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The Big Benefits of Family Meals

The Big Benefits of Family Meals

Family meals help provide a regular, consistent opportunity to create a shared experience that is meaningful and offers a sense of belonging to all. Research has shown that regular and meaningful family meals offer a large variety of benefits to children and parents.

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Ask an Expert - Picky Eaters

Ask an Expert - Picky Eaters

My twins are very picky eaters. I worry about them getting the nutrition they need. How can I get them to try some different foods?

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Ask an Expert - Lactose Intolerance

Ask an Expert - Lactose Intolerance

My daughter has lactose intolerance. UIs that the same as a food allergy? Can she have any dairy products?

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Ask the Expert - Weight Gain

Ask the Expert - Weight Gain

After having three children, I’ve gained weight and I can’t seem to lose it. My husband has gained weight, too. Do you have any tips to get us started toward a healthy weight?

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Ask the Expert - Preschool Kitchen Helpers

Ask the Expert - Preschool Kitchen Helpers

My preschool children, ages 2 and 4, like to help me in the kitchen. What are some age-appropriate things they can do?

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Family Gardening

Family Gardening

Creating Good Nutrition, Togetherness, and Exercise for Healthy Minds and Bodies

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Ask an Expert - Physical Activity for Kids

Ask an Expert - Physical Activity for Kids

How much physical activity do kids need?

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Ask an Expert - Preventing Children's Injuries in Sports

Ask an Expert - Preventing Children's Injuries in Sports

My kids are in lots of sports. Do we have anything we can do to prevent injuries?

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Ask an Expert -  Passed Down Shoes

Ask an Expert - Passed Down Shoes

Should shoes be passed down from one sibling to the next?

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Playground Bullies: What's a Parent to Do?

Playground Bullies: What's a Parent to Do?

You can’t be beside your child at all times to protect her, nor should you be. But you can help your child develop the skills needed to prevent and withstand bullying.

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Driving Kids Here and There?

Driving Kids Here and There?

When fuel costs are high, many families look for ways to make their vehicles more energy efficient. You have a number of simple things you can do to save a few dollars on your fuel budget. All vehicles are different and will experience various levels of savings, but here are a few of the basics that work for all types of cars and trucks.

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