62017Aug
Healthy Food for Your Children

Healthy Food for Your Children

Healthy Food Helps your child grow healthy and strong. Can help prevent from becoming overweight Can help to fight sickness. At 12 months of age, toddlers can eat same healthy foods that the family eats. Adolescents should eat healthy food every day. ‘Everyday Foods’ Include: Plenty of vegetables , beans and lentils Fruit Breads, cereals,…

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152016Mar
National Nutrition Month – March 2016

National Nutrition Month – March 2016

Resources for you and your kids. Choose My Plate website – MyPlate illustrates the five food groups that are building blocks for a healthy diet using a familiar image – a place setting for a meal. 5-2-1-0 Let’s Go! – What does it stand for? Find out. MyPlate Kids Place – Where you can find…

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202015Jul
Increase Your Families Physical Activity

Increase Your Families Physical Activity

Listed below are a few ideas for increasing you and your families physical activity from day-to-day. You don’t have to enter a marathon or join a sporting team in order to get you and your family more active. Fitting activity into your daily routine is easy if you simply follow some of the ideas in this article….

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12015Feb
5 Important Things You Might Not Know About Strep Throat

5 Important Things You Might Not Know About Strep Throat

By Claire McCarthy at Boston Children’s Hospital On the Richter Scale of childhood illness, strep throat ranks pretty low, but its little tremors can wreak a fair bit of havoc on the day-to-day lives of parents and children. It’s also one of those illnesses that’s so common that people often think they know everything there…

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12015Feb
Childhood Obesity: Help Fight the Epidemic

Childhood Obesity: Help Fight the Epidemic

Look all around us. It’s not hard to see how many of our children are affected.  Childhood obesity can doom our kids to early onset diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and all the terrible complications. If you start them out on the right path, obesity can be minimized, if not prevented. YOU HOLD THE KEYS! Infants…

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262014Oct
What is Ebola?

What is Ebola?

By Texas Medical Association What is Ebola, and how is it transmitted? Ebola is a virus of the family Filoviridae, genus Ebolavirus that was discovered in 1976. Ebola can be transmitted only when you have direct contact with blood or body fluids of an infected person (alive or dead). Ebola is not spread through the air…

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102014Jul
5-2-1-0

5-2-1-0

WHAT DOES 5-2-1-0 STAND FOR? Aim for 5 servings of fruits & vegetables every day Aim for 2 or less hours of recreational screen time every day Aim for 1 hour or more of physical activity every day Aim for 0 drinks with added sugar ever For Additional Information Visit: www.letsgo.org www.healthychildren.org/growinghealthy www.myplate.gov

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92014Jul
Foods with Iron

Foods with Iron

Brought to you by the Texas Department of Health Proteins: Liver Beef Chicken Turkey Fish Pork  Snacks: Dried beans & peas Nuts and seeds Peanut butter Green peas Lima beans Raisins Prunes Dried apricots Dried figs Tomato juice Spinach Turnip greens Collard greens Winter squash Carbohydrates: Whole wheat bread Cereals with iron Brown rice Enriched…

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82014Jul
Help Your Child Learn to Love Their Body

Help Your Child Learn to Love Their Body

By Lana Luise Thomas, Creative Director for Children’s Health Center, P.A. It is no secret that growing up in today’s social society is difficult on young boys and girls. We provide them with the responsibility of IPhones and Blackberries before we allow them to drive, and then we question how they are growing up so…

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42014Jul
Constipation

Constipation

Constipation is defined as hard poop that is difficult to pass. Irregular or infrequent bowel movements are not causes for concern unless they are accompanied by belly discomfort, bedwetting, or urinary tract infections. Children may “go” every day, but if it requires straining or poop is small or unusually large (think baseball), chances are your…

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