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Cooking with Your Child

Have you ever tried cooking with your child? When your child spends time with you in the kitchen, it can help them develop new skills and lay the foundation for healthy eating habits. It may also encourage them to try new foods. Here are some tips on how to spend time with your child in […]

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Benefits of Breakfast

Happy 2020! As we contemplate how we’d like to start our year, it may be good to begin with how we start our day! While mornings may be hectic, it is helpful to remember the health benefits of breakfast.  A statement from The American Heart Association highlights how eating daily breakfast may help prevent health […]

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Holiday Hosting and Food Allergies

In the past 20 years, the incidence of food allergies has nearly doubled. Only eight foods make up 90 percent of all food allergies: tree nuts, peanuts, shellfish, fish, milk, wheat, soybeans, and eggs. This holiday season, it may be worth being aware of the ingredients in the foods you serve when hosting, especially if […]

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Ear Infections and Colds

Have you ever wondered why ear infections often happen when your child has a cold? Colds are one of the most common causes of ear infections. Ear infections affect the middle ear, the area behind the eardrum. Normally, a small tube called the eustachian tube connects the middle ear to the back of the throat. […]

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Sun Safety

Sun Safety Now that summer is almost here so is the possibility of getting a sunburn. A sunburn is red, irritated skin that feel shot to the touch, usually appears within a couple hours after being exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) light. For some people, this can happen after only a little sun exposure. […]