#JustCookForKids

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There’s little doubt that our diet is responsible for a variety of health problems. Kids and families eat very differently than they did a generation ago. Processed foods are part of life. What if it’s not so much the kind of food we eat but how the food is prepared that gives rise to many […]

Don’t Eat the Marshmallow

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At Stanford University, a group of researchers studied the ability of four-year olds to wait for a treat.  In the experiments, children were offered two marshmallows if they could hold out and overcome the oh-so-tempting one marshmallow that sat within reach. Guess how many children could delay gratification for the bigger, better outcome?  Watch: The […]

Wanna play?

Go Outside And Play

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I often wish I could write a prescription for play that reads:  “Go Outside and Play”   Sig: as directed and  undirected is even better. Disp:  Quantity Sufficient If daily outdoor play were a medicine, it would taste like bubble gum and be so good the kids would take it without fussing. It would help […]