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The Straight Skinny On Choosing A Weight Loss Camp

With summer fast approaching, you are probably beginning to think about how to keep your kids busy.  If your child is struggling with weight (whether it's 10 pounds or 100 pounds), wants to get in shape, and increase their self-confidence, you may want to consider weight loss camp.

Teaching Kids The Joys of Hiking

How do you teach your children to enjoy hiking? Start early and make it fun! So says award-winning author, expert hiker and adventure planner Jeff Alt, who has lots of great advice about how to make sure you and the kids have a great time outdoors.

Getting Your Teen Moving: A Great First Step!

Obesity is one of the most preventable medical causes of disease among teens.  It leads to the increase in early onset diabetes with all of its complications, not to mention the complications of obesity itself. One of the best ways to prevent teenage obesity is with diet and exercise. We know the chances of teens becoming an overweight or obese adult are high, so the time to do something, if it has not already been done, is in high school.

Sports Drinks Linked To Healthier Food Choices, More Physical Activity: Study

Consumption of flavored and sports beverages (FSBs) by eighth- and eleventh-grade students is positively linked to the consumption of healthy foods, such as milk, fruit and vegetables, and to increased levels of physical activity but increased consumption of soda pop has the opposite effect, says a new study reported in the October 2010 print issue of the journal Pediatrics.

Fighting Childhood Obesity: What Parents Can Do To Help

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.  Here are some suggestions on how parents can help prevent childhood obesity, promote healthy eating and physical activity, and increase awareness of childhood obesity among individuals of all ages and walks of life.

Is Childhood Obesity Underreported?

As the U.S. launches its first-ever National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month today, scientists say the problem may be even more widespread than was thought.  Researchers have found that parents tend to underreport their children's weight.  Estimates of obesity and body mass index (BMI) based on parent-supplied data may miss one in five obese children.

Breakfast Burritos A Quick, Easy Meal Choice

Burritos are a great choice for any meal or snack, because they are an easy-to-prepare, one-dish meal that can be eaten fresh, even when your child is on the road, at any time of the day.  Here's a recipe for a breafast burrito, a high calorie, high carbohydrate dish rich in potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, iron and vitamin C.

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