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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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Tips for a Healthy School Year

Tips for a Healthy School Year

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.

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6 Tips to Help Your Kids Back to School Sleep Schedule

6 Tips to Help Your Kids Back to School Sleep Schedule

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!

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Choosing a Healthy Lunch at Work

Choosing a Healthy Lunch at Work

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.

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10 Tips to Reduce Summer Stress

10 Tips to Reduce Summer Stress

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.

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Add Exercise to Your Summer Travel Plans

Add Exercise to Your Summer Travel Plans

This guest blog written by: Jess Murden who is a New Jersey volunteer and has been mostly involved with our Heart Walks. She has hosted many wellness/fitness events at the offices of our local sponsors and AHA events. 

Maybe you’ve been hitting the gym every day, watching your calories and making better choices all around. Now it’s time for that fun summer trip you’ve been planning. 

Are you worried that your break will derail your fitness goals? It doesn’t have to. 

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