Blazing running speed, powerful muscles and quick maneuvering are all signs of a strong athlete. But, behind all that speed, power and agility is more than just practice, exercise and strength training. Good nutrition is essential in order to enhance athletic performance both on and off the field. For kids, it’s even more critical because […]
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Can games make learning more fun? Bingo! They sure can. Here’s a game to reinforce proper diabetes nutrition. Called “Nutrition Bingo,” it can be played by the whole family.
A healthy lunch can play a role in your child’s success at school. In this Children’s Channel video, Lindsay Bailey, MS, RD/LD, a clinical dietitian at Akron Children’s Hospital, offers a lunch bag full of creative and nutritious ideas.
The Mahoning Valley Healthy Kids Coalition, led by Akron Children’s, is conducting a free “Eat Healthy, Be Active Parent/Child Program” in 4 locations starting this week. The program includes 6 weekly, 1-hour classes where parents and their preschool children gather for fun games, lessons and prizes designed to teach the importance of physical activity and nutrition.
Introduced in 2011, MyPlate was created by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide families with a simple tool to help them enjoy a healthy diet. In this video, dietitian Cathy Wills discusses how MyPlate encourages a more balanced diet and smaller portion sizes.
Well-known sports nutritionist Nancy Clark recently reviewed a few surveys and studies taken in the last month and announced some important points on what’s best for fueling an athlete. The topics ranged from protein supplements to common diet deficiencies in athletes to hydration best practices.