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Healthy Children

Our Children Are Our Future

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | Posted 05.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

Feeding our children nutritious meals and teaching them that eating vegetables, fruits and whole grains and being physically active can help prevent many diseases should be the nation's goal.

Declaring War on Childhood Obesity

Jake Steinfeld | Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Jake Steinfeld

While fighting obesity is not easy, it can be done. By giving schools the tools, we can be assured of making great strides in battling this disease and the serious risks associated with it.

What I Teach My Daughters When They Watch Me Eat

Nichole Thomas | Posted 05.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Nichole Thomas

Sure, we know our children learn things by watching us, but they are also developing a perspective on life. They are starting to develop mental constructs about what is OK and what's not, and that is a really great thing.

What Two Pediatricians Say NOT to Worry About

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 12.12.2012 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

There's no way to take all the worry out of parenthood. Use love as a guiding principle, ask for help when you're stumped, and we promise (hope) you will worry less.

The First Lady and Me

Liz Neumark | Posted 10.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Liz Neumark

As I shared my photo of Mrs. Obama and me with my friends and colleagues, no one asked me about what she had to say about the election -- or her campaign pitch.  It was all about food issues and children and education.

Kids 3.0: How to Raise Healthy Children in a Tech World

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 10.16.2012 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

I also saw significant parallels between children's development and the development of software.

Yoga: How We Serve Inner-City Schoolchildren

Rob Schware | Posted 09.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

Debbie Cohen started teaching yoga in 1996 and began working with children in schools in 2002. She later went on to found the Core Yoga in Schools Program to serve Boston public schools.

From Generation to Generation: How Not To Visit Our Body Image Sins On Our Children

Vivien Hoexter | Posted 02.01.2012 | Parents
Vivien Hoexter

Whether or not we need to lose weight, the first step is to stop being ashamed of the bodies we have so that our children do not carry the burdens we have inherited into the next generation.

Pedal to a Healthier Future

Tim Blumenthal | Posted 11.23.2011 | Green
Tim Blumenthal

Our children are growing up in an increasingly sedentary culture, and physical education programs are being cut from schools across the country. Encouraging biking is one simple, immediate way we can help.

Parents, What Kind of Role Model Are You?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 09.17.2011 | Parents
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

It's very important to realize that, while being there for your children is vital, it is only half of good parenting. The other half is being there for yourself with honesty, courage and integrity.

Raising Wholesome Children in Today's Culture: 10 Tips for Parents

Lori Day | Posted 08.15.2011 | Women
Lori Day

Following the publication of my recent Huffington Post article, "It's Time for the Global Village to Stand Up for Our Children," I feel much less alon...

8 Ways To Raise A Mindful Child (PHOTOS)

Karen Maezen Miller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Maezen Miller

Children are exemplars of the art of being. Wherever they are, they are completely immersed: in mud, in make believe, in laughter, in tears or in spaghetti sauce up to their eyeballs.

Why Your Kids Should Play Outside

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

How kids play is a public health issue that will affect their health and learning all their lives.

Exercise Limits: Just 1 In 5 kids Live Near Parks

AP | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA — Health officials say one reason so many American kids are overweight is that few have a nearby place to play and exercise. Only about...

Chemicals and Our Endangered Children

Larry Eason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Larry Eason

Children are particularly vulnerable to toxic chemicals

My Mother, My Daughters, MySelf: Lessons Learned

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
SaraKay Smullens

If we love our children well others will become even more important to them than we are. In appreciating the necessity of this, we set them free.

A Holiday Wish for Healthy Children in a Healthy World

Nancy Chuda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nancy Chuda

In the eighties, we knew very little about the dangers of living with and around chemicals, and even less about the compounded exposures due to their cumulative effects.