May 6, 2019

Are you hungry again?

Eating is something we all do!   Most children eat three meals a day and most kids snack.  Why do kids snack?  Because kids need to refuel their body, especially when they are active - like playing games, running, walking, jumping, swinging, etc....

April 8, 2019

Do you have food allergies? 

Lots of kids have food allergies!  Some are allergic to seafood, milk, eggs, wheat, soy, peanuts - just to name a few. So, they have to watch what they eat at all times.  No cheating either! 

Everyone has an immune system.  That is...

March 11, 2019

Powerful Protein!  

Did you know that your muscles, organs and immune system are made up mostly of protein?  Your body uses protein you eat to make lots of specialized protein molecules that have special jobs. 

Protein is used to make hemoglobin which is the pa...

February 11, 2019

Make Sure You Take Your Vitamins!  

Vitamins are very important substances that are found in the foods we eat. Like minerals, vitamins are needed by your body to help it work properly. Every vitamin has a special role that it plays in your growth and development. 


January 25, 2019

Sledding is fun!  

Staying warm is important when your outside during the winter.The right clothing and equipment will help you do that.Dress in layers, people often say. This is true, but some of the newer fabrics for cold weather give you the warmth of layers wit...

January 8, 2019

Will I have a scar? 

Have you ever fallen down, cut your knee and heard the phrase, "You're probably going to have a huge scar." Most kids have. In fact, most kids already have a few scars with interesting stories.  Centuries ago, warriors showed off their scars as symb...

December 11, 2018

My Throat Hurts!  

If someone in your family or at school has strep throat, there is a good chance you may get it too.  Strep throat is spread when healthy people come into contact with people who have it.  When a person with strep throat sneezes or blows his or he...

November 2, 2018

What is Asthma?  

When you breathe in through your nose or mouth, the air goes into your windpipe, through the airways (or bronchial tubes) and into the lungs. For most kids, this is easy and automatic. When a person has asthma, it can be more difficult.  When you...

October 5, 2018

Colds and Kids

As the autumn weather grows cooler and cooler, cold season is right around the corner.  The ‘common cold’ is caused by viruses (germs) that infect the nose, throat and sinuses. Colds are most common in the fall and winter when people are indoors and in cl...

July 2, 2018


Poison Ivy, Poison Oak and Poison Sumac all contain the same rash causing substance called urushiol (yoo-roo-sheeol).  It is an odorless, colorless oil.  The leaves of these plants release urushiol when they are bumped, torn or b...

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