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Does Healthy Cooking have to be Complicated?

Someday Iíd love to learn to really cook, where I can throw together a bunch of random ingredients in my refrigerator to create a delicious meal. But Iím not at that point yet.
Posted 3/16/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Jen Mueller : 29 comments   16,296 views
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Get in the Kitchen

One of the biggest obstacles in achieving a healthy lifestyle may be in the kitchen, but with a little planning and help that can all change.
Posted 3/12/2012  10:00:00 PM By: Jerome Merlau : 25 comments   13,695 views
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What Kind of Example Are You?

Whether we realize it or not, the way we live and embrace our life is the example our children grow up with, which can have an effect on their lives as well.
Posted 3/5/2012  10:00:00 PM By: Jerome Merlau : 22 comments   13,118 views
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Early Snacking Helps Avoid Later Weight Issues

We are big snackers in my house, so I was happy to see results of a new study regarding snacking and weight gain in young girls.
Posted 2/17/2012  6:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 20 comments   23,640 views
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Letís Move! and Physical Activity: Nominate a Champion of Change

Are you or someone you know promoting a healthy lifestyle in your community? Tell us more!
Posted 1/20/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 4 comments   11,103 views
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Your Spouse is Getting Healthier, So Why Aren't You Happy?

Are you threatened by the lifestyle change your spouse has made? Have you ever said things to your spouse about their lifestyle change that have made him/her feel bad?
Posted 12/19/2011  6:00:00 PM By: Jerome Merlau : 43 comments   17,061 views
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10 Things Your Daughter-in-Law Wants to Tell You

Learn how to bridge the communication gap between mothers- and daughters-in-law.
Posted 9/12/2011  6:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 45 comments   296,038 views
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Getting Fat: What's Love Got to Do With It?

According to a new study, women who get married get fatter; women who get divorced tend to lose weight. Well, of course Mr. Bad Food has something to say about that!
Posted 9/7/2011  2:00:00 PM By: John McGran : 52 comments   23,721 views
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Taste Preferences Develop Earlier Than You Might Expect

New research shows that what a woman eats during pregnancy could shape baby's taste preferences later in life.
Posted 8/23/2011  2:00:00 PM By: Jen Mueller : 26 comments   27,765 views
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Take the Hassle Out of Packing School Lunches

Packing a healthy school lunch takes time. Use these tips to turn the tables and make lunches your child's responsibility this year.
Posted 8/18/2011  2:00:00 PM By: Tanya Jolliffe : 13 comments   16,768 views
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How to Pack a Waste-free Lunch

The average school-age child generates more than 60 pounds of waste each year just from disposable lunches. Learn how you can save money and the planet this school year.
Posted 7/25/2011  10:00:00 AM By: Tanya Jolliffe : 50 comments   47,303 views
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Overweight Children More Likely to be Bullied

A recent study shows that children who are overweight are not only more likely to have health issues later in life, but are also more likely to be bullied.
Posted 7/19/2011  6:00:00 PM By: Jen Mueller : 47 comments   21,021 views
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Are Healthier Kids Menus Coming to Your Favorite Restaurant?

A new collaboration wants to help families make healthier choices when eating away from home. Learn about the new Kids Live Well campaign and see how it can help your family.
Posted 7/18/2011  10:00:00 AM By: Tanya Jolliffe : 18 comments   15,232 views
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Late-Talkers Not Always Cause for Concern

A new research study has found that late-talkers are at no greater risk for behavioral and emotional problems than toddlers who talk much earlier.
Posted 7/12/2011  6:00:00 PM By: Jen Mueller : 36 comments   24,166 views
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Dr. Birdie's 10 Top Tips for Teaching Kids Healthy Habits

We know that childhood obesity is an epidemic, and, as parents, we want what's best for our kids. So how can we help them? Dr. Birdie--a mother of five--shares her best tips!
Posted 7/6/2011  6:00:00 AM By: Birdie Varnedore, M.D. : 27 comments   24,579 views
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