Youth Sports Nutrition

By Denise Morrison Yearian All children need nutritionally balanced meals for healthy growth and development. But for those involved in rigorous athletics, the needs may be even greater. To ensure your young athlete receives proper nutrition and hydration to fuel his...

Parents Ask: Summer Eye Safety

Q: We spend a lot of time outside in the mornings, days at the water park and visit the beach. I often worry about the damage the that bright reflections, sand and water could be doing to my children’s eyes. What can I do to help keep their eyes safe during summer? –...

The Sugar Rush

By Dan Williams PT, BCN Sugar is everywhere. We know that sugar is bad for our weight and waistlines; so how much of the sweet stuff should we be allowing our kids to have and why? To answer this, let’s first take a look at what sugar is and how it affects the body...

Yogi Kids

By Christa Melnyk Hines Many adults swear by the ancient practice of yoga for stress relief; to improve flexibility, balance and strength; and to enhance daily focus. With playful names like downward dog, cat, cow and gorilla, yoga poses easily inspire the imagination...

Immune Boost

By Christa Melnyk Hines With flu and cold season in full swing, try simple, natural strategies to help keep your child healthy and strong. These tips can also help the body fight illness more efficiently. Eat from the rainbow. During cold and flu season, it’s...

Healthy Competition

By Denise Morrison Yearian Competition can sharpen kids’ skills and drive them to achieve their personal best. But when undue emphasis is placed on winning and excelling, it can be detrimental to a child and his relationship with others. As a result, the child...

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