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Ann Marie Ragan, M.S., ASID, IDEC, NCIDQ Cert. No. 023436, Senior Lecturer Department of Apparel, Design and Hospitality Management, NDSU
Janet Knodel, Ph.D., Extension Entomologist and Associate Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, NDSU
Rebecca J. Woods, Ph.D., Assistant Professor; Macie Murphy, Undergraduate Student Department of Human Development and Family Science, NDSU
My daughter is only 4 years old and I am feeling pressured to enroll her in an organized sports program. My friends have told me that if she doesn’t start playing sports at this age, she will get left behind as her peers advance. Is this true, and should I enroll her in a program at this young age?
How Much Physical Activity do Children Need?
Are probiotics and prebiotics the same? What are the good sources of prebiotics and probiotics?
My daughter recently started school, and we pack daily lunches and snacks to send with her. Is there a reusable alternative to pack her food in besides plastic zipper bags?
Ardith Brunt, Ph.D., R.D., Associate Professor Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences, NDSU
Julie Garden-Robinson, Ph.D., R.D., L.R.D., Extension Food and Nutrition Specialist and Professor Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences, NDSU
Todd Weinmann, M.S., Extension Agent, Cass County, NDSU Extension Service
Sherri Stastny, Ph.D., R.D., L.R.D., C.S.S.D., Associate Professor Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences, NDSU
Beth Blodgett Salafia, Ph.D., Assistant Professor; Maegan Jones, B.A., Graduate Student;Tara Zolnikov, M.S., Sc.M., Graduate Student; Alison Brennan, B.A., Graduate Student Department of Human Development and Family Science, NDSU
Elizabeth Hilliard, M.S., R.D., L.R.D., Assistant Professor of Practice Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences, NDSU
Sharon Query, Ph.D., Extension Youth Development Specialist and Assistant Professor of Practice Center for 4-H Youth Development, NDSU
We live next to a park with some old playground equipment. I'm wondering if it's safe for my kids to play on. What should I look for?
My 13-year-old daughter wants to participate in a 5K run with me. Neither of us has run more than one mile at a time. How should we prepare?
Should kids perform resistance (weight) training?
My daughter gets very upset when her team loses a game. How can I help her roll with the wins and the losses?
Sports are so competitive. I'm trying to find some noncompetitive activities for my son to encourage him to be active throughout his life. Do you have any ideas?
We are planning to get a dog. We have two children in elementary school. We have a large backyard and live in a neighborhood with walking trails. How should you decide on the type of dog to adopt?