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Gardening With Kids A Win-Win Opportunity

Gardening With Kids A Win-Win Opportunity

Planting a garden provides an opportunity for you and your child to enjoy doing an ongoing activity together. Find out hot make gardening easy, efficient and successful.

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Intensive Family Gardening the SFG Way

Intensive Family Gardening the SFG Way

Ron and Betsey Smith explain how to save space, maximize production and get the whole family involved in square foot gardening (SFG).

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Dining Out With Children

Dining Out With Children

Tips to make eating out with the kids healthy, affordable and fun.

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Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating:  What Are the Differences?

Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating: What Are the Differences?

Eating disorders and disordered eating are increasing rapidly among children, adolescents and young adults. However, we have ways to recognize these disorders and ways to get help.

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When Are Children Ready for Organized Sports?

When Are Children Ready for Organized Sports?

Make sure your child is physically and emotionally ready for organized sports. Thus article includes some questions you can ask yourself about your child and about the sport you are considering to help make sure your child is ready.

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Eat for Your First 5K

Eat for Your First 5K

Getting into a 5K program requires not only increased physical activity (for example, running, walking, other forms of cross-training), but also changed eating habits, especially if you are carrying around a few extra pounds.

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Fathering for Family Health and Fitness

Fathering for Family Health and Fitness

Fathers may be the most important and underutilized resource in America today to strengthen families and improve family health and well-being. How can men take steps to promote family health through fitness, nutrition and family togetherness?

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Ask an Expert - 4H Food Projects

Ask an Expert - 4H Food Projects

My daughter loves to cook and I'd like to get her involved in 4-H. When I was growing up on a farm, I used to be in 4-H food projects. Are there still food projects?

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Ask an Expert - Food Allergies vs. Food Intolerances

Ask an Expert - Food Allergies vs. Food Intolerances

My nephew Nick has a peanut allergy, so he cannot have peanut butter. Is food allergy the same as food intolerance? What would be some alternate snacks for him.

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Ask an Expert - Fad Diets

Ask an Expert - Fad Diets

Every year, I seem to put on more weight. I am 5 feet 8 inches tall and today's weight was 204 pounds. I feel miserable. Every Monday morning, I start a new diet. I try so hard, but by Tuesday at noon, I am so hungry that I eat everything in sight. I have tried the Acai Berry Diet, Atkins, South Beach, Fit for Life, Cabbage Soup Diet and probably several more that I can't remember right now. I even looked at the Tapeworm Diet but am nervous about trying it. I feel awful about myself; my clothes are too tight. My husband doesn't say anything, but her sure raises his eyebrows a lot! Am I destined to be obese the rest of my life? What can I do?

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Ask an Expert - Picking a Dog for Your Family

Ask an Expert - Picking a Dog for Your Family

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?

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Ask an Expert - Noncompetitive Activities

Ask an Expert - Noncompetitive Activities

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?

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Ask an Expert - Dealing with Winning and Losing

Ask an Expert - Dealing with Winning and Losing

My daughter gets very upset when her team loses a game. How can I help her roll with the wins and the losses?

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Ask an Expert - Kids and Resistance Training

Ask an Expert - Kids and Resistance Training

Should kids perform resistance (weight) training?

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Ask an Expert - Preparing for a 5K Run

Ask an Expert - Preparing for a 5K Run

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?

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Ask an Expert - Playground Equipment

Ask an Expert - Playground Equipment

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?

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