Kids and Parenting
4 Tips to Handle Halloween Candy in a Healthy Way
The average kid is likely going to consume between 3,500 and 7,000 calories from candy on Halloween. This is the equivalent of up to three cups of sugar. -- and can be hard for kids to brush off of their teeth. Here are some tips to navigate the sugar rush of Halloween, and how to keep kids' teeth clean and healthy.
Navigating Conversations with Children About Obesity
Building healthy habits at home is a great way to teach children and teens behaviors that they can carry with them for the rest of their lives.
10 Healthy and Fun Michigan-Inspired Snacks for Your Kids
Activities with children – whether playing in the backyard or exploring your community – are never complete without snack time. Here are some tasty, healthy snacks that will keep your little ones energized throughout the day.
5 Fun and Creative Ways to Get Your Kids Involved in Cooking
Want to sharpen your child’s cooking skills early? These easy, creative tips can make for a fun family experience in the kitchen.
Fight Childhood Obesity with Go, Glow and Grow Foods
The typical American diet favors convenience foods over health. The “go, glow and grow foods” concept can help kids make healthier choices.
What Age and How Often Should Kids Get an Eye Exam?
Visiting the eye doctor may seem intimidating, especially to kids, but it could make all the difference when testing for visual development and abnormalities.
How to Help Your Child Make Healthy Eating Choices at School
How can you help kids make healthy choices when they buy lunch? It’s important to educate children on nutrition and how to make healthy decisions on their own.
Immunization 101: The vaccines your child needs to stay healthy
August is National Immunization Awareness Month and we’re reminding parents about the immunizations that their kids need to stay healthy.
Bug off: Protect your family from insect bites this summer
Whether camping in the woods or gardening in the backyard, there will likely be mosquitos or ticks. Learn the best way to protect your family from bug bites.
Differences in Chronic Asthma and Exercise-Induced Asthma in Children
Does your child suffer from chronic asthma or exercise-induced asthma? Read more to find out how you can help manage their symptoms.
Fit Like Fido: 5 Healthy Habits You Can Learn From Your Dog
Your dog might slobber and snore, but it also lives a pretty healthy life. Here’s how to find inspiration from your pup to live your healthiest life.
Is It Possible to Keep Holiday Traditions Alive This Year?
Big holiday gatherings are seen as high-risk in this COVID-19 era, so families are looking for new ways to keep traditions at the forefront.
Keep Kids Safe This Holiday: 6 Household Hazards to Avoid
If you’re celebrating this holiday season with babies, toddlers, or small children, you’ll want to take extra precautions to keep them safe.
How to Prepare Kids for a Different Kind of Holiday
Holidays will be different for many families this year. Helping children understand why and picking new ways to make them festive will make the difference.
Talking to Kids About the Dangers of Drinking and Drugged Driving
Many children learn about alcohol and drugs a lot earlier than parents anticipate so having conversations about drinking and drugged driving is important.
4 Ways to Keep Anxiety Out of Your Holiday Planning
COVID-19 is putting a twist in holiday plans this year. But a little prep work ahead of time will make this year’s celebrations smoother.
Ideas to Keep the Family Connected this Holiday Season
From virtual chats decked out in your holiday best, to recipe swaps of your family’s favorites, there are ways to celebrate together while apart this season.
How to Work STEM/STEAM Lessons in at Home Using Household Items
You can encourage your children to do STEM/STEAM projects with things already in your kitchen, pantry and bathroom cupboards.
Keeping Your Kids Healthy: Good Habits Start Young
While your kids can create healthy habits at any age, it’s easiest to teach and instill habits if you get them started down the right path when they’re young.
Making Sure Back-to-School Lunches Keep Their Cool
Packing your kid’s lunch for school is a way to save money and keep lunch healthy. These safety tips will make sure the food stays good until lunchtime.
COVID-19: Things to Consider for Your Back-to-School Checklist
Back-to-school shopping will look and feel different this year. Here are a few items to add to your list for in-person and distance learning.
Pandemic Parenting: It’s Not Perfect and That’s Okay
The struggle is real. Author Brianna Neace shares her take on parenting through a pandemic - the good, the messy and a healthy dose of grace and understanding.
Virtual Ways to Help your Kids Go Green on Earth Day
Earth Day, which happens April 22, is the perfect time to educate your little ones about respecting nature and keeping our environment healthy.
How Receiving Health Care Through Your Pregnancy Can Help You Avoid Complications
Every year around 700 women die from complications around pregnancy and that risk triples if you are an African American, American Indian or Alaska Native woman.