- December 1st, 2013
Want your child to excel in school? A study by the University of North Texas found that cardiorespiratory fitness consistently boosted grades on reading and math tests. Among sixth grade students, the fittest scored 30 percent higher than average, while the less fit scored 20 percent lower.
- August 31st, 2013
The gluten-free diet and its products are everywhere. Is the diet fashionable, all hype, or a healthy choice? Perhaps you have considered the diet for yourself, but what about your kids?
There are a number of reasons your children may benefit from the gluten-free diet. In this article I’ll show you these reasons and give you tips to make the diet easier on you and your child.How, why, and when to take your kids gluten-freeBy Carla Spacher
- August 31st, 2013
Want your child to have better reading levels, memory, and good behavior? Just give them DHA. DHA, otherwise known as docosahexaenoic acid, is a form of omega-3 fatty acid that is essential to the health of cell membranes as well as nerve and brain function. Cold-water fish is an excellent source of this acid, so give the kids a taste for salmon!
Parents exhibiting “Back-To-School” stress—giving into the pressures that come with changing routines and schedules, last minute shopping, and/or childcare arrangements—may actually be harming their children, says Jan Bruce, CEO and co-founder of meQuilibrium, leader in digital coaching for stress and resilience.
- June 30th, 2013
A 2008 study of 91,462 children from birth to age 17 found that children born in the US had significantly higher odds of asthma, eczema, hay fever, and food allergies. Children born outside the US experienced fewer allergies. Kids born outside the US who immigrated and stayed for 10 years had higher odds of eczema and hay fever, though their odds of asthma and food allergies did not increase.
- January 1st, 2013
French fries. Ketchup. The dreaded chicken finger. They are all staples for most young diets these days. But, hey, even if these novice eaters consume their vegetables fried, carb-loaded, or sugar-heavy, at least they are getting them, right?
Wrong. For children, it’s never too early to integrate a sense of good nutrition—in fact, their growing needs demand it.Why growing kids need more than curds and wheyBy Cara Lucas
- August 31st, 2012
University of Kansas researchers have found a larger resting pupil size and lower levels of a salivary enzyme associated with the neurotransmitter norepinephrine in children with autism spectrum disorder.
- March 1st, 2012
The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) new Nutrition Standards for School Meals help ensure that the nation’s schoolchildren have access to a nutritional lunch and breakfast.New USDA nutrition standards for 2012-2013.
- September 1st, 2009
POP QUIZ: Besides homework and art projects, what’s your kid likely to bring home during the first few weeks of school? That’s right, a cold. But it’s not just exposure to the germs of hundreds of other children that’ll keep her bed-bound. Creeping stress levels and poor eating habits also are to blame.Turns out it takes more than an apple a day to keep your little ones out of the doctor’s office. Here’s what you need to make this fall their healthiest yet.By Melody Warnick