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Health and Nutrition
Why Dairy Should Be a Part of Any Breakfast
Milk and dairy can help make a good breakfast even better. Learn about the benefits of adding, and keeping, dairy in your diet.
Distance Runner Taps “Forrest Gump” to Inspire Healthier Kids
Jim Plunkett-Cole plans to run farther than most of us can imagine, yet his ultimate finish line is inspiring more children.
The Safe Way to Supplement Your Workout with Beta-Alanine
With optimum loading and dosing, athletes can gain full advantage of this popular, muscle-building, endurance-increasing supplement.
Prevent Accidental Poisoning (and Intentional Abuse) in Your Home
You’ve got the Poison Control number stored, but what else can you do to help prevent accidental poisonings or prevent intentional abuse as your children grow older?
Tips for a Safe and Fun Summer BBQ Season
One of the best things about the arrival of summer is BBQ cookouts. Who doesn’t love a sunny day surrounded by friends and family, enjoying great food cooked on the grill?
Bottoms Up: 6 Surprising Health Benefits of Tequila
Tequila may not be the most obvious health elixir, but you'd be surprised by how many studies show the spirit potentially packs some surprising benefits to your body.
What A Morning Meal Means for Transformation Specialist Chris Powell
Trainer Chris Powell of ABC’s “Extreme Weight Loss” talks us through how to make the most out of every breakfast.
Getting Frank About What’s in Your Hot Dog
Think the ingredients in your hot dog are a mystery? Don’t fret; What you find in a hot dog is much simpler than many might believe.
7 Reasons Everyone Should Eat More Butter
Butter doesn’t just taste good, it can be good for you. Get the real scoop on butter and the surprising ways it can support a healthy body and lifestyle.
Be Prepared with this Easy-to-Assemble Summer First Aid Kit
Spend your summer having fun, not in the ER, by making your own summer first aid kit using this helpful shopping list.
3 Ways to Boost Your Breakfast With Fruits and Vegetables
Breakfast is a key part of keeping up your energy throughout the day and promoting good health, so make sure you’re doing it right.
What's the Macro on Eating Breakfast
Here we are, well into the 21st century, and a third of kids and half of adults head out on empty stomachs. Why are so many people skipping breakfast?
How to Safely Store OTC Medicines Away from Children
Over-the-counter medicines are common in every household — and even more commonly left within reach of young children. But it’s easy to fix this.
4 Child-Proofing Tips from Poison Control
Poisoning is the number one cause of injury death in the United States, and the number of children who die from each year has more than doubled since 1999. Here are some tips from Poison Control on keeping your kids safe.
5 Ways to Stay Healthy This Summer
Summer is the perfect time for families to set fun and challenging goals around their health, fitness and nutrition.
Is Your Teen's Angst a Sign of Depression?
Don’t write off your teen’s behavior as “moodiness.” It could actually be the signs of clinical depression.
Why Breakfast Should Include a Side of Dietary Supplements
Adding dietary supplements into your breakfast routine, including multivitamins and fiber dietary supplements, can do wonders for your health.
Thinking Ahead to Water Safety and Preparedness
As you plan your pool or beach visit, don’t forget to think about water safety on a hot summer day.
Ayesha Curry’s Smoked Salmon Scramble
Ayesha Curry of the Food Network’s “Ayesha’s Home Kitchen” shares a smoked salmon scramble from her New York Times bestselling cookbook.
8 Fresh Kid-Approved Gluten-Free Snacks
Having a gluten-free kid doesn't mean all snacks are off-limits. These eight treats will leave your little ones full and smiling.
Why Obesity Experts are Gathering to Challenge Childhood Obesity
The nation’s obesity experts gather at the 9th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference this week to discuss the growing crisis for American children.
3 Realistic Ways You Can Help Hungry Children Today
There are ten things you can do today to end childhood hunger in America, especially now, when most struggling families are hit hardest by depleted benefits.
What's for Breakfast In a Nursing Home
In nursing homes and long-term care facilities, breakfast is a crucial component of residents’ health and social lives.
