popular topics in fitness and nutrition

  • Caffeine
    8 Surprising Sources of Caffeine in Kids' Foods
    Is your child consuming too much caffeine without you even knowing it? The answer may be yes. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says 100-200 milligrams (mg) a day is safe, but a recent study published in the journal Pediatrics found even low...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Pile of vegetables with woman cutting vegetables in background
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Fun Family Fitness, Mom and girl hula hooping outside for exercise
    Exercise and Sports
    8 Fun (and Cheap!) Family Fitness Activities
    Looking for some fun family "workouts" that feel more like play? Check out these simple outdoor activities that will get everyone in your family off the couch and help you bond while burning some calories. ...
    Erin Dower
  • Kids
    Power Struggles
    My Child Won't Eat
    A child who won't eat may be having a power struggle with the parent. Find out why the problem may not really be food-related. ...
  • Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Find our top picks for the best toys of the year!
    familyeducation editors
  • 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
  • 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. ...
  • Early Puberty
    Early Puberty in Girls at an All-Time High
    Early Puberty in Girls at an All-Time High Kids these days are growing up too fast – literally. A recent study shows that a significant number of girls are beginning to develop breasts and hit puberty by age 7 or 8, around second grade. Often r...
    Erin Dower
  • 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 alike ar...
    Kyanna Sutton
  • 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
    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 ...
  • Girl gymnast on balance beam
    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 athlet...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
    familyeducation editors
  • 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? ...