Have Tooth-Healthy Holidays!

With the holidays just around the corner, it can be harder than ever to get your child to eat tooth-healthy foods. This holiday season, there are several tools to help you. When trying to find tooth-healthy foods kids will love, it’s good to have lots of options. Kids can be picky, and sometimes what they … Continue reading Have Tooth-Healthy Holidays!

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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

The Beauty and Benefits of Ballet

Topeka has a long history with the ballet, with several schools teaching this classic dance to generations of Topekans. Locals have been treated to many breath-taking ballet productions, including of course the annual productions of The Nutcracker. Likely when you think of ballet, you imagine graceful and beautiful ballerinas freely leaping and twirling across a … Continue reading The Beauty and Benefits of Ballet