5 Healthy Snacks for Kids

healthy snacks include applesWhether your kids are homeschooling, virtual learning or in class learning, I bet that snacks are a big part of the day. Snacks can make up the majority of your child’s calories, so making sure that they are nutritious is important. With the abundance of commercially processed, high sugar and brightly colored foods available, it can be hard to teach kids about more natural, satisfying options. So when preparing snacks, combine nutritious food with a fun presentation that your kids will enjoy! Continue reading “5 Healthy Snacks for Kids”

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7 Natural Immunity Boosters for Kids

immunity boosters for kids help keep them healthy Sometimes it feels as if threats are everywhere. There’s always something ready and waiting to attack our children’s immune systems – from allergens and bacteria to ever-evolving strains of the common cold – and we don’t want them to miss out on fun or important things due to an illness that could have been avoided.

Though we can’t possibly protect our children from every threat, simply boosting their immune systems will go a long way toward helping their bodies fight many of the nasty germs floating around out there. Continue reading “7 Natural Immunity Boosters for Kids”

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More Useful Back-to-School Tips… Especially for this Novel Season

back-to-school from homeIt’s back-to-school like never before. For so many of us, this September is like no other. Instead of driving our kids to the classroom, we’re walking them to the kitchen table, trusting them to work in their bedrooms, or dropping them into the playpen.

Now more than ever, parents are being asked to take their children’s education into their own hands and be parent, teacher, babysitter, chef and sports coach all in one. Move over, Sisyphus! Continue reading “More Useful Back-to-School Tips… Especially for this Novel Season”

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April 20-26: Nourishing Hope Summit – Nutrition for ADHD, Autism & Anxiety

nourishing hope summitThe number of children being diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disorders is on the rise. Currently, there are over six million children with ADHD. About 1 in 54 children have autism, and over four million children have been diagnosed with anxiety. Most children with neurodevelopmental disorders suffer physical health issues as well as neurological symptoms. Research shows that there is a strong correlation between mental health conditions and nutrient status. For example, 50% of children with autism have been shown not to meet the nutritional requirements for 11 important nutrients. Continue reading “April 20-26: Nourishing Hope Summit – Nutrition for ADHD, Autism & Anxiety”

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Back to School Series: Are Your Kids Getting Enough Sleep?

sleeping2Over the summer many people have a more relaxed schedule and bedtimes for the kids may be a bit more flexible. But now that school is in full swing, are your kids getting enough sleep? Establishing a sleep schedule in order to get a good night’s sleep can be extra important. Recent research has found that consistent bedtimes result in better health for most people.

And if you are like me, putting my kids to bed later does not result in a later wake-up time. Even reducing sleep by 1 hour per night can affect your child’s cognition and ability to pay attention. Continue reading “Back to School Series: Are Your Kids Getting Enough Sleep?”

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