Three reasons gymnastics helps boys play in other sports

Hockey, soccer and football seasons are now underway… but have you thought about gymnastics season? Your son may live and breathe hockey – on the ice a few days a week, watching the games on TV whenever possible, and playing street hockey, or basement/living room hockey. And that love of a sport is great thing! … Continue reading Three reasons gymnastics helps boys play in other sports

6 signs your child may need to go to the dentist

Your child’s dental health is important to your child’s overall health and well-being. Regular dental care, including check-ups every six months, is an important aspect to ensure good dental health. If your child is past due for a dental cleaning, it is important to get that preventive visit scheduled right away. With that said, sometimes … Continue reading 6 signs your child may need to go to the dentist

When kids learn gratitude, they grow up happier

Science says children will grow up happier if you teach them a habit you probably do without realizing it.  Teaching kids the importance of saying "thank you" can help them grow up happier.  Gratitude can lead to lower rates of depression,   better impulse control, and less stress.  To raise grateful kids, model the behavior, talk … Continue reading When kids learn gratitude, they grow up happier

Hy-Vee KidsFit Initiative Fights Against Childhood Obesity

Kylene Frost, RD, LD, Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian According to the CDC, the percentage of children and adolescents in the U.S. affected by obesity has more than tripled since the 1970s. Data from 2015-2016 show that nearly 1 in 5 (ages 6 to 19 years) is obese, which is defined as having excess body fat. Causes of … Continue reading Hy-Vee KidsFit Initiative Fights Against Childhood Obesity