7 Healthy Gift Ideas for Kids

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Still looking for holiday gifts for those little loved ones in your life? We have ideas, all health-focused. These gadgets and toys are one way to help kids move more and eat well, habits that can help keep them healthy as adults.

And if you’re looking for health-focused gift ideas for your adult friends and family, we have those too.

1. Hula hoops, lighted or not – This gift is for all ages. You can get one for you and one for your child so you can hoop together! Read more… “7 Healthy Gift Ideas for Kids”

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    How to make kid-friendly, tasty fruit leather with 4 ingredients

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    One of my favorite things about fall is apple season. Apples are crisp and sweet and make for a great grab-and-go snack. They are also packed full of cancer-protective nutrients like fiber and the flavonoid quercetin, an antioxidant that has anti-inflammatory properties.

    This year I decided to do something different with my bundle of apples and make homemade fruit leather. Fruit leather is a great snack for any age, but is a particularly good kid-friendly alternative to fruit rollups.

    Traditional fruit rollups contain almost no real fruit – the first two ingredients are corn syrup and sugar, followed by a small amount of fruit concentrate and a list of unknown additives (e.g. acetylated monoglycerides). Read more… “How to make kid-friendly, tasty fruit leather with 4 ingredients”

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      Tax sugary drinks to lower obesity (and cancer risk), says World Health Organization

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      The World Health Organization is urging countries to tax sugary sodas, and other sugary drinks in order to lower consumption, which can reduce the numbers of people suffering from diabetes as well as cancer and other non-communicable diseases, according to a report they released today.

      Regular consumption of sugary drinks leads to overweight and obesity, diabetes and tooth decay, the report highlights. With these their link to weight gain, sugary drinks also increase cancer risk. AICR research shows overweight and obesity increases risk of eleven cancers, including post-menopausal breast, colorectal and esophageal.

      Avoiding sugary drinks is one of AICR’s Recommendations for Cancer Prevention. Read more… “Tax sugary drinks to lower obesity (and cancer risk), says World Health Organization”

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