Preparing the nursery is one of the exciting joys of expectant motherhood. A lot of thought goes into paint color, fabric selection and even furniture placement. With good reason: Sleep is an essential component of growth and development in babies and toddlers.
As the old saying goes, “Raising children is the hardest job in the world.” Being a parent is rewarding and wonderful, but outside influences, hectic schedules and differences in parenting can make it difficult for you to both ensure their immediate well-being and prepare them for a lifetime of making good choices.
The earlier you introduce healthy options to your child, the more apt they will be to stick with them for life. We offer fun, easy ways to set your child up for a life of wellness and healthy decisions.
January 1 may be the official start of the year, but for children, new classes, teachers and friends mark September as the unofficial beginning of a new year. The start of a school year is the perfect opportunity to introduce new, healthy habits that can carry kids through the school year and beyond.
If you’re in charge of packing lunches, you may not know that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) food pyramid is no more. In its place is the food plate, divided into quadrants according to types of food: fruits, vegetables, grains, protein and diary.