From: Kids Health Would you like for your kids to eat healthier? Would you like for your children to actually like healthier snacks? This article from Kids Health provides some nice tips. It's no surprise that parents might need some help understanding what it means to eat healthy. From the MyPlate food guideto the latest food fad, it can be awfully confusing. The good news is that you don't need a degree in nutrition to raise healthy kids. Following some basic guidelines can
From: NDTV Kids are known to be picky eaters, making them eat what is healthy and will help them stay active is a difficult task altogether. Children often develop a natural preference for food they enjoy eating the most. So, the challenge is to make healthy choices appealing. No matter how good your intentions are, it is always going to be difficult for you to convince your child that fruits are as sweet as blueberry cheesecake.
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From: Healthy Children Nearly 1 in 3 children in America is overweight or obese. Despite all the focus on kids being overweight and obese, many parents are still confused, especially when it comes to what kids eat. How much does your child need? Is he getting enough calcium? Enough iron? Too much fat? Whether you have a toddler or a teen, nutrition is important to his or her physical and mental development. Here's what children need — no matter what the age. Gradeschoolers It
ATTENTION VENDORS AND CRAFTERS! Elk River Backpack Blessings is holding our vendor sale on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Doors will open to the public from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. The event is being held at Mt. Tabor in Pinch. We will be selling hot dogs and BBQs again this year. Registration is $20 per table plus something from your collection to raffle off. We only accept one vendor per comapny so please contact, Jennifer O'Dell at (304) 389-0393. You can also let us know via our
From: PBS When was the last time your child sat down at the dinner table and said, “Gee, thanks for this delicious plate of healthy food! Can I have seconds?” We can’t promise these tips will convert your picky eater into a fruit and vegetable fan, but they should make good food choices more attractive for everyone. Get them involved If you involve kids in planning meals, going grocery shopping, and preparing food, they will become invested in the process and more likely to e
From: Mayo Clinic Nutrition for kids is based on the same principles as nutrition for adults. Everyone needs the same types of nutrients — such as vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, protein and fat. Children, however, need different amounts of specific nutrients at different ages. So what's the best formula to fuel your child's growth and development? Check out these nutrition basics for girls and boys at various ages, based on the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Con
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (April 3, 2018) – Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield West Virginia announced today that as part of its 5th annual Ks for Kids program, the company will donate $5 to Elk River Backpack Blessings for every strikeout thrown by a West Virginia Power pitcher at Appalachian Power Park this season. “Through our annual Ks for Kids program, Highmark West Virginia and the West Virginia Power have the opportunity to spotlight an outstanding program in our community that i