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February 24, 2014
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Kids, Sports, and Healthy Living: This is Your Moment

Sports have always been used as a catalyst to teach kids important life lessons like teamwork, sportsmanship, coping with adversity, and the importance of hard work. We are missing opportunities to leverage sports as a way to teach kids about … Continue reading

February 4, 2014
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Healthy Environments for Kids: Begin at the Beginning

This Spring, my job will involve, among other things: getting very dirty, having a strawberry-tasting party, and quite possibly, playing a game of Farmer’s Market Treasure Hunt. Luckily for me, the best way to engage young children in eating healthy … Continue reading

January 22, 2014
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Living Rural and Being Active: My Surprisingly Rough Road

While I was building my house in the lovely country setting where I live now, I dreamed of the life I’d live here. Ten miles from town, surrounded by woods, we would build a wellness oasis where living a healthy, … Continue reading

January 17, 2014
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Don’t Hide Out in Your Healthy Home

If you are a “typical” middle-class American mom (pretty focused on home, kids, and family, whether you work or not) you might be aware that you owe some ideological allegiance to your nineteenth century sisters. In Britain and America around … Continue reading

December 23, 2013
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Health: a Gift And Unfortunately, a Privilege

Who would care for you if you got very ill? Your children? Close friends? A partner? Doing what is in your power to stay healthy is a gift you can give to these important people in your life. There are … Continue reading