06/18/2014 | Everyday WellnessHealthy Eating

    It’s a hot summer day, you hear the jingle, and once again the ice cream truck strolling through your neighborhood.  Your kids are anxious to scour the couch for spare change or grab the nearest dollar and head for the front door to chase down their favorite frozen treat. While this makes for great childhood memories, the high amount of sugar, caloric and carbohydrate intake from these treats…

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  • Eight Healthy Breakfast for You and Your Family

    06/11/2014 | Everyday WellnessHealthy Eating

    You’ve heard the saying: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s absolutely true that a healthy breakfast is key to starting your day off with the energy you need to keep your mind and body sharp.  With our on-the-go lifestyles, it can seem easier to hand your child a pre-packaged or sugary breakfast. A healthy breakfast doesn’t have to be boring or take a…

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  • Cooking with Your Kids

    06/05/2014 | Everyday WellnessHealthy Eating

    Gathering around the table for the evening meal is an important way to stay connected with your family. An even better way to spend quality time with your kids is to get them involved in making the family meal. Cooking with your kids gives them a positive experience with healthy food while making lasting memories. Plus, kids are more likely to eat what they cook themselves. So, cooking together…

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  • Tricks and Treats for Halloween

    10/29/2013 | Everyday WellnessHealthy Eating

    October, for many children, is the month of tricks and treats. Children and teens love Halloween – it’s a time for parties, games, costumes and free candy. Even if one doesn’t participate in Trick or Treating; it’s difficult to avoid candy this time of year. Halloween may be a great time for parents to have conversations with their children about healthy eating. Set the limits…

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  • Does Nutrition Affect Autism?

    02/27/2013 | Everyday WellnessHealthy Eating

    Children with autism can present with unique nutritional challenges and nutritional deficiencies have been described in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).  In addition to nutrition deficiencies, obesity has also been well-described to occur with ASDs.  As a result, routine health maintenance with your family physician or Pediatrician is essential to ensuring appropriate nutritional…

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  • Tools for School: Food for Thought

    08/06/2012 | Everyday WellnessHealthy EatingFamily CareReady, Set, School

    This is the first in a three part series this week that will give you some helpful back-to-school tools! We’ve all heard that certain foods can make kids smarter, and that’s true. Fish, for example, contains Omega 3, well known for its powers as “brain food.” But even beyond fish, children who routinely eat well-rounded, nutritious meals perform better in school. More importantly,…

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  • Healthy Snack Ideas

    06/09/2012 | Everyday WellnessHealthy Eating

    Healthy Snacks for an Active Summer: String cheese and a piece of fruit Yogurt smoothies 100% Juice frozen fruit bars Handful of frozen grapes or other fresh fruit Veggies and low fat dip Low-fat popcorn Vanilla wafers, whole grain crackers, fat free graham crackers or animal crackers with 1% or skim milk Indiana Fruits & Vegetables in Season in June: Asparagus Collards Green Peas Mushrooms Radishes…

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