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Nourishing Advice for a Healthy Family

Holiday is a time for families to come together and celebrate.  These celebrations usually include special family gatherings, recipes and foods.  Holiday time often thought of as weight gain time with more sugary and high calorie foods and treats.   Our dietitians have simple suggestions for having a safe and healthy holiday.  With very little changes, you can have a healthier holiday without sacrificing taste!

Our kid-friendly recipes, tips on shopping and party planning as well as fun ideas for activities to promote active children during the holiday season.

For The Kids:  You can also find games, stories and activities for promoting healthy choices to children in the fun kids nutrition section.


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To Your Health: Planning Healthy Goals for the Entire Family

Planning Healthy Family Goals Guide- kid friendly tips and easy tools for parents to plan goals to help kids eat more healthy foods and increase daily physical activity. Easy tips for planning healthy food goals and being more active together!

Setting Healthy Goals for the Entire Family

If you’ve been thinking about healthy goals and resolutions, this is a great time to think about setting healthy goals for the entire family. Setting family goals means helping your child set healthy goals too. Nutrition tips, tools and information for setting healthy nutrition and physical activity goals for the family.

Changing Children's Health Habits - Setting Positive Expectations

We often enter a change with enthusiasm and great commitment. And kids are the same. They get easily excited about starting new projects. But we all know that after the first week, the initial gusto to change habits can die down a bit. Suggestions to help children understand the commitment to achieving their health goals.

Helping Your Family Achieve Their Health Goals

Parenting tip article to help you keep your family on track. A few simple steps can make the difference in helping your child and family succeed in their health and nutrition goals.

10 New Years Resolutions for a Healthier Family

It’s that time of year when many people vow to have a better year than the last by setting New Years resolutions. The most common New Years resolutions often include weight loss, exercising more, and having an overall healthier diet. If you and your family are interested in gaining health in the New Year, read below for 10 ideas for New Years resolutions for a healthier family!

Keeping Kids Motivated With Healthy Family Goals

Motivating Kids To Have Healthy Family Goals Guide- kid friendly tips and easy tools for parents to help kids stay motivated in their goals to eat more healthy foods and increase daily physical activity. Easy tips for keeping children interested in healthy food goals and being more active together!

Turn Hopeful Resolutions into Healthy Habits

Many healthy New Year's Resolutions start out strong, but fall by the wayside by February. If you or your family is having trouble keeping your new healthy habits, this article offers 5 tips for turning your resolutions into lifelong habits!

Enjoy July With Colorful Foods

July is the month of red, white, and blue! Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables is important for health, and the more colorful your plate is, the healthier, and more appealing, it is! Here are some ways to include more red, white, and blue foods this July!

Easy, Kid-Friendly Holiday Recipes For Children

Cooking has always been a great way to introduce healthy foods to children and holiday season is no different. Bring kids into the kitchen this holiday season with cooking activities that they will enjoy. A nice overview of perfect recipes that kids can help with.

Healthy Halloween Treats and Ideas For Low Sugar Options

Fun healthy parenting tips - healthy trick or treating ideas, low sugar Halloween 'candy- free' alternatives treats list - low sugar treat alternatives are great way to celebrate Halloween! And free healthier treats tips sheet for alternative fun treats to give to trick or treaters.

How to Enjoy a Healthier Halloween

Halloween can be a spooky time for everyone. For the kids, it's the decorations and creepy costumes. For the adults, it's knowing that the average child collects 3,500 to 7,000 calories worth of Halloween candy on Halloween night. As a parent, you may find yourself faced with the dilemma of “Halloween only comes once a year”, and “how do I make sure my child stays healthy?”. Read below for some tips to enjoy a healthier Halloween, without your child feeling deprived!

Don’t Let Halloween Sneak Up On You…

Easy Halloween tips for making Halloween fun and healthier for your kids and 'trick or treaters' - Steps to managing your child's sweet tooth during Halloween.

Halloween Leftover Candy Ideas

Halloween is over now and your children have collected a lot of candy. You may be wondering what to do with all that leftover candy and you certainly don't want the kids to eat it all. Help kids avoid temptation with these ideas for leftover Halloween candy.

Let's Get Active In Halloween

Halloween does not have to be all about candy. There are plenty of ways to promote a healthy Halloween by making just a few changes to your child's routine. Follow these simple steps to use Halloween fun family time as active time for the whole family.

Ten Tips To A Healthy Halloween For The Whole Family

Halloween only comes once a year and there are many ways you and your family can enjoy Halloween in a healthy way! Here are some tips to help you enjoy a healthier Halloween. Our dietitians give you the top ten tips to a healthier Halloween.

10 Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving

According to the Calorie Control Council, the average American will consume more than 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving. The average Thanksgiving dinner is an easy way to put on unwanted pounds. Here are 10 tips for a healthy Thanksgiving that will keep your family happy, and your body healthy!

Cooking A Turkey Using Food Safety Guidelines

A healthy holiday meal includes following food safety guidelines. Enjoy a healthy Thanksgiving meal with the family with our simple step by step guide to a germ-free Thanksgiving.

Dealing with Diabetes during Thanksgiving!

Managing your child's diabetes can be a challenge, especially during the holidays! Paying extra attention to what is being served to your child during Thanksgiving, and providing appropriate portions of carbohydrates and other food groups is important to help keep their blood sugar under control.

Planning Tips For Busy Parents During Thanksgiving

7 steps to a stress free Thanksgiving. Easy family Thanksgiving planning tips to simplify Thanksgiving and manage tasks. Reduce stress of preparing for Thanksgiving with our tips and ideas. Plan a stress free Thanksgiving guide for busy parents.

Healthier Thanksgiving Meal

Fun family nutrition- easy Healthy Thanksgiving ideas! Easy healthy shopping ideas, healthy meal planning, nutrition facts and more! Steps to creating a healthy and delicious feast for the family.
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