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  • Get Your Kids to Eat More Veggies with These Sneaky Suggestions

    Get Your Kids to Eat More Veggies with These Sneaky Suggestions

    Yucky. That's often what I hear when I offer my children (especially my picky two-year-old) vegetables. They are green and mushy and unappetizing to these tiny food critics.

    Jessa McClure
    Posted September 16, 2014

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  • Pleasing a Pint-Sized Picky Eater

    Pleasing a Pint-Sized Picky Eater

    By Jessa McClureIt's dinner time, and I'm once again staring down the table at my two-year-old, waiting, hoping, begging for him to take a bite. But he is skilled at this game of chicken (even though he wouldn't eat it), and he knows how to win. For a second he brings a piece of broccoli to his…

    Jessa McClure
    Posted September 04, 2014

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  • How to Keep Your Gluten-Sensitive Kids Healthy and Feeling Like Everyone Else

    How to Keep Your Gluten-Sensitive Kids Healthy and Feeling Like Everyone Else

    By Jessa McClureApproximately one percent of Americans suffer from celiac disease and 18 million more suffer from a gluten sensitivity, according to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness. While it is difficult for anyone to deal with these irritating conditions, it is even more difficult…

    Jessa McClure
    Posted July 18, 2014

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  • 6 Ways to Motivate Your Kids to Move More

    6 Ways to Motivate Your Kids to Move More

    By Jessa McClureWith busy schedules and mountains of homework, it can sometimes be difficult to find time to be active. But leading a sedentary lifestyle can be detrimental to your child's future. Child obesity rates have tripled in the last 30 years, according to www.LetsMove.gov, and if we don't…

    Jessa McClure
    Posted July 09, 2014

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  • What You Should Know Before Your Child Gets Braces

    What You Should Know Before Your Child Gets Braces

    By Jessa McClure Having metal wires and brackets strapped to your teeth during an already insecure time of life can be daunting for many kids who get braces. But there are ways to make the transition to orthodontics smoother and less stress-inducing.1. Choose the Right OrthodontistCreating an…

    Jessa McClure
    Posted June 25, 2014

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  • 6 Common Summer Illnesses You Should Know About

    6 Common Summer Illnesses You Should Know About

    By Jessa McClureSummer illnesses can pop up out of nowhere and ruin our fun in the sun. But Dr. Tim Martindale, a Providence Healthcare Network family medicine doctor, said if parents are aware of these diseases and conditions, then they can help their children avoid them.Here are some of the most…

    Jessa McClure
    Posted June 13, 2014

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  • Help Fuel Your Little Athlete’s Summer Activities in a Healthy Way

    Help Fuel Your Little Athlete’s Summer Activities in a Healthy Way

    By Jessa McClure                    More than 40 million kids participate in organized sports every year, and many of these dedicated little athletes will be braving the scorching summer temperatures…

    Jessa McClure
    Posted June 06, 2014

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  • 8 Ways to Keep Your Children Safe on a Family Camping Trip

    By Jessa McClureWith the nation's economy still recovering, many people are opting to stay close to home this summer and enjoy camping in their local parks. According to The Outdoor Foundation, more than 42 million Americans went camping in 2011, and the numbers continue to grow each year.This…

    Jessa McClure
    Posted May 30, 2014

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  • Prevent Heat-Related Illness With Hydration, Plan of Action

    Prevent Heat-Related Illness With Hydration, Plan of Action

    By: Jessa McClureSummer seems to come earlier every year, especially in Texas, and that means spring sports and outdoor activities can quickly become dangerous in the oppressive heat. If that hot, sweaty feeling becomes something more dangerous like heat exhaustion, it can quickly develop into a…

    Jessa McClure
    Posted May 23, 2014

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  • Teaching Water Safety at an Early Age

    Teaching Water Safety at an Early Age

    By: Jessa McClureAs the weather turns warm and families head to local pools, lakes and waterways to cool down, the issue of water safety becomes even more apparent.Drowning is the second leading cause of death in children ages one to 14, according to the Centers for Disease Control. But there are…

    Jessa McClure
    Posted May 15, 2014

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