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Younger kids who are picky about eating fruits and vegetables may eat more if you give them funny names. This is what researchers from Cornell University found out in a study that was presented to the School Nutrition Association and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The funny...
 
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When presenting a program on healthy snacks for kids, Lisa Graves, MS, RD, Consumer and Family Sciences Educator, Purdue Extension, asks the caregiver or parent to devote a section of a recipe box to each child in the family. “Work with the children to fill recipe cards with healthier...
 
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A new study by Jean Welsh of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published in the February issue of Pediatrics, found that for 3- and 4-year-olds already on the heavy side, drinking something sweet once or twice a day doubled their risk of becoming seriously overweight a year later. The U.S. dietary guidelines urge ... Food News: Kids and Sweets
 
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Adele R. Argot, Nutrition Education Advisor, Penn State Cooperative Extension, wondered what she could do to make a class more student involved. She rolled up a piece of paper to look like a microphone, “borrowed” a student in the class and told him a can was his camera and he...
 
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Shauna Schultz, RD, conducts a fun walking contest to get employees moving. Shauna and her colleagues choose a fun yet far place for employees of each of their clinics to walk to, such as New York, Mexico, etc. The number of miles will be converted to steps so the...