Posts Tagged: childhood obesity

Healthy Recipes: Tomato and Watermelon Salad

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September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month – the perfect time to join the MHS Healthy Kids Club. The club gives members fun tips about staying healthy and a free book every three months. It’s free and easy to join. All kids are welcome! Try this yummy recipe from the September Kids Club newsletter, and sign up for the club today!

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Healthy Recipes: Berry Tasty Muffins

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Did you know that drinking lots of sugar sweetened beverages, – like pop, flavored drinks and fruit juices – has been associated with childhood obesity? These drinks are the largest source of added sugar for today’s kids. Try to offer water, unflavored milk, and 100% fruit juice to your kids. Pair a glass of low-fat milk with one of these berry muffins for a perfect breakfast or snack!

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Healthy Recipes: Garden Chicken Wrap

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Did you know Indiana has the 22nd highest childhood obesity rate in the United States? One of the best things parents can do is to make sure fruits and vegetables are included with every meal. Have your kids help you pick out produce at the store – they may be more likely to try new things! This wrap uses store-bought chicken, carrots and spinach for a fast, healthy meal.

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Healthy Recipes: Cinnamon-Raisin Oatmeal Squares

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Did you know that kids who eat breakfast are more likely to be at a healthy weight? Making breakfast a priority is one of the easiest things your family can do to prevent childhood obesity. Plus, eating breakfast gives kids energy to start their day, and improves learning and behavior during school. Try making these yummy oatmeal squares. You can hand one to your kid on the way out the door!

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Healthy Recipes: Wake-Up Smoothie

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Did you know that supermarket access is associated with a reduced risk for childhood obesity? Not everyone lives close to stores that sell fresh, affordable food like fruits and vegetables. That can make it hard to prepare healthy meals. This easy smoothie recipe is great because you can use frozen berries. Try different kinds of berries and have your kids vote for their favorite!

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