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Health and Nutrition Awareness for Kids

Healthy Kids Resource Guide

Healthy Kids Resource Guide Being healthy is extremely important to maintain a well balanced self. But sometimes we forget to make those healthy choices when we are traveling or busy! Sometimes it is just easier to grab fast food because it’s quick and you don’t need to leave your car. But there are plenty of…

Prediabetes In Children. What To Do?

Did you know that Type 2 diabetes is more aggressive in youth than in adults? Kids and teenagers start suffering from serious complications from the disease just a few years after diagnosis.

Healthy School Lunch Ideas For Kids

Here are 8 winning healthy school lunch ideas for kids from the Pritikin Longevity Center’s nutritionists and chefs. They’re easy to whip up and oh-so tasty. "Just about every child can be motivated to eat well," encourages Pritikin registered dietitian and educator Kimberly Gomer, MS, RD.

High Cholesterol In Children

Kids with High Cholesterol

There is a lot of attention these days on our nation’s childhood obesity epidemic, and that’s a very good thing. But it’s not just overweight children who are in trouble. Many U.S. children, both thin and overweight, have high cholesterol levels. From the faculty at the renowned Pritikin health and weight-loss resort, learn how to reverse it.

Weight Loss, Family Style

Family Weight Loss Program at the Pritikin Family Health Camp

Can the family that gains together lose together? Timothy Gower finds out. Priscilla Marquard was resolute: Her family was going to eat healthier than she did as a kid. “Being American, I ate McDonald’s. Being Southern, I ate fried food,” she recalls in the soft drawl that betrays her Georgia upbringing

Healthy Habits, Smarter Kids?

Healthy Habits Create Smarter Kids

There’s plenty of research showing that healthy eating habits and daily exercise can help children shed extra weight and improve heart health. Research is now finding that this same healthy lifestyle may be good for their minds.

Overweight Kids Need Family-Based Programs

Overweight Kids at the Pritikin Weight Loss Program & Family Camp

Overweight children need more than a visit or two to the doctor to lose weight, asserts new research. What they really require are “family-based behavioral-lifestyle intervention programs,” concluded the study’s lead author Teresa Quattrin, M.D., of Women’s and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, in New York.

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