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Kid Fitness Blog on Super Healthy Kids
Many people are taking the move toward health and fitness. They modify their lifestyles and eat healthy, exercise more, and take on a positive mindset. But it should not just be adults who should embark on the road to fitness. Kids, too, need to be fit and healthy. This blog by Super Healthy Kids features articles that can help parents raise healthy kids. The articles fall under categories such as healthy parenting, kids in the kitchen, kid fitness, picky eaters, and sleep, among others. Here parents can read about yoga for kids, ways to get kids to exercise, fitness trackers for kids, and more.

Kids and Foods: The Healthy Food Pyramid
Teaching your children about healthy foods is important, and this site called by the United STates Department of Agriculture helps them see what foods to eat, and how much to eat. The site includes fun ways to teach children about the food pyramid, and there are sections for kids six to 11 years old, and for preschoolers two to five years old. There are games and posters to download, as well as worksheets and coloring pages. Classroom materials are also available so teachers can teach kids about the food pyramid. See Flourish, a personal/ private chef in Aspen, for healthy food prepared in your own home in Aspen, CO.

School Lunches: From Garden to Table
Children can learn to enjoy healthy foods at home and in the school cafeteria. This page on the BlueCross/BlueShield website of North Carolina discussing rethinking your kids' cafeteria food to include healthy fresh fruits and vegetables. Working with local farmers, schools can offer children alternatives to the standard baby carrots, iceberg lettuce and broccoli florets that appear in many school menus. Strawberries, watermelons, cantaloupes, apples, tomatoes, sweet potatoes and cabbage are but some of the fruits and vegetables delivered directly from local farms to North Carolina school cafeterias.

Tips on Proper Backpack Use from the Ontario Chiropractic Association
Backpacks and their daily use go hand-in-hand with back and neck pain. With children and young adults some of the most common users of backpacks, this article on provides a number of common-sense, very easy-to-use tips on the use of backpacks and how to avoid back and neck strain. You'll learn how to choose the right backpack, pack it appropriately, and even how to put it on and wear it throughout the course of a day. Readers can also find links to additional articles on proper backpack usage depending on where you live.

What Can My Lactose Intolerance Kid Eat?
WebMD says that Lactose Intolerant Kids Need Dairy. They need calcium. Make sure that your children and teenagers get the calcium they need, especially if they experience lactose intolerance. There are plenty of nondairy foods that are high in calcium. Green vegetables, such as broccoli and kale, and fish with soft, edible bones, such as salmon and sardines, are excellent sources of calcium. And kids may be able to have yogurt as well, because yogurt with active cultures is a good source of calcium. The bacterial cultures used in making yogurt produce some of the lactase enzyme required for proper digestion, so this is a great calcium option for your kid.

6 Secrets of Kids Who Rarely Get Sick
Children are more susceptible to illness than adults because kids’ immune systems are not as developed as adults’ immune systems are. However, this does not mean that it is natural for children to get sick too frequently. Sometimes parents wonder why their child gets sick more often than the neighbor’s brood, or why a certain child from daycare does not seem to get well from his cold. This article from Parents Magazine presents six secrets of children who hardly ever get sick. These tips include frequent handwashing, regular physical activity, adequate sleep, proper hygiene, and a healthy balanced diet.

Managing Your Child’s Anger
A happy child is a healthy child, so if your child is angry, you need to help them deal with it. This site discusses the three components of anger, which includes the emotional state of anger, the expression of anger and understanding anger. This article discusses how to understand and manage anger and give teachers and parents tips for guiding children to express their anger through popular psychological models.

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Health is the second blessing that we mortals are capable of—a blessing that money cannot buy.

—Izaak Walton (1593–1683)

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