September 26, 2017

Category Archives: Healthy kids

The Eye-Opening Truth about Eco Friendly or Green Products

The Eye-Opening Truth about Eco Friendly or Green Products

Eco Friendly or Green Labels Don’t Mean Much You’re doing your best to be a conscientious consumer—reading labels, recycling, buying organic foods and eco friendly or green products for your home. Looking for these “earth friendly” labels feels like an easy way to do the right thing. But beware – not everything that says “green” really is, and even if a product carrying this label might be a little better for the environment, it may still be hazardous to your family’s health. Take furniture, for example. A lot of mattresses are labeled “eco” or “green” but still contain poisons like flame retardants, foam and…Continue Reading

Kids Beds are a Source of Chemical Exposure

Kids Beds are a Source of Chemical Exposure

Is the Toxicity of your Kids Beds a Concern? How to Choose a Safe Non Toxic Organic Mattress If you’re shopping for kids beds, price and comfort may be your top priorities. But have you thought about the toxicity of a typical mattress? Kids spend a lot of time in their beds, and during that time they are exposed to the chemical off-gassing that most mattresses produce. Kids are vulnerable to the chemical exposure from mattresses for these reasons: They spend a lot of time sleeping Kids can spend between 7 – 12 hours every day on a mattress. During this time, they breathe in chemical off gassing and absorb toxins through their skin. It’s an up-close, long-term exposure…Continue Reading

Minnesota Hands & Voices Targets Disparities

Minnesota Hands & Voices Targets Disparities

Lifetrack program hires culturally-specific Parent GuidesWhere you are, we have been there too—this philosophy is essential to Minnesota Hands & Voices’ (MNHV) work. It’s a community of families who all share the experience of having children who are deaf or hard of hearing. MNHV Parent Guides are also parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing—they visit families in their homes to offer them support, tell their own families’ stories and help parents through the countless medical and educational choices that emerge once your child’s been identified with hearing loss. The purpose is to offer support from someone who can relate—someone who knows the struggle personally.But as Minnesota becomes more and more …Continue Reading

Transition, Part III: For Teens with Complex Medical Conditions

Transition, Part III: For Teens with Complex Medical Conditions

Welcome back!  As you know, we’ve been exploring transition, or the process of getting ready for medical care as an adult.  We’ve talked about what transition is and why it is important as well as the general steps in transition.  As you can imagine, the general timeline applies to most teens, but can be much more complicated in youth that have complex medical needs.  Some of this complexity can come from the number of providers involved (which can be many) or may relate to differences in intellectual ability that make it important to discuss things like whether another adult should be involved in helping the young adult make decisions…Continue Reading

Car Seat Expiration Dates

Car Seat Expiration Dates

Parents know that car seats present the best way for children of certain ages and sizes to avoid injury during car accidents. But car seats don’t last forever. How can you determine when car seats have outlived their purpose? And if you’re in the used car seat market, how can you be sure the seat you have your eye on is sound. Parents and caregivers should focus on two things with car seats – the expiration date and the seat history. All car seats expire, most when they’re between six and 10 years old. The exact expiration date is sometimes found somewhere on the …Continue Reading

The Power of Paying Attention at Meals

The Power of Paying Attention at Meals

This is part of an ongoing series on moderation. It’s in preparation for my next book and includes expert interviews, the latest research and expert tips. Sign up for my updates to get these posts and subscriber discounts including FREE e-book offers. As a young child, I remember sitting down to family dinners but this petered out as I got older. I mean, why sit at the table when you have those cool TV tray tables that allow you to eat while watching TV? For those of you who grew up in the 70s you can probably relate. At the time…Continue Reading

Want to Strengthen Your Child’s Self-Control Muscle? Avoid This Common Feeding Mistake

Want to Strengthen Your Child’s Self-Control Muscle? Avoid This Common Feeding Mistake

This is part of an ongoing series on moderation. It’s in preparation for my next book and includes expert interviews, the latest research and expert tips. Sign up for my updates to get these posts and subscriber discounts including FREE e-book offers. Since I started blogging I’ve consistently received the same question from parents. It typically centers around a child that eats a lot and is always hungry. Here’s an example from a recent email I received: My daughter is 5 years old and every time she eats she always has more than one serving at meal times. After …Continue Reading

Friday Fun: what a difference a week makes

Friday Fun: what a difference a week makes

Living in New England, a week can be quite the experience! Monday Friday Finally…spring! The post Friday Fun: what a difference a week makes appeared first on Pediatrics Now.Continue Reading

Kid Friendly Salmon Baked Bean Burrito Bowl Recipe

Kid Friendly Salmon Baked Bean Burrito Bowl Recipe

We’ve been eating a TON of fish lately, especially salmon! It’s a good thing our household loves salmon and our bodies THRIVE off those healthy fish omegas! But not everyone would agree. I know many and adults (and their kids) who are afraid to try fish or turn their nose up at it even though fish SUPER HEALTHY for you. Their reasoning is that they either don’t know how to cook fish, think it’s too complicated, or just can’t stand the taste and/or smell. I guess I don’t blame them. If you try a “fishy” fish, it’s hard to keep trying other fish. But here’…Continue Reading

Healthy Frosted Lemonade {Chick-Fil-A Copycat}

Healthy Frosted Lemonade {Chick-Fil-A Copycat}

A delicious and refreshing recipe for homemade Frosted Lemonade made a little healthier! Hi, it’s Ciara here from My Fussy Eater. I’m delighted to be back here on Super Healthy Kids sharing some of my ideas and recipes for picky eating families. This month I’m sharing my recipe for this really delicious summer treat made a little bit healthier. On a warm summer’s day there’s nothing like a big glass of refreshing Frosted Lemonade. But the store bought versions, usually made with lemonade and ice cream, are loaded up with sugar and turn what could be a simple snack into a very unhealthy drink. So with summer on …Continue Reading