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Teaching kids gratitude around Thanksgiving

Being thankful and showing gratefulness doesn’t come naturally to children. 

Making changes today for a healthy tomorrow

Nearly 10 percent of the American population today is living with diabetes.

Bullying prevention in the digital age

There’s no getting around it, digital devices are engrained in our day-to-day activities and will be for the rest of our lives.

The Power of Parents: How They Can Help Prevent Bullying

Bullying. It’s something we’ve all heard about, whether you have kids or not.

Homework isn't just for kids

Homework has been around since the early 20th century.

Kindness does more than make others smile

“A kindness is never wasted” – it was the moral of one of Aesop’s Fables.

For fruits and vegetables, the magic number is 8

So often we hear people saying they want to “eat better” or “lose weight,” with no definitive goals in mind.

Winning the battle against bug bites

Each year around this time, Wisconsinites are faced with a barrage of bugs.

It's time to slather on the sunscreen

Here comes summer, with all of its sunshine, warm temperatures, and opportunities for the family.

Go screen-free and watch for health benefits to follow

Televisions started selling all the way back in the 1930s, and they certainly have withstood the test of time.

Keep things cool for better sleep

You may have once heard someone describe temperatures outside as “good sleeping weather” in the spring, summer or fall.

Electronics in the bedroom: A problem that deserves more limelight

Have you ever reminisced about what life was like before cell phones and tablet computers? It’s almost hard to believe they didn’t exist just a couple decades ago.

The history of daylight saving, and conquering it with no sweat

It’s that time of the year when we are reminded to “spring forward.”

Show love through a healthy diet

We talk a lot about love and hearts in the month of February.

The unhealthy life choice kids continue to choose every day

It’s easier to never start using tobacco than it is to quit. That is the message we want children to hear.

Laugh a little - It could help your heart

A famous author once said “laughter is inner jogging.” While that may be a bit of a stretch, doctors agree it has a variety of benefits.

Walk, Run, Play - It's Not Happening As Often As It Should

Being active is a critical part of a healthy lifestyle, but let’s face it, many children are not walking, running and playing enough. Instead, a large portion of their time is spent on things that don’t burn many calories.

4 Ways to Eat Local this Winter
Just because the days are getting shorter and the temperature’s getting cooler doesn’t mean you need to revert to eating comfort food all winter long. There are still plenty of options for enjoying fresh, nutritional produce in Dane County.

5 Tips for Conquering Grocery Shopping

Groceries can be one of your biggest monthly expenses. So how do you shop smart while still whipping up delicious and nutritious meals?

Food for Thought: Mindful Eating

Mindful eating is the practice of deliberately paying attention, non-judgmentally, to the food you eat. In our busy lives, we often do not pay attention to our eating.

What Color is Your Family's Diet?

Take a look at your dinner plate. How many colors do you see? The more colors you see, the more nutrients you are eating. Find out what each color means for your diet.

Kid-tested healthy recipes

Check out these kid-tested, dietitian-approved recipes to keep your kids eating healthy all day long. Some are even easy enough for your kids to make!

Gratitude & Volunteering
Whether it's shoveling the neighbor's driveway, donating toys for a local top drive or building a house for Habitat for Humanity, teaching the importance of volunteering can be one of the best gifts a parent can give to their child.

Healthy Rewards for Happy Families
Rewarding children for their behavior or accomplishments can be effective for many families. But, basing rewards on screen time or food can be a slippery slope. Dean Medical Group pediatrician Dr. Rebecca Charles suggests some of the following age-based rewards as an alternative.

Strike a pose: Using yoga to help kids unwind

For many kids, it can be hard to wind down after a long day at school. One way to help kids stretch and relax after a busy day is to try some yoga.

Time for Kids & Channel 3

We are proud to partner with WISC-TV Channel 3 on this important initiative.

Visit the Time for Kids section on for more resources on keeping kids healthy!

Resource: Let's Move!

Let’s Move! is an initiative launched by First Lady Michelle Obama. It is dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams.

Visit the Let's Move! site for tips on ways you can make your children's future brighter.

More Recipes

Looking for more recipes? Browse our Healthy Recipes section, which contains more than 50 recipes contributed by our dietitians.

You may find your kids have adventurous tastes!

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