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    Quick tips and simple recipes for healthy school lunches


    School is back in session! Want to give your kids a healthier lunch option than whatever the school cafeteria's serving up? Here are a few tips to help you pack lunches for your school-aged kids that are both healthy and simple.

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    Back-to-school physicals and vaccines for your child


    It's already time to start making back-to-school preparations, but buying pencils and paper shouldn't be the only thing on your to-do list. If your child's yearly physical exam isn't already on the calendar, make an appointment with your healthcare provider to ensure your child's vaccinations are up to date before school starts.

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    Why sleep and exercise are crucial for kids' health


    It’s back to school time! There are a lot of fun parts of going back to school: back to friends, back to learning and, for some parents, back to having a little free time! But it also means heading back to germ-filled classrooms, coming into close contact with other kiddos and spending long nights doing homework. That's why parents need to keep their kids in tip-top health.

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    Healthy school lunches


    The threat of childhood obesity is real. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), one third of children or adolescents are overweight or obese. The USDA and National School Lunch Programs implemented national nutritional guidelines in 2012, requiring schools to serve fruits and vegetables among other initiatives to improve nutrition.

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    Ways to encourage your children to eat healthy foods


    Children's habits form early, so it’s the job of parents and caregivers to teach about the benefits of healthy eating. In the short term, a nutritious diet helps children develop strong bones, grow, concentrate, maintain a healthy weight and stay active. In the long term, it could lower their risk for type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol levels, heart disease, stroke, joint problems, obesity and more.

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    The benefits of breastfeeding


    If you’re a parent, you’re familiar with the desire to do what’s best for your child from the very beginning. You want to purchase the safest crib, have the best pediatrician and provide everything they need. However, one of the best things you can give your child is something that can’t be bought. Breast milk is natural, it’s free and studies have shown that breastfeeding is the best way to protect your child against infection and illness. Here are the short and long-term health benefits of breastfeeding.

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