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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Archive for the ‘Obesity’ Category

Back-to-school physicals: What parents need to know

With the academic year about to start, parents likely have their kids’ school physicals at the top of their to-do lists. What do you need to ask before, during and after you visit the pediatrician’s office? We asked two local Valley pediatricians what parents should know about their child’s physical, mental and emotional health. Matthew […]

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Behind the ‘zine: Kyle Pratt talks childhood obesity, value of hard work

Few interviews have touched me as deeply as this one — probably because I, too, was overweight as I headed into a new high school. I remember what it feels like to be painfully self-conscious and uncomfortable in your own skin. But what struck me in 2011 about Kyle Pratt of Scottsdale was his incredible […]

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6th annual Kids Cooking Challenge seeks healthy recipes

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Is there a young sous chef in your household? Does your child like to lend a hand with meal preparation? Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona is looking for the next great kid chef during the sixth annual Walk On! Kids Cooking Challenge. This kid-inspired side-dish recipe contest is aimed at motivating Arizona kids to […]

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Don’t pressure overweight kids about eating habits

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Worried about a middle or high schooler who is overweight? Not sure how to slow or reverse weight gain in a teen who could be on the path to obesity? A new study suggests that concerned parents might want to take a look at some of the ways they interact with their adolescents around food. “Parent/Adolescent […]

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Banner Children’s GO KIDS! Fitness Challenge

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Looking for fun ways to keep the kids active this summer? Banner Children’s “GO KIDS! Fitness Challenge” begins this week. The free program, designed to help kids stay active and healthy during summer break, continues through Sunday, June 28. Families can join anytime until about midway through the four-week program, according to Corey Schubert, public […]

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Processed toddler meals too high in sugar and salt

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New research shows that many processed toddler meals and snacks are too high in salt and sugar. In a study to be published in the March 2015 issue of Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), researchers looked at the sugar and sodium content of 1,074 pre-packaged processed toddler meals, including dinners, snacks, cereals and […]

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Recipes wanted – 2015 Walk On! Kids Cooking Challenge

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Have a kiddo who loves to cook? Here’s a cooking contest created especially for the young foodie in your house. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona has launched the 2015 Walk On! Kids Cooking Challenge aimed at motivating Arizona kids to incorporate healthy options into their daily food choices. For the fifth consecutive year, the company […]

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Win a grant for your child’s classroom: Walk On! 

Blue Cross Blue Shield, Walk On! Challenge, Shari LaBuwi, Desert Sun Academy

Have a child in fourth or fifth grade? Want to win a $5,000 grant for your child’s classroom? Of course you do! Spread the word: Teachers and school administrators have until Friday, Nov. 21 to register for Walk On! Walk On! is a free health and fitness program sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona […]

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Sleep-deprived teens at risk for obesity

Could the lack of sleep from hefty high school schedules, late-night texting sessions or the lure of the latest video game lead to obesity? A study, published online in July in the Journal of Pediatrics, examined the effect of sleeplessness on obesity in teenagers over time. The study: Researchers from Columbia University and the University of North […]

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Chris Lineberry: Putting kids first

A heart attack at age 36 would forever change school principal Chris Lineberry, EdD. After Lineberry recovered, he huddled with faculty and staff to find ways to cope with stress and improve overall health and wellness for everyone at school. Lineberry banished sugary, overly processed foods from the cafeteria menu and required an hour of […]

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