Shannon Miller Shares Her Biggest Rewards, Challenges and Motivations
The former Olympian, cancer survivor and founder of Shannon Miller Foundation is doing more than curb childhood obesity rates.
Harnessing Self-Love to Escape from the Cruel Cycle of Weight Loss and Gain
After a long and painful struggle with her weight that started in her early teens, Naomi Finkelstein found peace. Now she preaches self-acceptance.
What Can Breakfast Do For Education
Breakfast provides students with a necessary foundation for their education and success that stems from healthy eating and nutrition, and it makes a difference.
Learning to Love Your Body After an Eating Disorder
Author Connie Sobczack speaks candidly about her experience with bulimia and shares what she’s doing to encourage women and girls to live in and appreciate their bodies.
Embracing the Unique Strength of Your Body
It’s truly remarkable how much our bodies do for us, so why do we judge them on appearance alone? It’s time for a change.
Why Parents Need to Take a Closer Look at Teen Moodiness
Think it’s just a phase? Think again. Your teen could be suffering from a serious mental health problem. But by cutting past the stigma, it’s treatable.
Grilled Onion and Arugula Naan Pizzas
Goodbye winter, hello spring! What better way to celebrate than with this delicious pizza recipe for all your favorite people to enjoy along with the warmer weather?
How One Woman Survived a Deadly Holiday Tradition
One woman survived heart failure during a recent Christmas break. Her story is more common than you might expect.
Starting the College Mental Health Conversation
College means new opportunities but also new life stresses away from family support. Here’s what you can do to support the college-bound student in your life.
Introducing Healthy Foods Early Helps Train Picky Palettes
Shaping healthy habits starts at a young age. It might feel like an uphill battle, but the long-term benefits can’t be underestimated.
4 Kids Who Have Conquered Hunger
In the United States, nearly 1 in 5 children faces hunger in their life. We asked four families to share their stories.
How Parents Can Influence Kids’ Activity at School
Parents don’t always know about or feel comfortable in the role they can play in their children’s choices of food or physical activity in school. Here’s how you can get involved.
Snow and Sunscreen? Why You Should Fight the Sun Despite the Chill
You may not be thinking about sun protection on chilly winter days, but you should be.
How to Leave a Positive Imprint on Your Child’s Health
While parents lay the foundation for their children’s health, it takes everyone in the community to create environments where children truly thrive.
3 Tips for Staying Active During the Holiday Season
Follow these rules of thumb while enjoying time with family and friends this most wonderful time of the year.
Zlata Sushchik's Tips for a Healthier December
The holiday season often means overeating and less time to exercise, but zero room for excuses.
How Many Germs Are Hiding in Your Kid’s Box of Toys?
Martie Moore, the chief nursing officer at Curad, answers pressing questions on the tip of any concerned parent — or grandparent’s — tongue regarding this year’s flu, risk levels and prevention.
5 Reasons to Get a Flu Shot If Asthma Lives at Home
In just a few minutes, you can potentially prevent weeks of misery for you and your loved ones.
How Having a School Breakfast Program Spells More Success
Starting off the day with an empty stomach greatly impairs cognitive functioning and an ability to focus.
5 Tips for a Healthier, Happier Holiday Break
The more celebratory the holiday the greater the death risk, research shows. To better manage end-of-year stress, follow these five simple rules.
3 Hazardous Holiday Foods If You’re on a Prescription
Certain holiday foods and medicines might do more fighting at the dinner table than some of your in-laws.
The Watermelon Hangover Cure (and 8 More Health Hacks You Need This Summer)
Celebrate National Watermelon Day on August 3 by getting the scoop on just how versatile this oversized fruit truly is.
Why You Need More Produce on Your Breakfast Table
The childhood obesity epidemic compels us to create a suite of solutions seen as fun—not punishment.
Why Cat Cora Is Never Too Busy for Breakfast
Between four kids and a busy career balancing duties as a Food Network star and a professional chef, Cat Cora could skip breakfast. But she never does.
Organic vs. Non-GMO: What You Need to Know
Are you confused about the difference between organic and non-GMO foods? You aren’t alone. Here are some fresh facts to keep you in the know.
