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  • Eating in Color – Put a Rainbow in Your Diet!

    Published: Sep 18 2017 | Under: General Health Healthy Tips Lifestyle Nutrition Prevention | Tags:

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    Would you only wear black or white every day? Would you only watch one channel for the rest of your life? Well, then why would you limit the colors of your food? Making sure you have a rainbow on your plate doesn’t only look better, but it’s much healthier! If you think about it, most […]


    Picky Eaters – Introducing New Foods

    Published: Sep 14 2017 | Under: General Health Healthy Tips Lifestyle Nutrition Parenting Prevention | Tags:

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    In part two of our series on child nutrition and food habits, PHN pediatrician Dr. Corinne Brooks has some advice on how to help your children try new foods and consume a wide variety of healthy foods! If mealtime is frustrating and stressful, here are some tips to avoid the power struggle and help encourage […]


    Bad Breakfast – Fast Food Drinks to Avoid

    Published: Sep 13 2017 | Under: Fitness General Health Healthy Tips Lifestyle Nutrition Prevention | Tags:

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    You’ve probably heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It starts your metabolism, helps energize you, and gets you ready for the day. Many of us stop to grab a coffee or some other fast food drink for breakfast in the morning. However, there are some that you should avoid if […]


    Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

    Published: Sep 12 2017 | Under: General Health Healthy Tips Lifestyle Nutrition Recipes | Tags:

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    Pumpkin spice has practically become a national holiday in the United States – every fall, people eagerly anticipate everything from pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin rolls to more unusual treats such as pumpkin spice yogurt, Oreos, and even cough drops. Unfortunately, nearly every pumpkin spice product is high in sugar and flavored with artificial pumpkin […]


    Picky Eaters – Should You Be Concerned?

    Published: Sep 7 2017 | Under: General Health Healthy Tips Lifestyle Nutrition Parenting Physicians | Tags:

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    Are you a parent of a picky eater? You are not alone! Parents all over the world struggle with the picky eating stage. PHN pediatrician Corinne Brooks, MD offers her advice in the first of a three-part series on child nutrition and food habits. What common concerns do you get from parents of picky eaters? […]


    Childhood Obesity: Tips for Parents

    Published: Aug 29 2017 | Under: Fitness General Health Healthy Tips Lifestyle Nutrition Parenting Prevention | Tags:

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    12.7 million affected. 17% of our nation’s children and adolescents. The numbers are alarming; childhood obesity continues to be a serious, complex health issue in the United States. We are seeing children with high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Type 2 diabetes, typically only seen in adults over age 45, is becoming more common in […]


    Back to School Tips from Dr. Garrow

    Published: Aug 3 2017 | Under: Health | Tags:

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    As we turn the page on our calendar from July to August, it’s time to think about getting ready to go back to school. We asked PHN’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. George Garrow, to offer some health and safety tips to help prepare parents and students for another successful school year! 1) Establish a good […]


    Screen Time: Can You Cut Back?

    Published: Aug 3 2017 | Under: Health | Tags:

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    We’ve all told our children (or been told when we were children) that they need to spend less time watching TV and more time playing outside. Today, it’s not just TV that keeps kids indoors – children use cell phones, computers, and tablets, and play video games, in addition to watching just as much TV […]


    Battling the Back to School Jitters

    Published: Jul 21 2017 | Under: Health Healthy Tips Lifestyle Parenting | Tags: , ,

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    Back to school means many things for students; new clothes and shoes, a new book bag full of supplies, and getting back to friends. While all of those fun ventures of school lie on the surface, many kids go to school with lots of worry and anxiety. Many times, these worries are never verbalized, but […]


    After School Snacks – Keep It Healthy

    Published: Jul 7 2017 | Under: General Health Healthy Tips Lifestyle Nutrition Parenting Recipes | Tags:

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    What do your kids like to snack on after school? If your child is reaching for chips or cookies as soon as they walk in the door, it might be time to restock your kitchen with healthier options. Not only do processed foods have negative effects on your children’s health, the CDC has found that […]


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