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
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
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!
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
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
Summer is over for many kids, and as a parent, whether you’re shedding tears or jumping with the joy at your kids heading back to school, you should also be thinking about all the things that will help give them the very best start to their year. Back to school is about more than just … Continue reading 7 Healthy Back to School Tips for Kids