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To prevent obesity, children need adequate sleep

“Want to help your kid avoid a weight problem? Limiting fast-food meals and screen time is a start, but parents may also want to set an earlier bedtime. That’s the conclusion of a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. The University of Chicago researchers monitored the sleep patterns of 308 children ages 4 to [...]

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Baby, it’s cold outside!

Wow it is cold outside! Seven below zero this morning in Rochester. In this kind of weather, exposed skin can go to frostbite in as little as a few minutes. My “Go outside and Play” message is a little less this week! “The mildest form of frostbite is characterized by the sudden paling of skin. [...]

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New guidelines would make school lunches healthier

I applaud these recommendations. Schools are definitely a piece of the puzzle, and the one that parents have the least control over. “The guidelines, which were obtained by The Associated Press and confirmed by USDA, would require schools to cut sodium in those meals by more than half, use more whole grains and serve low [...]

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Report: 1 in 3 NH third-graders is overweight

Here is the most frustrating issue I deal with. I see so many children losing this battle with obesity. It takes a committed family, including other caregivers to start healthy eating habits from a young age. If you are concerned about your child’s weight, please call for an appointment. Report: 1 in 3 NH third-graders [...]

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Dynamic Doings: The Right Way for Kids to Warm-up Before They Play

This video goes through a routine for dynamic stretching for kids. To warm up, stretching should be dynamic that is moving. Static stretching like we were all taught can actually decrease performance, and should only be done afterwards. Try to work on this routine with your kids! Dynamic Doings: The Right Way for Kids to [...]

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Nuns on the Run

Talking about obesity, this is an obvious solution. The St. Charles Childrens Home running program in Rochester is an inspiration to us all. This is an old video, but I saw them out there this week. Keep up the good work! Watch the video: Nuns on the Run

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First lady: Let’s work together to reverse childhood obesity

(warning: a little politics in this post! This blog is trying to stay neutral, but some things are obvious) In a follow-up to the previous post about all the things that influence our children with eating, here is an effort I can support. First Lady Michelle Obama introduced the Let’s Move! campaign to combat the [...]

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