July 26, 2017

Growing up Unvaccinated

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By Amy Parker I am the 70s child of a health nut. I wasn’t vaccinated. I was brought up on an incredibly healthy diet: no sugar til I was one, breastfed for over a year, organic homegrown vegetables, raw milk, no MSG, no additives, no aspartame…As healthy as my lifestyle seemed, I contracted measles, mumps, rubella,… Read more

7 Ways Parents Help Their Kids Build a Healthy Body Image

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There are seven concrete ways parents can help their kids not only be physically healthy, but to also help them feel really good about it.  Read more

Student Stress Tips

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Kids are under more pressure than ever before- they have more homework, more extracurricular activities, and they must also resist the constant pull of social media and/or easily accessible entertainment if they are to get anything else done.  Here are 5 tips from Dr. Sears to help your child stay calm and healthy. 

CLOSED ‘UNREAL’ Candy Giveaway

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A few years ago young Nicky Bronner was upset when his Dad made him toss most of his Halloween candy, calling it “junk.” It was then that 13-year-old Nicky first wondered what it takes to “unjunk junk food.” After lots of hard work his dream has come true as UNREAL candy products are now debuting… Read more

Wisconsin Sudents Boycott Healthier School Lunches

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70% of the 830 students who normally buy lunch at Mukwonago High School in Wisconsin opted out of their school’s hot lunch since the junk factor has gone down while the price for more whole grains, fruits, and vegetables has gone slightly up. Pam Harris, the Mukwonago district food service supervisor and a registered dietitian,… Read more

5 Healthy Snacks Kids Can Make on Their Own

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5 Healthy Snacks Kids Can Make on Their Own Give the kids some practice and they can whip up their own snack…and they’re healthy snacks too.

Even in the dead of winter you can serve a healthy fruit snack by cutting up apples, oranges, bananas and grapes. I used fat free vanilla yogurt as the dip and the kids gobbled it up!

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Students Would Rather Not Eat Than Eat Healthy

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The Los Angeles Unified School District broke new ground earlier this year when it started phasing out junk food and offering students healthful new fare. The decision by L.A. Unified, one of the largest districts in the nation, to swap out corn dogs and chocolate milk for quinoa salads and vegetarian curries was seen as… Read more

Make A Healthy Snack Like Snowmen on a Stick

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This recipe is from Dr. Sears  L.E.A.N Snowman On A Stick  Ingredients: Bananas Grapes Carrot Apple Bamboo skewers Mini chocolate chips Pretzel sticks Instructions: You will need three thick slices of bananas, a grape, a sliver of a carrot and a triangular piece of apple for each snowman. (Tip: Use the bamboo skewer to poke… Read more

Fueling Your Athlete by Lauren Anderson

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Most of us are familiar with the saying “you are what you eat.” So we cannot feed our kids, our athletes, our future super-stars junk food and expect high performance.   I had the opportunity to remind my own children of this last weekend.  My daughter had spent the night with a friend and in… Read more