popular topics in fitness and nutrition

  • Food Additives
    5 Big-Name Food Companies Removing Artificial Ingredients from Their Products
    For busy moms, deciding which packaged foods are safe for your child's breakfast, lunch, and snacks can be daunting, especially when you are faced with a long line of artificial ingredients, preservatives, and dyes on the recipe label. Although ...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Vegetarianism
    5 Tips to Raise a Healthy Vegetarian Child
    "Mom, I've decided to become a vegetarian!" Whether your child or teen has recently uttered these words to you, or your whole family has gone meatless, you're probably wondering how to supplement your child's diet with the nutrients she needs. Fo...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Kids
    Extreme Sports
    Kids and Extreme Sports
    Kids and Extreme Sports Are Team Sports Becoming Passé? Though traditional sports like football, basketball, and hockey aren't exactly going out of style, the world of so-called extreme sports keeps growing in popularity. Kids and adults alik...
    Kyanna Sutton
  • Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables for eye health
    Eye Care
    Eat the Rainbow for Your Eyes
    Have you "eaten the rainbow" today? Brightly colored fruits and vegetables offer different nutrients that are good for your overall health, and eating the colors of the rainbow spectrum, especially those with the carotenoid lutein, may also prote...
    Bridget Swinney, R.D.
  • Halloween candy leftovers, candy corn craft
    Halloween Candy
    10 Ideas for Leftover Halloween Candy
    Want to prevent cavities and sugar highs in the aftermath of Halloween? Check out these ideas for recycling, rationing, and purging your child's heap of candy. ...
    Erin Dower
  • Close up of young boy sleeping under blanket.
    Childhood Obesity
    Goodnight, Sleepy Head: The Link Between Sleep and Childhood Obesity
    Goodnight, Sleepy Head: The Link Between Sleep and Childhood Obesity Everyone knows how great it feels to get a good night's sleep. You wake up feeling refreshed and alert. You're concentration and focus is better. Overall, you just feel good. T...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Is Gymnastics Right for my Child
    Gymnastics
    Is Gymnastics Right for Your Child?
    Is Gymnastics Right for Your Child? Gymnastics has long been considered a sport of immense skill and dedication. However, those admirable qualities often come under scrutiny from critics who think the sport causes physical delays in young athle...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Parenting Tools Printables
    "USDA MyPlate" Food Guidelines
    The USDA presents an easy way to fit the five major food groups on your plate at every meal. Use this visual guide to design a healthy plate for your family. ...
  • Kids
    Childhood Obesity
    Michelle Obama Tackles a National Crisis - Childhood Obesity
    Michelle Obama Tackles a National Crisis - Childhood Obesity According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of overweight and obese children in the U.S. has tripled in the past 30 years. The statistics are alarming ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • produce
    Children's Nutritional Needs
    The Best Brain Foods
    Do your brain a favor and feed it foods packed with nutrients to keep it healthy and fit. Decrease your chance of disease while improving your mood, thinking, and mental skills with these brain-boosting super foods. Source: WebMD ...
  • KidsSledding
    Outdoor Activities
    Winter Activities
    Chilly, snowy days are calling your kids outdoors. Find fun winter activities for the slopes, trails, ice rink, and backyard for children of all ages. Remember to brush up on winter sports safety. Have the hot cocoa ready when everyone comes back...
    Erin Dower
  • Kids
    Olympic Games
    Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games
    Vancouver will host the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. How much do you know about this Canadian city? ...
  • Meatloaf
    Picky Eaters
    15 Ways to Disguise Vegetables
    Your kid won't go near vegetables? See if you can sneak in a few here and there with some of these suggestions. ...
  • Kids
    Extreme Sports
    Xtreme Sports Quiz
    Test your knowledge of extreme sports. ...
    Paul Evenson and John Gettings
  • Kids
    Childhood Obesity
    Twelve-Year-Old Is Gaining Weight
    It's normal for adolescent girls to become a bit chubby as they go through puberty. Find out why you should be careful not to overreact. ...
  • Kids
    Olympic Games
    Winter Olympic Games: Salt Lake City Recap
    Test your knowledge of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. ...
    Gerry Brown
  • Kids
    Olympic Games
    Winter Olympic History: Part 2
    Test your knowledge of the history of the Winter Olympic Games in part 2 of our quiz. ...
    Gerry Brown
  • Kids
    Olympic Games
    Winter Olympics History: Part I
    Test your knowledge of the history of the Winter Olympic Games. ...
    Gerry Brown