Cooking for Picky Eaters
Cooking for Picky Eaters

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  • Selective eaters are likely lacking many of the vitamins and minerals needed for good health. 
  • Being creative with food choices and presentation can entice your picky eater to try something new.
  • With time, patience, and repeated opportunities to try new foods, picky eating may go by the wayside.
8 Ways to Tame the Screen Time Beast
8 Ways to Tame the Screen Time Beast

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  • Too much screen time has been linked to numerous wide-ranging side effects.
  • Setting time limits and monitoring them isn't easy—even with devices made to assist. Instead, try practical limits.
  • When breaking a habit, it helps to fill the void with positive things like sports, books and physical play.
2018 Walk-in Flu Shot Clinics
2018 Walk-in Flu Shot Clinics

The flu vaccine is important. It can save your family time, money, and may even save the life of someone you love. Flu killed approximately 80,000 people in the United States last flu season, according to the CDC. That record-setting number doesn’t take into account hospitalizations, doctor visits, or days missed at work or school. … Continue reading “2018 Walk-in Flu Shot Clinics”

How can I get my kids to school on time?
How can I get my kids to school on time?

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  • With a little planning, mornings can become a time of peace and relaxation.
  • Tackling the next day's tasks the night before to reduce stress in the morning.
  • Use the extra time to bond with your family and leave home with a positive mindset.
Ten Ways to Get Your Kids (and yourself) into Biking
Ten Ways to Get Your Kids (and yourself) into Biking
  • Biking is a great fitness activity for all ages, and Utah has a rich cycling community.
  • Family bike riding is not only possible the whole family, but an excellent way to bond and foster a love of fitness.
  • Teach children the rules of the road for safe cycling.
Dirty Tricks for Clean Eating
Dirty Tricks for Clean Eating

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  • Be and creative in how you introduce new flavors, using purees and other tricks.
  • Keep an open mind and allow kids some autonomy to choose and adapt to new foods over time.
  • Make subtle changes to keep family favorites, but with less sugar and more fun.
The Importance of Hand Washing
The Importance of Hand Washing
  • Washing hands is one of the simplest ways to prevent illness.
  • Teaching kids when to wash is as important as teaching them how to wash.
  • Try the glitter game to teach small kids about how germs spread.
Exposure to secondhand smoke can cause behavioral problems
Exposure to secondhand smoke can cause behavioral problems

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  • Exposure to secondhand smoke made it 50 percent more likely that children would develop neurobehavioral disorders like ADD, ADHD, learning disabilities, and behavior disorders.
  • Children’s bodies develop rapidly, putting them at a higher risk for adverse side effects.
  • Parents are in an excellent position to help protect their children from secondhand smoke.
Talk to your child about drinking as early as 9 years old
Talk to your child about drinking as early as 9 years old

Article at a Glance The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that you talk to your child about the dangers of drinking as early as 9 years old. Help your children understand the dangers of drinking and teach them “media literacy” techniques. Because teens and children are smaller than adults, it takes fewer drinks for them … Continue reading “Talk to your child about drinking as early as 9 years old”

Drop in ear infection rates attributed to vaccines, breastfeeding, and a reduction in smoking
Drop in ear infection rates attributed to vaccines, breastfeeding, and a reduction in smoking

Article at a glance: The percentage of babies who get an ear infection has dropped in the last 20 years. Doctors believe the decrease is due to the introduction of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, flu vaccines, an increase in breastfeeding, and a decrease in smoking.   According to a recent study, fewer babies are getting … Continue reading “Drop in ear infection rates attributed to vaccines, breastfeeding, and a reduction in smoking”

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