Health+Fitness

healthy eating

Healthy eating conversation with a family; when and how to do it.

Sometimes a family member or friend needs encouragement to make a healthy change. Try these tips to start a conversation about eating healthy. Say why eating healthy is important. “Your health is important to me. I care about you and want you to live a healthy life.” “A healthy diet can help you stay active as …

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healthy snacks

Healthy snacks for kids at home, on the go.

Snacks don’t need to be unhealthy. There are plenty of healthy snack options that give your kids important nutrients and help satisfy hunger between meals. Try these healthy snack ideas. Make “ants on a log” (celery with peanut butter and raisins). Add fruit (fresh, frozen, dried, or canned) to fat-free or low-fat yogurt. Look for canned, …

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teeth, oral

Care for the teeth, tooth decay causes and prevention.

Healthy habits, including brushing and flossing, can prevent tooth decay (cavities) and gum disease. Tooth decay and gum disease can lead to pain and tooth loss. You can prevent most problems with teeth and gums by taking these steps: Brush your teeth 2 times a day with fluoride (“FLOOR-ide”) toothpaste. Floss between your teeth every …

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