How to Help Kids and Pets

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Eliminating problem foods and between-meal snacking, as well as decreasing portion sizes, can help prevent obesity in both kids and pets.

Still More Halloween Strategies

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Today’s message in our Halloween-themed series is mainly about the very end stage of Halloween night. What to do with the loot?

More Halloween Strategies

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If you want a candy-less Halloween provide enough entertaining activities for your kids, who value your attention more than sugar.

Halloween Strategies

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Halloween can be a difficult time for overweight children. We suggests ways for families to ease the stress by adopting some best practices.

How to Make Halloween Memories

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Redesign the Halloween tradition to emphasize creativity and family togetherness, and candy will be the last thing on your kids’ minds.

Remodeling Halloween

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What can we do to make Halloween candy collection less important? One option is to shift the emphasis to creativity and participation.

Halloween — a Paradigm Shift

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Here’s a quick rundown of the insidious ways Halloween could do harm, along with some suggestions for “best practices.”

Some Possibly Missing Pieces

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Children overeat to cancel out bad feelings. This age-old problem is unlikely to be solved by a brochure.

The Love Diet

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An emotional eater will eat anything, and with most people, it all comes down to emotional eating.

Pet Week — a Quick Review

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Studies found that children in dog-owning homes tend to get more exercise. Pets can also provide comfort and exert a relaxing influence that relieves the stress in many lives.

Childhood Obesity News | OVERWEIGHT: What Kids Say | Dr. Robert A. Pretlow
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