Healthy Tip # 31

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Welcome to a new category of my blog simply called ‘Healthy Tips.” Many times, when I write articles for various publications, I need to find sources for the story. Recently, I wrote an article for Yahoo Shine (click here) about keeping kids healthy. I was looking for experts and parents to chime in and give their favorite ‘tips’ to help kids (and their families) lead a healthy lifestyle.

The feedback for the story was amazing. The sources had some fantastic points of view that could not be ignored, and I thought their opinions should be viewed on the Your Health Journal web site.

So, enjoy my new series, with some ‘great’ insight from some ‘great’ people giving exceptional and educational points of view.

Healthy Tip From Kathleen Dunn

“Make the family meal a regular habit. Children who enjoy regular family meals are more likely to eat fruits, vegetables and other nutrient-rich foods and less likely to drink sugary soft drinks and other empty-calorie foods. What’s more, children-and parents-who eat regular family meals tend to maintain leaner, healthier body weights.”

– Kathleen Dunn, registered dietitian and co-author of Eating for A’s: A month- y-month nutrition and lifestyle guide to help raise smarter kids