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How Climate Change Is Placing Your Child’s Health at Risk — and What You Can Do About It

February 18, 2020 • Our Blog • Uncategorized

The health consequences of climate change disproportionately affect children. Fortunately, there are steps parents, teachers, and coaches can take to keep young people healthy. Climate change frequently makes headlines, but typically for its effects on the polar ice caps or global agriculture — not Little League games. However, the effects climate change has on young children — and young athletes in particular — should be at the forefront of every parent’s mind. According to a new report from the medical journal, The Lancet, the detrimental health effects caused by climate change will disproportionately affect vulnerable populations, including the chronically ill, the elderly, and young c

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How to Soothe Your Child’s Winter Cold

January 2, 2020 • Our Blog • Uncategorized

Cold season is right around the corner. Here’s how to soothe your child’s symptoms from the comfort of your own home. Temperatures may be dropping, but you know what’s on the rise? Runny noses, sneezes, and fevers. That’s right: cold season is coming in hot. Children under the age of five are at an especially high risk of infection, and because they spend so much time sharing classrooms, desks, and toys with other children around their own age, germs can be nearly impossible to avoid at this time of year. Unfortunately, mosts colds are viral infections, which means they can’t be cleared up with an

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Flying with Small Children for the First Time? Here’s How to Prepare.

December 3, 2019 • Our Blog • Uncategorized

Traveling with children can be stressful, but careful preparation can ensure your journey goes smoothly. As the holiday season approaches, many families are hammering down their travel plans. Whether it’s a trip to see the German Christmas markets in person or just a short flight across the state to see grandma, holiday travel can be stressful — especially when you’re traveling with a small child for the first time. Fortunately, careful planning can make your travel experience all but stress-free, and a successful first flight can lay the groundwork for a lifetime of enjoyable travel experiences for your

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Should Your Kids Steer Clear of Plant-Based Milks?

November 13, 2019 • Our Blog • Uncategorized

Plant-based milks may be seen as a health food, but they’re not necessarily healthy for young children. Plant-based milks are among the latest health food crazes, but according to a new set of nutritional guidelines released by experts from the American Heart Association, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists, they may not be healthy for everyone. These new guidelines may hold some surprises for parents, as many of their recommendations contravene popular beliefs about what beverages are healthy for kids to drin

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Does Your Child Have Food Allergies? Here’s How to Get Through the Holidays Safely

November 12, 2019 • Our Blog • Uncategorized
Thanksgiving dinner with American-African family at table. The whole family is gathered around the table for eating. The little brother of 5 years old is hungry. Photos are taken with spontaneity and real emotions and Captured the specific decorations, meals and festivities in Quebec such as Christmas and Thanksgiving traditions.

The holiday season is meant to be joyful, but for parents of children with food allergies, it can be an incredibly stressful couple of months.  For most people, the holiday season is a time of great celebration. It’s hard not to find joy in gathering with loved ones around a feast of homemade food — unless, of course, you’re the parent of a child with food allergies. As homemade meals become more prevalent around the holidays, it can be difficult for parents to monitor their children’s food for a

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