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Healthy After-School Snacks: Tips from 'America's Dinner Mom'
"America's Dinner Mom" Jeanne Muchnick gives parents healthy snack ideas to serve their hungry kids after school - say goodbye to the grumpies! (read the story...)

Easy, Go-To Snacks for Kids
Jeanne Muchnick, "America's Dinner Mom," offers parents a list of easy and healthy snack ideas that will appease hungry little ones. (read the story...)

Hungry for Change: School Lunch and the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act
Could school lunch become your child's healthiest meal? Despite a ticking clock for legislation and budgetary constraints, some advocates think major strides can be made through the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. Read about the proposed changes and what you can do to help. (read the story...)

Ask the Experts: Making the Case for Meningococcal Vaccine
Dr. Pramod Narula, chairperson of the Department of Pediatrics at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, discusses what parents need to know about meningococcal disease and its vaccine. (read the story...)

Is There Such a Thing as 'Too Clean' When it Comes to Kids?
Disinfectants, antibacterial wipes, gel sanitizers...Pediatricians and other medical experts weigh in on whether our nation's obsession with cleanliness could lead to harmful effects for our children. (read the story...)

4 Cleanliness Habits to Teach Your Children
Teach your kids the importance of good hygiene early with these four healthy habits. (read the story...)

Child Star Candace Cameron Dishes on Healthy Eating and Being a Mom
You may remember her as D.J. Tanner on the popular 80’s TV show, Full House, but actress Candace Cameron Bure is all grown up! The actress has three children with husband—and hockey player—Valerie Bure, and is back for a second season of the ABC Family show Make It Or Break It. NY Metro Parents sat down with Candace to find out how she’s celebrating the 30th anniversary of the iconic juice box, how she juggles motherhood and a career and finds time to make sure her family eats healthy. (read the story...)

How to Encourage Your Daughter to Be Phyiscally Active
As a parent, you have a responsibility to encourage physical activity in your children. Daughters especially benefit from this kind of support. Read our tips for moms and dads on how you can instill a love of physical activity and encourage sports participation in your child. (read the story...)

The Long-Term Benefits of Sports for Girls
New research shows that joining athletics may be a catalyst for success in other areas of life, especially for young girls. (read the story...)

A Tonsillectomy Tale: Should My Child Have Surgery?
Follow one mother's journey to find out if surgery is the right choice for her 5-year-old daughter. (read the story...)

How to Get Your Kids to Try New Foods
Is your child a picky eater? We asked the experts, including health counselors and nutritionists, for their best tips on how to get your child to eat (and like!) new - and healthy - foods. (read the story...)

How to Protect Yourself Against the Sun - in Style!
We get healthy vitamin D from the sun, but too many rays can cause harm. Protect yourself in style this summer with our top picks for fashionable moms, including the best sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats. (read the story...)

Outdoor Summer Safety for Kids
Tips for parents: Keep your children protected against outdoor hazards this summer, from bugs and burns to slips and scrapes. (read the story...)

How to Make Dinnertime Doable When You're a Busy Mom
Author Jeanne Muchnick offers practical tips for busy moms on how to make dinnertime easier. (read the story...)

Start Talking Sex With Your Kids Early: Their Lives Depend on It
Find out why you should open up the conversation about sex early on with your kids. Get tips from experts like Dr. Laura Berman, author of "Talking to Your Kids About Sex: Turning 'the Talk' Into a Conversation for Life." (read the story...)

Celebrity Parent Jennie Garth: From Beverly Hills 90210 Teen to Veggie Queen
Actress and mother of three Jennie Garth, best known for her role as Kelly Taylor on the TV series "Beverly Hills 90210," is now a spokesperson for Hidden Valley's "Love Your Veggies" campaign. Garth talks to us about life with three daughters, veggie advocacy, and her upcoming projects. (read the story...)

Overcoming Childhood Obesity: How Parents Have Slimmed Their Kids Down
Child obesity has reached epidemic rates and become one of the leading health concerns in the country, causing heart disease, high blood pressure, and other health complications. While causes and treatment can overwhelm parents, the first line of defense is knowing where and how to begin. Read on for real-life stories of families fighting the weight battle. Plus, consult our list of weight loss camps and programs for kids in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and the rest of the NY metro area. (read the story...)

Benefits of Yoga for Children
Learn what yoga can do for kids and their growing bodies and minds. (read the story...)

Getting Ready for Camp: Vaccines and Physicals
Experts offer tips for parents on vaccines and other health prerequisites required by children's camps. Get in the know before your kids go this summer. (read the story...)

What to Do If Your Child Has Croup
Pramod Narula, M.D., chairman of pediatrics at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, explains what croup is, signs and symptoms to looks for, and how parents can treat it at home. (read the story...)

Weight Loss Camps and Programs for Kids in Fairfield County, CT
If your child is struggling with weight, he or she might need extra support outside of your family. Check out these weight loss camps and programs run by experts in children's health - including nutritionists, physicians, and fitness instructors - that cater to kids in Fairfield County, CT. (read the story...)

Nick Jonas' Battle with Diabetes
Most parents (and virtually all pre-teens and teens) know Nick Jonas as the curly-haired, youngest member of the well-liked pop band, the Jonas Brothers. (read the story...)

New Student-to-School Nurse Ratios Announced
The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) recently released new 2009 data highlighting the disparities of students-to-school nurses working in public schools nationwide. (read the story...)

What to Do When Your Kids' Sports Heroes Let Them Down
Many kids look to professional athletes as role models, icons, and heroes. So when sports celebrities like Tiger Woods or Lance Armstrong get into trouble, they might feel let down. Here's advice on how to handle those tough situations and turn them into teachable moments. (read the story...)

Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand: Mom and Children’s Health Care Advocate
Along with being the mother of two young boys, Kirsten Gillibrand is a New York State Senator who supports the general improvement of the family status quo. (read the story...)


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