Did you ever stop to think about how long your body goes without food from the time you eat dinner until you have breakfast in the morning? It could be 10 or 11 hours. And if you skip breakfast, add another 4 or 5 hours. No wonder you get hungry. According to the Food Research […]
OSU Extension has a new program geared specifically to kids and is bringing it to schools, churches, after-school programs and other organizations across the state this fall and winter. It comes complete with a series of video-recorded motivational messages including this one by Buckeye football players Jamie Wood, Jake Stoneburner and DeVier Posey. Contact your […]
Childhood obesity has been in the news a lot recently, as First Lady Michelle Obama takes it on as her signature issue. This is indeed a problem as we have seen a steady rise over the past years. Consider these stats from the Center for Disease Control: “Data from NHANES surveys (1976–1980 and 2003–2006) show that the […]
Give a child a giant pixie stick and what happens? Many people would say, watch out! Refined (processed/added) sugars may have some effect on children’s activity, according to the National Institutes of Health. Refined sugars enter the bloodstream quickly, so they produce rapid fluctuations in blood glucose levels. This might trigger adrenaline and make a child more […]
Research shows that family meals are almost magical. Almost every benefit you could want for your child and your family has been shown to be related to the simple act of sitting down without the TV and eating a meal together.
Now is a great time of year to provide more fruits and vegetables for your children. We are fortunate to have many farm markets in Ohio. Or, you may have fruits and vegetables in your own back yard. Fruits and vegetables in season are inexpensive to provide for your family. Fall is the […]