Why You Should Be Making Time for Breakfast
In today’s world, where we are constantly in a hurry and continuously interrupted, we have displaced one of the most vital life needs: breakfast.
Nourishing Young Minds, Bodies and Communities in Need
A lack of education prevents millions of children from escaping poverty, but a large portion of those attending school face a barrier that has a higher priority: feeding themselves.
Even Without Celiac Disease, Wheat May Be a Health Risk
Many people know of the health problems caused by gluten in those with celiac disease, but new research supports others may also be at risk.
Poured or Peeled, Why You Need Fruits and Veggies
We all know an apple a day keeps the doctor away. But when it comes to getting enough fruits and vegetables, many of us continue to fall short.
How a Garden Helps Kids Grow into Healthy Eaters
Food Network star Marcela Valladolid explains why getting her kids in the garden fosters long-lasting appreciation of food.
3 Breakfast Recipes Ready in 3 Minutes Flat
Is that java you’ve been throwing back each morning no longer doing the trick? Still tired every morning around 11 a.m.? These recipes will help.
Chef Marcela Valladolid’s 4 Tips for a More Organic Home
Kids should eat organic, but sometimes that’s not as possible as we would like. Food Network chef Marcela Valladolid has some fun fixes for that.
These 5 Recipes Put a Creative Twist on Breakfast
From convenient options for those on-the-go to the power of beans for breakfast, this unique set of recipes removes any excuse for missing out on the healthy start your morning needs.
Type 2 Diabetes and African-Americans: Complications are not Inevitable
Diabetes presents the African-American community with several difficult realities. But these challenges are only one piece of the entire puzzle.
Jillian Michaels on Being the Coach Your Kids Need to Stay Fit
The fitness guru shares her tactics for keeping her kids active and healthy.
Wellness Fits All: Why Skinny Doesn't Always Mean Healthy
As the fashion industry opens its eyes to healthy beauty, wellness—not thinness—becomes the new beauty standard. Here are tips for achieving wellness.
4 Everyday Ways to Get Your Family Eating Healthy
We all know it’s important to keep kids’ brains sharp over summer vacation. Now that includes keeping kids’ farm-to-school skills up, too.
Gluten-Free Recipe: SCD and Paleo Vanilla Granola
Have you ever made your own granola at home? If not, it’s time you try.
No Bake Mason Jar Strawberry Cheesecake
No matter the occasion, this easy, delicious and uniquely presented cheesecake recipe will not disappoint your guests.
How Farm-to-School Summer Programs Feed Low-Income Families
Kids’ needs for nutritious meals don’t take a summer vacation. But for parents in need, help is available.
3 Ways to Shape Your Child’s Health at School and at Home
Take three small steps today and you’ll be on your way to becoming a school health champion before you—or your kids—know it.
Cracking the Case: What Kind of Eggs Are You Buying?
More and more consumers are becoming aware of how the food they are eating is produced, where it comes from and, especially with animal products, how the animals are treated.
The Ingredients Needed to Feed Our Children’s Future
By providing children with the proper nutrition they need today, we give them a greater chance of achieving their potential tomorrow.
Gut Check: Is Your Digestive System Under Attack?
Eating right, avoiding stress and exercising can help achieve digestive wellness, but one thing that plays an even bigger role already lies in our gut.
Cancer Care: Could Buying Organic Improve Your Odds?
As more studies suggest the malignant impact of non-organically produced food on public health, the path to long-term health is looking increasingly green.
Closing the Asthma Disparity Gap
Despite advances in asthma treatment allowing most people to successfully manage their symptoms, many others are still victims to the consequences of living in neglected, inner-city homes.
Choose Organic, Make a Difference
We can all help organic advance by eating organic, using organic and supporting organic. In doing so, we can also enable our bodies and our planet to flourish.
“Grass-Fed” Is Trending, But Why?
Some non-organic cows may never be allowed outdoors, but their milk may still be marketed as grass-fed—even if just a small portion of their diet is, say, dried hay and the rest is grain.
Diabetes: Are Hispanics At Bigger Risk?
Diabetes is a national epidemic, with more than 29 million Americans diagnosed and another 86 million at risk of being diagnosed with the disease.
