Why Should I Care About Epigenetics?
Why Should I Care About Epigenetics?

Article at a Glance Epigenetics looks at how genes can be turned on or off by our life experiences. Things like diet, stress, toxins, behavior, and lifestyle can affect how our genes are expressed. Through epigenetic tags, parents’ experiences and lifestyle can affect the genes that are passed down to their children and grandchildren. We … Continue reading “Why Should I Care About Epigenetics?”

Reasons for Parents to Quit Smoking
Reasons for Parents to Quit Smoking

Article at a Glance Smoking has negative affects on your child’s physical and neurological health—increasing the risk of learning disabilities and behavioral disorders. Secondhand smoke is more dangerous than mainstream smoke. Thirdhand smoke, the residual nicotine and other chemicals that are left behind after smoking, can negatively affect your children even if you don’t smoke … Continue reading “Reasons for Parents to Quit Smoking”

Choking Hazards: A Little Prevention Could Save Your Child’s Life
Choking Hazards: A Little Prevention Could Save Your Child’s Life

Article at a Glance Food causes 60 percent of non-fatal choking incidences, with hard candy being the leading culprit. Only serve children food that they are developmentally ready for. Keep small objects out of the reach of children. You and any of your children’s caregivers should learn CPR and choking first aid. Did you know … Continue reading “Choking Hazards: A Little Prevention Could Save Your Child’s Life”

How Much Should My Child Be Eating?
How Much Should My Child Be Eating?

Article at a Glance Remember that it is your job to provide healthy food and your child’s job to decide how much to eat. Children’s appetites can vary widely from day to day and from child to child. Setting predictable routines and consistently offering healthy choices will help make sure your child gets the nutrients … Continue reading “How Much Should My Child Be Eating?”

Tasty Tots
Tasty Tots

A healthy, kid-friendly alternative to traditional “fried” potatoes, Tasty Tots are made with sweet potatoes and garbanzo beans (chickpeas). Taste-tested by over 200 students with rave reviews, it is the winner of a national recipe challenge. Preparation Time: 30 minutes Cooking Time: 35 minutes Makes 36 Tots Ingredients 5 cups fresh sweet potatoes, peeled, coarsely … Continue reading “Tasty Tots”

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