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The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute recommends that a child’s first cholesterol check should occur between ages 9 and 11. The test should be repeated between ages 17 and 21. The American Academy of Pediatrics endorsed the guideline. Lowering risk in childhood has profound benefits through life. Obesity,...
 

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This is a game you can play with any topic - nutrition, fad diets, diabetes, heart disease, wellness, fruits and veggies, etc. It can be played easily with any age group and is from Kathleen Upton, RD, LMNT. Each player gets a sheet of paper and divides it into 2 or 3 sections for 2 ... Educator Idea File: Category-Style Game
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I had to quickly come up with an activity for 4 and 5 year old migrant school students. They were coming to tour the hospital and one of the teachers asked specifically for an activity with Dietary. Not only did I have limited Spanish, it also had been a long time since I dealt with ... Preschoolers nutritional activity: Can You Eat the Rainbow?
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Catch 5 for a Healthy Weight is collaboration between Houston Department of Health and Human Services WIC and pediatric providers to prevent obesity among preschoolers. Project main goals include: Promote parental awareness about their children's BMI Provide consistent and unified messages to parents Assist parents with goal setting toward...
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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...