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“Sharing” to raise awareness about mental health

“Sharing” to raise awareness about mental health

The topic of mental health is making headlines, which may bring it some needed attention. Greater awareness and less stigma can help shed light on this pervasive problem. And maybe we’ll begin to treat our mental well-being the same as our physical well-being. After all, a healthy mind is just as important as a healthy body.

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Move more with an outdoor adventure club

Move more with an outdoor adventure club

If you like to spend time in nature, an outdoor adventure club may be just the thing to get you moving more. It’s a fun and social way to get more physical activity, and it can help keep you motivated to exercise.

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Why we need to ban flavored e-cigarettes and tobacco products now

Why we need to ban flavored e-cigarettes and tobacco products now

Chances are you’ve heard a lot about vaping and electronic cigarettes lately. From mysterious and deadly illnesses to congressional hearings and state bans, the news has focused on tobacco marketing tactics and what we don’t know about flavored tobacco and e-cigarettes. Here’s what we do know.

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Can you really grow an edible garden indoors year-round?

Can you really grow an edible garden indoors year-round?

Indoor gardening is definitely having a moment. And it’s gone high-tech, making it easier than ever to grow your own fruits, vegetables and herbs without a yard, sunlight, rain, soil – or even a green thumb!

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What should my baby, toddler or young child drink?

What should my baby, toddler or young child drink?

What’s in that sippy cup?

Research shows that what children drink from birth through age 5 can have a big impact on their health. With so many choices – from milk to juice to water and other drinks – it can be confusing to know which drinks are healthy and which aren’t. That’s why some of the nation’s leading experts on children’s health came together to develop new beverage recommendations. They’re intended to help parents and caregivers choose what’s best for their kids.

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Family Meals Month Means Food Is Love

Family Meals Month Means Food Is Love

You know how food just seems to taste better when you’re eating it with people you love? That’s the magic of mealtime. Sharing a meal is one of the best ways to get to know someone new or to reconnect with family and friends. And making or sharing a delicious healthy meal is an even greater act of love.

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Planning the Perfect Family Meal

Planning the Perfect Family Meal

This guest blog post was written by Dave Engledow, dad. Photo credit: Dave Engledow, author / photographer of Confessions of the World’s Best Father.

Nothing is better than a well-planned family meal.

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Back to School: Let Kids be Healthy for Good

Back to School: Let Kids be Healthy for Good

It’s back-to-school time! Children and parents across the country are stocking up on pencils and searching for the perfect backpack. But as kids return to school, what kind of food will cafeterias be dishing up for breakfast and lunch?

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Start kids’ school day with a healthy breakfast

Start kids’ school day with a healthy breakfast

The first meal of the day shouldn’t get lost in the back-to-school rush. Kids need a healthy breakfast that includes fiber, protein and calcium. A little planning can help you kick off the school year on a positive note.

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