How To Wean Your Child Off Junk Food

It’s actually not that hard to wean yourself of junk food.  Stop buying it, then just get through a few cravings and they go away.  Then when you do have it you realize how crappy junk food tastes and start yearning fresh foods.  But how to convince your kids to see the light? Click here.

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February 16, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Fast Food, Health, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

Few Kids Get Enough Exercise by Playing Sports, Study Finds

“…a U.S. study that found only a quarter of children in organized sports were getting sufficient daily physical activity during practices. In the U.S., guidelines recommend at least an hour a day of moderate to vigorous exercise for children; in Canada it’s 90 minutes.”

Click here for the article from ParentalCentral.ca.

December 7, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Exercise, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

Owning a dog can make kids less fat: studies

“If you’re a kid and a dog, you chase balls, you play soccer with them, you rumble with them, wrestle them on the carpet even if you’re watching TV,” said Jo Salmon of Deakin University in Victoria, Australia. “It’s activity and it’s a mind thing as well.”

Children whose families owned dogs were more active, with increased light, moderate and vigorous physical activity, regardless of race or gender, reported Christopher Owen, an epidemiologist at St. George’s, University of London, who led the English study.

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October 3, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Exercise, Weight Loss Tips. 2 comments.

Kindergarten Lunches Get Failing Grade

“When dietitian Shannon Crocker went into four kindergarten classrooms in two Ontario elementary schools to check the contents of the children’s lunch boxes, she was dismayed by what she found.

“Many were packed with poor food and drink choices such as cold hot dogs, gummy treats, sugary fruit beverages and packaged cookies,” says the Ancaster, Ont., mother of two.

Kindergarten classes were chosen because Ontario began introducing its new Early Learning Program in September, which means thousands of four- and five-year-olds now attend school for a full day.

Crocker adds that many lunches did not provide enough food for the long day the children were at school…..” Click here to read the rest!

September 29, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Fast Food, Interesting Articles. Leave a comment.

Obesity In Young Girls Means Earlier Puberty

Obesity causing girls to hit puberty younger in Canada and U.S.

“Almost 15 per cent of some 1,200 girls in the U.S. study had marked breast development at age 7, a pubescent process that typically occurs one to four years later.”

For the whole article from Healthzone.ca , click here.

August 11, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Exercise, Fast Food, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

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