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How to keep kids active as the weather cools and the pandemic rolls on

By Joanna Pearlstein Let’s just get this out of the way: Don’t feel guilty. That’s the advice experts offer to parents who are worrying about how to keep their kids fit during the coronavirus pandemic, especially as the days get shorter, the weather begins to cool and options for playing outside diminish. Although the American … Continue reading How to keep kids active as the weather cools and the pandemic rolls on

Mindfulness helps obese children lose weight

By the SOCIETY FOR ENDOCRINOLOGY Mindfulness-based therapy may help reduce stress, appetite and body weight in children with obesity and anxiety, according to a study published in Endocrine Connections. They reported that obese children on a calorie-restricted diet alongside mindfulness therapy lose more weight and are less stressed and hungry, than children on a calorie-restricted diet … Continue reading Mindfulness helps obese children lose weight

Day Care Snacks Lacking in Nutritional Value

Day Care Snacks Lacking in Nutritional ValueStudy indicates snacking is a “missed opportunity”by Kathy Francis From animal crackers to gummy fruit snacks and calorie-laden juice drinks, kids in child care are not getting the nutrition they need from daily snacks, according to a new study from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center published online in the … Continue reading Day Care Snacks Lacking in Nutritional Value