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Healthy Cookies For The Sports Family On The Go This Summer

As the summer kicks off and families get busier, parents need simple tips on ways to help kids make healthier snack choices and reduce grocery bills as summer snacking picks up with kids spending more time at home. In addition to the high price of gas, food prices rose 5 percent in 2007 and are expected to continue to rise another 4 to 5 percent in 2008. And with kids consuming an average of 840 snacks per year, busy families will surely experience a dent in their wallets. Whether it's sticking home and being lazy, taking a trip to the beach or a play date in the backyard, one thing remains clear: it is tough to save money and eat a healthy, well-balanced diet when kids are eating you out of house and home.

Soy Snack Recipes: Healthy Snacks for Active Kids

Sometimes, even after explaining all the benefits, it can still be hard to convince your kids to want to eat nutritious food, but it's not impossible, particularly if it's fun and delicious. Here are some great, soy-packed snacks you and your kids can make and enjoy together.

An Olympic Athlete's Diet: Peak Performance Through Proper Nutrition

Four-time Olympic hockey medalist, Angela Ruggiero, talks about what she ate to get ready for a big game and talks to sports nutritionist Nancy Clark about the importance of fruits and vegetables in an athlete's diet.

Breakfast and Exercise: Key to Healthy Teens At Healthy Weights

Eating a regular breakfast is important to a teen's health and to maintaining a healthy weight, says a study in the journal Pediatrics.

Better Family Health: More Fruits and Vegetables, Regular Exercise Good First Steps

Healthier families include 5 to 9 servings of fruit and vegetables each day. A healthier family is also on the move, so include at least 30 minutes of moderate activity everyday, such as walking. These simple changes are easier than you think and help to improve your entire family's health.

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