5 Tips for Taking Care of Your Diabetes
Managing diabetes—type 1 or type 2—requires you to take an active role in your care every day. Your two daily mantras should be: Plan ahead. Be prepared.
What’s Cooking? Boosting Nutrition in Your Pet’s Bowl
Unsure how well your furry friend is eating? Remove the doubt with these tips and stay confident your pet’s food is as nutritious as possible.
Spread the Word, Not the Flu: 5 Ways to Protect Yourself
It’s that time of year again—flu season. How is the flu different from the common cold, why is it so important to receive an annual flu vaccine, and what else can you do to prevent getting sick?
Brain Boosters: 10 Ways to Make Your Child Smarter, Sharper and Faster
Stay committed to learning and building your child's social competencies with these tips from an expert.
Matters of the Heart: Finding Hope in Peer Support
Many don’t know that heart disease is the leading cause of death among Hispanics.
From Fiber to Protein, Whole Grains Provide Whole Nutrition
Making healthier choices starts with eating foods the way that nature intended, with their essential nutrients intact, and whole grains are right at the center of this.
5 Ways to Learn to Love Your Flaws
Body bashing is a common problem for both men and women—but it doesn't have to be. Learn acceptance with these five steps.
Recipe: Mediterranean Tabbouleh Salad
This multigrain medley puts a zestful spin on an already delicious summer side dish.
Treating GI: Inside the Hydrogen Breath Test
Eric Hamilton, vice president of Quintron, explains what is helping many with gastrointestinal issues find relief without breaking the bank.
The ‘Good’ Bacteria Your Gut May Be Craving
Understanding how probiotics go to work for you may help you manage inflammatory bowel disease and other digestive conditions.
Taboo Busters: When Bowels Break Down
Accidental bowel leakage (ABL) is surprisingly common, yet most people haven’t heard about it and less than 50 percent of people who have it don’t speak up.
Recipe: Grain-Free Sandwich Bread
Have you been searching for a healthier lunch option? Bake up a new paleo and SCD-friendly favorite.
On the Right Tract: What’s Your GI IQ?
There’s never been a more important time to establish a comfortable, open dialogue about gastrointestinal issues and solutions.
Salt Stats: Are You Eating Too Much? (Infographic)
Confused about all the sodium buzz lately? These guidelines will help you understand how much is is too much—and how you can cut your daily sodium intake.
Maintaining a Healthier Food Environment for Our Kids
The best way to turn the tide on childhood obesity is to empower young people to make healthy choices.
9 Tips to Earn the Trust of Your Picky Eater
Research shows that children are more likely to eat colorful foods presented with a design or pattern, implying variety can influence healthy eating and good nutrition.
Eating Economically: 10 Nutritious Tips for Any Budget
Eating healthy foods shouldn’t be limited to those who can afford it. These tips will have you eating healthfully and nutritiously even if your budget is tight.
Do You Know What’s in Your Shopping Cart? (Infographic)
Non-GMO Project Verified continues to be one of the fastest growing labels in the food industry, due to consumer demand for transparency about what’s in their food.
Don’t Survive, Thrive: Taking the Organic Regenerative Approach
In the pervasive discourse surrounding climate change, sustainability is an important goal and talking point, but it only paints part of the bigger picture.
Is Your Pet Suffering From Seasonal Allergies? (Infographic)
Did you know that pets can suffer from allergies, too? Learn how to spot symptoms and put your furry friend on the fast-track to being allergy-free.
How to Help Your Cat Make the Most of Its Nine Lives
Most veterinarians depend upon routine blood work to diagnose kidney disease in cats. Now, a new test may allow testing before it’s too late.
To Fix or Not to Fix: The Pros of Spaying and Neutering
If you’d prefer a cleaner house, or simply want your pet to have a safer, healthier life, you can’t ignore the upside to neutering or spaying.
3 Gluten-Free Ways to Remix Your Child’s School Lunch
Packing a nutritious school lunch for children can be a challenge for any parent, but for those with children who are gluten-intolerant, it can be especially difficult to make sure they’re getting the nutrients they need each day.
