5 days of school lunches you can make on the weekend

If you’re looking for some ways to brighten up your child’s lunch box, we have some easy things you can do. They might even get your child eating more fruits and vegetables. Making these lunches […]

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What does it take to get kids and teens to eat better?

Trying something new and liking it! What does it take to make that happen and to get kids to eat healthfully? Just last evening I made acorn squash soup, a seasonal treat that my kids […]

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Eating healthfully: How advertising impacts your diet

Making healthy food and drink choices can be tough. Especially when sugary drinks and fast food dominate much of the advertising aimed at young people. Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness helps youth explore what they […]

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Pancake-coated apple rings recipe

Tuesday, March 7, is National Pancake Day; a day truly worth celebrating. Whip this breakfast favorite up and add a fruity twist to the pancake batter. It’s a family favorite.   Pancake-coated apple rings Makes […]

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Gluten-free Mmm-mozzi stick recipe

These gluten-free mozzarella cheese sticks are an absolute crowd pleaser. Their secret weapon? Omega 3s. Adding milled flaxseed to the crunchy outer crust is a “stealth health” cooking technique.Use this coating and baking technique on […]

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Power food: Crispy edamame & chickpeas recipe

Calcium is a superhero for your child’s bones, setting them up for a strong, healthy body later in life. And it’s hidden in some surprising places — like edamame and chickpeas! Try this recipe for […]

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Power food: Cheesy Broccoli Tots

Calcium is a superhero for your child’s bones, setting them up for a strong, healthy body later in life. And it’s hidden in some surprising places — like broccoli! Try this recipe for a calcium […]

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Power Foods – Frozen Yogurt Pops

Eating yogurt and other cultured dairy products (fermented with “good” bacteria) regularly may decrease the risk for urinary tract infections by up to 80 percent. When selecting yogurt for your child, it is important to […]

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Power Foods – Berry Smoothie

Cranberries, blueberries, raspberries, oh my! Berries promote urinary tract health and provide protection against infection with an important compound that helps fight bacteria and keeps it from sticking to the lining of the urinary tract. […]

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Power Foods – Bran Muffin Bites

Lack of regular bowel movements can cause pressure in the urinary tract and block urine flow, allowing bacteria to grow. A diet high in fiber paired with drinking enough water promotes healthy digestion and regular […]

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Power Foods – Sunshine Smoothie

Oranges, lemons, strawberries and green leafy vegetables packed with vitamin C makes urine more acidic, which helps prevent bacteria from growing in the system. In addition, vitamin C helps cuts and wounds heal, boosts the […]

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Power Foods – Infused Water

Drinking plenty of water is one of the best things for your child’s urinary and digestive systems. Drinking enough water — about 40 to 60 ounces per day for children ages 4 to 12 — […]

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