Healthy for Good Blog
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
This guest blog written by Dr. Tiffany Kimbrough, pediatrician at Children's Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Summer is winding down and the anticipation of another school year is winding up. Your kids may be excited to pick out new backpacks and school supplies and figure out who’s in their class. But there are other things to consider — like heart health and nutrition.
With the lazy days of summer almost over, you’re probably trying to get your kids back on a routine that doesn’t involve sleeping past noon. Check out our tips. Hint: You might adopt a few too!
So, you’re at work and it’s lunchtime. Your stomach is empty. What do you do? Whether you reach for that indulgent pepperoni pizza or head for the nearest salad bar might depend on your stress level.
This guest blog post was written by Gail Ballin, a fun-loving mom of two adult children, a masters level therapist and a 2018 American Heart Association Forsyth County Go Red Woman.
The weather is warming up and the days are getting longer. That means that summer is finally here. School’s out, the pool is open and for many, suitcases are packed for summer vacation. This is a wonderful time of year to let loose and spend fun, relaxing times with those we love and enjoy most in the world.