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2018-19 Eat Smart. Play Hard Magazine

2018-19 Magazine

2018-19 Eat Smart. Play Hard. Magazine

2018-19 Eat Smart. Play Hard. Magazine

The sixth issue of the magazine for NDSU Extension's statewide campaign "Eat Smart. Play Hard. Together." In this issue, you will learn about designing outdoor living spaces, gardening, balancing sports with free play and providing healthful foods for a family.
Designing Outdoor Gathering Spaces

Designing Outdoor Gathering Spaces

Designing a beautiful and functional outdoor gathering space for your family can make the outdoors even more enjoyable.

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Introduce Your Kids to Gardening

Introduce Your Kids to Gardening

Adults like gardening, but what about kids? Most kids like video games and Legos. I’ve never heard of a kid asking Santa Claus for a new gardening trowel.

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Winter Happens! Try These Indoor Gardening Ideas for Kids and Families

Winter Happens! Try These Indoor Gardening Ideas for Kids and Families

The winter months can give you a strong desire to grow something. If you are wanting a project for your kids this winter, why not indoor gardening?

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Healthy Eating for Infants and Children: A Guide for Parents

Healthy Eating for Infants and Children: A Guide for Parents

Where do you start on the journey toward a more nutritious diet for your child? Research suggests that lots of exposure to a variety of healthful food is the way to go.

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Are Your Kids Ready to Make Healthful Lunch Line Choices

Are Your Kids Ready to Make Healthful Lunch Line Choices

Are your kids equipped with enough nutrition information to make these kinds of healthful food choices?

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Thirsty? Rethink Your Drink

Thirsty? Rethink Your Drink

Scientists have named sweetened beverages one of the issues linked with higher obesity rates, which can increase our risk for chronic diseases, including diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

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Pets Might Improve Your Health

Pets Might Improve Your Health

Evidence suggests that human-to-animal responsibilities and companionship result in more healthful living and reduced risk of certain diseases.

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Three Strategies for Healthy Living With Your Kids

Three Strategies for Healthy Living With Your Kids

For parents raising children today, a common concern is how to help children avoid the health risks associated with too much screen time and not enough physical activity. Fortunately, healthy living is something that you can model and encourage as you try to get in some daily parent time with your kids.

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I have noticed that lots of foods have cartoon characters on them. Do cartoon characters encourage kids to eat less healthfully?

I have noticed that lots of foods have cartoon characters on them. Do cartoon characters encourage kids to eat less healthfully?

Advertisers sometimes use “cartoon spokes-characters” to attract kids’ attention. Because this is advertising, parents really need to pay attention to which foods are being sold by this method.

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We are expecting our first baby and I have been encouraged to breastfeed my baby. Does breastfeeding have long-term benefits?

We are expecting our first baby and I have been encouraged to breastfeed my baby. Does breastfeeding have long-term benefits?

Many people are aware of some of the shorter-term benefit of breastfeeding, such as bonding, quicker recovery for mom, protecting baby from getting sick as often, and decreasing the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). However, the benefits of breastfeeding can extend beyond the first year of life.

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Fitness Trackers: Do They Make  a Difference?

Fitness Trackers: Do They Make a Difference?

Today, these devices range from simple to sophisticated, with a variety of prices. Before you buy, you will want to consider the information available to help you find the right tracker to fit your budget, fitness, lifestyle and fashion sense.

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