Lead poisoning can delay a child’s ability to learn, play, and live a healthy life. If inhaled or swallowed, lead and lead dust can hurt the brain, kidneys, and central nervous system resulting in developmental and behavioral problems, and even death. In the United States, …Continue Reading Lead Ed: Learn How to Prevent Childhood Lead Poisoning
With spring here and summer on its way, now is a great time to try local food. Local food is fresher and often tastes better than foods we find in grocery stores. Buying local can also help us feel more connected to our community while …Continue Reading The Pleasures of Local Food!
Going back to work after having your little one is certainly a transition period for many reasons. Having been in this situation very recently, I wanted to write a blog that would be helpful and include advice for pumping. I found it useful to become …Continue Reading Pumping and Working!
It’s spring, chances are it’s raining, and the kids may be out of school. Watching TV or movies all day may seem relaxing, but is it the healthiest option? Probably not. To prevent the indoor blues, why not create a “staycation” and give your children …Continue Reading A Taste of Summer…in the Spring!
There are plenty of myths about food and nutrition that we hear all the time. In the honor of April Fool’s Day, we are going to do a little bit of “myth-busting” for these food and nutrition “facts.” MYTH: Popcorn is an unhealthy snack. FACT: …Continue Reading Don’t be fooled by these food myths!
We are all seeing more green lately—shamrocks and leprechauns are appearing on St. Patrick’s Day! Adding “green” to your plate, in the form of vegetables, is a way to keep you feeling full and staying healthy…and dare we say lucky?! Green vegetables in season during …Continue Reading Seeing Green on Your Plate!
Did you know that each year an average of 24,000 children end up in the emergency department due to injuries and falls from shopping carts? A recent study found that between 1990 and 2011, more than 530,000 children visited the emergency department for a shopping …Continue Reading Shopping Cart Safety: Learn to Prevent Kids from Falling!
National Nutrition Month kicks off on March 1st with the theme, “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right.” This theme recognizes that there are many influences that play a role in what we eat every day. While social, emotional, and health factors play a part in …Continue Reading Happy National Nutrition Month!
About this time of year, snow has stopped being charming. You and the kids just want to get outside and walk somewhere without bundling up and trudging through slush. As creativity for indoor activities and winter meals runs low, TV and take out begin …Continue Reading Fighting Cabin Fever!
Six weeks ago, one of your New Year’s resolutions may have been to encourage your family to eat healthier foods. But now Valentine’s Day, with all the sweets that go with it, will soon be here. While it’s tempting to load up on heart-shaped candy, …Continue Reading A Healthy, Happy Valentine’s Day!