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8 Ways to Raise Healthy, Active Kids

Words by Dr. Sharon DiChristafaro, First Choice Pediatrics Hectic sports and school schedules, heavy use of electronics and perceived safety risks of allowing children to play outside unsupervised have created consequences to our children that are frightening and life-long. One in three children and teens is obese, according to the American Heart Association. Even children […]

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Making Exercise a Family Affair

Words by Tracey C. Velt When my son, Jake (21), was small, he would ride his bike alongside me during my runs, often veering off into the park and forcing me to chase after him. As he got older, he started running along with my husband and me (complaining all the way!). Running wasn’t his […]

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Protected: Mom’s Guide to Sports: Speed and Agility Training

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5 Secretly Healthy Recipes

Make a New Year’s Resolution to fill your family up with healthy fruits and veggies! Ready to get started? Try these five easy snack recipes from Produce for Kids and Power Your Lunchbox.   1. Flourless Rasberry Banana Pancakes (Pictured above) Packed with three kinds of fruit, these gluten-free pancakes are a sweet delight! Use […]

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5 Healthy Holiday Snack Ideas

Sometimes it’s hard to fill your kids up with the fruits and veggies they need. It’s a lot easier when they don’t even know they’re eating something that’s good for them! Try out these healthy and insanely easy-to-make snack recipes from Produce for Kids: Fruit Cornucopias The Cornucopia is a symbol of plenty during the […]

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Teal Pumpkins: Change How Kids are Trick or Treating

Written by: Renee Seltzer Halloween is almost here, along with tummy aches and sugar rushes. Why should everyone who celebrates Halloween participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project? For starters, it’s more inclusive, safe, and healthy for kids. It also teaches an important lesson: that fun is not exclusive to candy and sweets. By placing a teal […]

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Mompreneur: Colleen Gonzalez

Colleen Gonzalez Founder of G.R.O.W. Central Florida Inc., a nonprofit that partners with unfunded elementary school health and wellness programs in Seminole County   Growing up, Colleen Gonzalez was the youngest of four children. “We were a middle-income family, but money was tight, so my siblings and I never participated in any sports. My family […]

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