April 27, 2018

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 ea...

April 23, 2018

 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 ap...

April 19, 2018

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 cal...

April 18, 2018


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 agai...

April 9, 2018

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...

April 5, 2018

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 diff...

April 4, 2018

     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...

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