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Fight Childhood Obesity with Go, Glow and Grow Foods

Today, more than 12 million U.S. children are obese. Nationally, one out of every six kids is considered overweight or obese, while nearly one in three Michigan children face the same dilemma. These kids face an increased risk of having chronic health conditions and diseases, including type 2 diabetes, asthma, sleep apnea and more. The typical American diet has shifted to favor convenience foods… 

Making Halloween Special, Spooky – and Safe!

It would take a 185-pound person an entire workday of non-stop cross country running to burn off the higher end of the 3500-7000 calories from Halloween candy consumed by the average US child. Holidays aren’t exactly known for being healthy, but this year there are more health considerations to keep in mind beyond the usual sugar rush. To prevent the… 

Fun Ways to Boost Summer Learning

Research shows that without any educational activities over the summer, most kids will lose about two months of math skills. And kids in lower-income families will also lose an average of two months of reading and language skills. Repeating those “summer slides” year after year can really add up, making it tough to keep up with classmates. What’s a parent to… 

5 Children’s Dental Problems and How to Prevent Them

Oral health care is a critical part of a child’s development. Without it, they’re susceptible to conditions that can be both painful and embarrassing. Each year during National Children’s Dental Health Month, health providers and educators promote the importance of oral hygiene and pediatric care. In support of this initiative, here are the most common dental problems found among children:…