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How to help your child reach a healthy weight
New findings show that "baby fat" doesn't routinely melt away as children grow. Now's the time to help a child struggling with obesity reach a healthy weight. These tips can help you on this journey.
Healthy weight in children starts with healthy habits
Experts agree the sooner in life that you build good, healthy habits, the easier it is to keep them and stay as healthy as possible. Get tips to help children create good habits for healthy weight.
Kids in the kitchen: Early involvement yields oodles of fun
Exposing kids to cooking and baking can lead to good habits and family memories. Here's some tips to help parents get kids in the kitchen.
Helping La Crosse nonprofit connect kids to healthy food and nature
Mayo Clinic Health System — Franciscan Healthcare devotes significant resources to promoting healthy eating and lifestyles, with a particular focus on gardening. That's why we are choosing to get involved with GROW La Crosse.
Back to school health tips
Children and parents are gearing up for the start of another school year. Preparation for the hallways means shopping for backpacks, clothes and other school supplies. But don't overlook your child's health before the first bell rings.
Eat healthy at holiday parties
Eating healthy at holiday parties sounds like an oxymoron, doesn't it? After all, it is a party, and there rarely is a holiday party without some of our favorite foods.
Beat the 'back-to-school blues' with healthy lunches
School teachers help our children grow and develop, but they need your help by packing a healthy lunch. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recognizes a link between healthy eating and academic achievement in children.