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How to Help Your Child Achieve and Maintain a Healthy Weight
Supportive parents are key to helping children overcome struggles with weight and body image issues. Read one local child's success story and learn how you can help your child adopt healthy habits and ultimately achieve a healthy weight. (read the story...)

A Parents' Guide to Raising Healthy Kids
We've compiled some of our favorite health articles with the best tips for parents on how to raise healthy children. (read the story...)

Strength Training for Kids: Is It Safe?
Once hotly debated, strength training for kids is now considered safe and even essential to children's health, according to the latest research. (read the story...)

How To Avoid Childhood Obesity and Weight Gain
Healthy eating and exercise can go a long way towards your family’s health but how can it be easy? Our experts share their best tips, plus delicious recipes you can make tonight! (read the story...)

How To Make Delicious, Kid-Friendly Meals
Making a meal together can be an exciting and entertaining activity for every member of the family and it also helps to foster positive eating habits in your kids. Nutritionist Mary Hartley, RD, MPH of CalorieCount.com shares her tips on how to create delicious, kid-friendly meals that are both satisfying and nutritious. (read the story...)

Learning Disabilities Chart: Diagnoses and Symptoms
Consult this chart for common learning disability diagnoses, symptoms, and examples. (read the story...)

The Flu and Other Cold-Weather Bugs: Symptoms and Treatments for Infants
Your winter survival guide: Help your baby fight off the flu and other cold-weather bugs with our expert advice on how to handle a variety of seasonal symptoms. (read the story...)

Kids in the Kitchen: The Benefits of Cooking with Your Children
Yeah, sometimes it's messy as all get-out. But cooking with your kids is always fun — and rife with teaching opportunities. (read the story...)

New York State Heath Insurance Options for Children and Families
Learn about statewide health care options for families of varied financial means. (read the story...)

Why Parents Should Say 'Yes' to Immunizations for Their Children
If you choose not to vaccinate your child, you are putting more than just him at risk. Drs. Elaine Barfield and Eunice Rhee make the case for getting your child the proper vaccines before it's too late. (read the story...)

Supernanny Jo Frost Visits Brooklyn School to Raise Awareness About Breathing Disorder
Supernanny Jo Frost visited La Clima Elementary in Brooklyn, NY, to raise awareness about exercise-induced bronchospasm (EIB) and educate locals about the effects this disorder can have on undiagnosed children and adults. (read the story...)

Manhattan Mompreneur: Gigi Lee Chang, Founder of Plum Organics
Gigi Lee Chang, Manhattan mom and founder of Plum Organics, talks to us about her organic baby food line, including what inspired her, how she started the business, and what's next. (read the story...)

How to Avoid Allergies and Asthma on Halloween
While witches, ghosts, and ghouls haunt us all on Halloween, children with food allergies, allergic rhinitis, and asthma also need to beware of the triggers that lurk in the holiday's candy, costumes, makeup, and decorations. Read on for tips, courtesy of the experts at www.AllergyAndAsthmaRelief.org, on how to avoid reactions that spoil spooky fun. (read the story...)

Common Sleep Disorders in Children and How to Cure Them
Experts explain how to deal with the most common youth sleep disturbances, so your child can finally get the rest she so badly needs. (read the story...)

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...)


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