Can Your Cat Survive as a Vegan?
Your cat's nutrition is important for a healthy and happy life. In general, dogs are much easier to maintain on a vegan diet than cats.
Dogs: Your Most Trusted Workout Partner
Your canine companion will benefit from regular exercise both physically and mentally.
Paws For Health: Does Your Pet Need a Vet Checkup?
Regular check ups are an important part of keeping your trusted friend healthy and preventing certain diseases.
Game Day Munchies: Touchdown Tailgating Recipes from Kevin Roberts
Kevin Roberts’ knack for creativity and healthy eating in the kitchen has been seen, heard, and of course tasted across the nation.
Recipe: Raw Artichoke, Celery, and Mushroom Salad
Artichokes are good for the liver, lower cholesterol, help digestion, and have even been used to help cancer prevention and treatment.
Getting to the Root of Healthy Eating
With high obesity rates and a desire to take charge of their own health, U.S. consumers are putting quality high on their shopping lists.
Recipe: Ancient Grains Risotto Style
Hungry for a healthy dinner? Eat organic with this recipe for ancient grains "risotto" style.
Cooking with the Stars: Recipes from our Celebrities
Try these delectable dinner and dessert ideas from Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow and Alicia Silverstone.
Organic vs. Natural: The Truth Behind Food Labeling
When strolling through supermarket aisles, do you know the difference between “natural” and “organic” labels?
5 Reasons Organic is More Than A Diet
Opting for organic is more than what you eat; it means taking a stand on the issues that matter and being a part of positive change on a local level—and even on a global scale.
10 Reasons Why We Love Organic Food and Farming
More and more people are drawn to organic because they want food grown without risky pesticides. As an ecologist, I know they’re getting all that, and so much more:
Clean Eats: The Right Foods to Feed Your Baby
A healthy meal plan for infants includes food that keeps them healthy and helps them grow well.
Guacamole and Tostadas: DIY Recipes for Two Party Favorites
Get ready for futbol or just a small gathering with a little Hispanic flavor.
Conquering Childhood Obesity in the Hispanic Community
Childhood obesity will impact every aspect of the healthcare system.
Healthy Recipes from Chef Lorena Garcia
Famous for putting a fresh spin on Latin classics, chef Lorena Garcia shares two of her favorite summertime snacks.
In The Kitchen with Chef Lorena Garcia
Mediaplanet sat down with Venezuelan-born restaurateur, TV personality and published author Lorena Garcia to talk about health, culture and tamales.
Water Damage: Is Mold Infiltrating Your Home?
Don't avoid the warning signs. Knowing how to prevent or spot mold around the house could save you from more than just an unwanted smell.
4 Tips to Prevent Reflux This Holiday Season
Infrequent heartburn may be a sign of excess eating, especially around the holiday season. But, frequent or worsening heartburn could indicate a medical condition called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
What You Should, But Might Not Know About Colorectal Cancer
When it comes to your health, take charge. After all, no one knows the inner happenings of your gut better than you and your gastroenterologist.
How Organic Promotes Sustainable Farming
Environmental sustainability is the conservation of ecological balance by avoiding depletion or destruction of natural resources. In practice and by definition, organic agriculture embodies this objective.
S. Epatha Merkerson Advocates for Those With Type 2 Diabetes
S. Epatha Merkerson is known for her role as a police lieutenant on “Law and Order.” When the camera isn’t rolling, however, she adopts the role of an advocate for the Type 2 diabetes community.
Rachael Ray Tackles Childhood Hunger
The renowned chef opens up about the nonprofit work she’s spearheading in a globally-focused push to limit food waste and bring hope to the hungry.
Why Chef Ann Cooper Says Food Is Making Our Kids Sick
Changing the way our children eat at school starts at home — just ask this celebrity chef.
Understanding the Flu, How It’s Spread and Can Be Stopped
The flu can disrupt your work and social plans for up to two weeks. These guidelines will all but ensure it won’t derail your busy schedule.
How NBA Stars Marc and Pau Gasol Combat Childhood Obesity
Learn how two star athlete brothers are trying to infuse confidence in kids by teaching them healthy life habits.
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