Posts tagged "nutrition"

Tweens consume too much salt - here's what parents can do about it

An article published in Pediatrics today found that American tweens and teens are consuming too much salt. Studying kids ages 8-18 years old, researchers found that kids consumed approximately 1,000 milligrams more salt than they should have.In the study, the kids’ studied had about 3,300 milligrams daily.  The recommended daily salt or sodium intake for kids... Read more »

ProActive Kids program helps tweens and their families fight obesity

ProActive Kids program helps tweens and their families fight obesity
Tween obesity is at an unprecedented level with the number of overweight adolescents tripling since 1980. The  ProActive Kids  program works with tween and their families to fight obesity and help tweens become healthier. A free program open to kids ages 8-14 who have a BMI in the 85th percentile and above, ProActive Kids has helped over... Read more »