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Journal EntryHow families can benefit from the USDA’s switch to MyPlate
The USDA’s new MyPlate program is designed to make learning about and practicing healthy eating habits more appealing and more fun for all members of the family.
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Journal EntryA little consistency goes a long way
Creating and maintaining family rituals is a great way to reduce stress for parents and children.
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Journal Entry ECMAScript program5-2-1-0—Healthy behaviors for children and families
Let’s Go! has 5-2-1-0 recommendations to help optimize your child’s health.
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Journal EntryEat at the table with your family
There are many reasons to sit down for a meal with your family.
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Journal EntryEat to protect your heart
Experts from MedicineNet, the American Dietetic Association, and the Cleveland Clinic developed a heart-healthy food pictures slideshow. Besides pictures, the slideshow also includes menu ideas to help you easily use these foods in your daily diet.
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Journal EntryEating as a family in childhood leads to positive health behaviors in adolescence
A study published in the Journal of Health Psychology found that the more often a family eats together in childhood, the more likely an adolescent is to exhibit effective coping skills, good communication skills AND the less likely they are to smoke and feel high levels of stress in late adolescence.
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Journal EntryFamily influence: Eat more fruits and vegetables!
Setting an example by eating our veggies.
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