Change Anything: Escape the Willpower Trap

0 | Posted on Feb 07, 2012

Why don’t diets work?  Why is it so hard to stop eating junk food, get in shape, or stop an expensive venti mocha habit? Maybe because most of us fall into the “willpower trap,” going it alone with nothing but our sworn resolution:  I will lose 20 pounds!  I will get in shape for my [...]

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Encouraging Your Kids' Healthy Habits

0 | Posted on Jan 19, 2012

Do you have kids who eat too much and don’t exercise enough but roll their eyes whenever you start talking about health?  Kids and teens typically don’t “get it” when caregivers warn about diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or other health problems linked with being overweight. So what DO they care about, and how can you use [...]

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Meal Makeover Moms: Healthy Meals with Kid Appeal

0 | Posted on Jan 12, 2012

Are you stuck in a chicken-nugget, plain-pasta, or hot-dog rut with your kids?  Do you wish they would at least try some of the healthier food you put in front of them?  Meal Makeover Moms to the rescue! After surveying nearly 600 moms who identified “picky eaters who whine and complain” as the number one [...]

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Sneaky Fitness: Get Your Kids Off the Couch!

1 | Posted on Dec 29, 2011

How many times a day do you see your kids slouched around a screen?  They may be in the midst of an adrenaline-pumping epic battle, a fruit-ninja slice, or an angry bird slingshot, but besides a twitching thumb or two, their bodies are not moving. Larysa DiDio to the rescue!  Celebrity trainer, Parenting magazine fitness [...]

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National PTA Healthy Lifestyle Program

0 | Posted on Dec 09, 2011

Join the National PTA (Parent-Teacher Association) Chair Betsy Landers to find out why PTAs nationwide are taking action to address childhood obesity by promoting good nutrition and regular physical activity in schools. Why do PTAs need to get involved? The reduction and elimination of recess in as many as 40 percent of U.S. school districts [...]

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Worst Things Parents Unknowingly Do To Overweight Teens

0 | Posted on Nov 21, 2011

When it comes to overweight kids and teens and their families, Dr. Kerri Boutelle has seen it all! A psychologist at UC San Diego who specializes in the causes, characterization, prevention, and treatment of childhood and adolescent obesity and eating disorders, Dr. Boutelle runs a clinical practice where she identifies innovative and cost-effective treatment strategies [...]

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Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Aggression of Girls

0 | Posted on Nov 17, 2011

“I’m SOOO fat!”  (But hey, at least I’m skinnier than you…) Meet  Rachel Simmons, educator, coach, international speaker, and author of the recently re-released bestseller Odd Girl Out, on the hidden aggression of girls and the often brutal race to be popular on the next fitsmiForMoms Radio Show, Friday November 18 from 1-1:30 pm EST. [...]

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The Convenience Diet: Using Frozen Foods to Eat Healthy

0 | Posted on Nov 07, 2011

The home-cooked, sit-down family dinner is still the ideal that most moms strive to achieve. But hey, maybe you don’t have time to shop, prepare and cook fresh daily. So what are the options? Fast food doesn’t cut the mustard, in terms of health, taste, or even your budget. Finer restaurant dining is way too [...]

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Building The Self-Esteem of Overweight Girls

0 | Posted on Oct 24, 2011

Is your overweight daughter depressed, angry, or avoiding social scenes because of her size?  Is she rejecting of her own shape, stuck on a “size zero” ideal?  Does she have an unrealistic body image or weight loss goal?  Does her weight get in the way of her enjoying her teen years in the way that [...]

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Lunch Wars! Meet 'Angry Mom' Amy Kalafa

0 | Posted on Oct 11, 2011

Jump on board the school food revolution with a mom who’s gone to extraordinary lengths to bring healthier food to cafeterias across the country. Concerned about what’s dished up at your child’s school? Listen to Amy’s podcast from our Friday Oct 14 radio show!

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