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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.
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.
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.
Teach your kids the importance of good hygiene early with these four healthy habits.
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.
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.
New research shows that joining athletics may be a catalyst for success in other areas of life, especially for young girls.
Follow one mother's journey to find out if surgery is the right choice for her 5-year-old daughter.
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.
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.
Tips for parents: Keep your children protected against outdoor hazards this summer, from bugs and burns to slips and scrapes.
Author Jeanne Muchnick offers practical tips for busy moms on how to make dinnertime easier.
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."
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.
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.
Learn what yoga can do for kids and their growing bodies and minds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Find out how these eight super foods can help prevent the flu and keep your immune system healthy - the natural way.
Talking to children about tragedy is certainly not the easiest part of parenting, but it is an important one. In light of the recent, devastating earthquake in Haiti, World Vision US, a Christian humanitarian relief organization, offers eight tips on how to handle this subject with your kids.