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4 things your tween needs to know about puberty but is too afraid to ask

Girls tend to hold the spotlight on adolescent hormonal angst, but sometimes boys go through the pubertal stage just as dramatically.  For many boys, puberty occurs rather suddenly and when changes do occur, they seem to happen all at once. In some instances, a boy will come back from summer break 6 inches taller and … continue reading

32 dietitian approved foods for summer

It’s summer! We all know what that means: the days are longer, the weather’s beautiful, and the kids are out of school ready to play! Long days may have you reaching for the closest thing on the shelf when the kiddos come running at snack time. Plus, busy schedules and active kids often leave us … continue reading

What’s your parenting style?

There are three common parenting styles including authoritarian, permissive, and choices. Take a look at your parenting and what style you might tend gravitate towards. Here’s my next video where I talk about how giving a child choices might be the best model.

6 Warning Signs of Type 1 Diabetes

November is Diabetes Awareness Month and Type 1 Diabetes is the most common type of diabetes in children and adolescents. Being able to identify the signs and symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes, a condition in which the body does not produce insulin, can lead to swift diagnosis and prevent possible complications. If you suspect your child … continue reading

5 tips for surviving Halloween sweets

Halloween is a celebration of sweets and treats, but if you’re trying to cut calories, it can be a challenge to keep your hands out of the candy bowl. Even though they are miniature size, each of those candy bars can add 50-100 calories to your diet. Here are a few tips to make it … continue reading

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