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Sun safety guide for children

The weather is warming up and we’ve got summer fun on the mind! Most of kids’ favorite activities this season are spent in the sun (think beach, playground and swimming pool!). While some exposure to the sun is great (bring on the vitamin D), it’s easy to get too much of a good thing. With their handy guide, our partners at Healthy Child Healthy World make it easier to protect your children while enjoying all the fun summer brings.

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Leaky gut & food sensitivities

As parents, we spend a lot of time focused on taking care of our child’s “outside body” – dinner, bath, story time and snuggles at bedtime is certainly a daily routine at our house. But it’s just as important to pay attention to how their “inside body” works and what it needs to thrive. One key system to understand in children is the digestive system and how its health may affect the rest of the body.

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How sugar affects children

There are several ways that sugar can affect children, and many health experts believe that there is a connection between the amount of sugar in children’s diets and their overall health. In modest amounts, research shows that sugar can have a healthy place in children’s diets, but that consuming large amounts – especially of refined sugars – can be connected to health problems.

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Easy recipe: Sesame & Mango Yogurt Dressing

This creamy dressing boosts calcium and adds a burst of flavor to vegetables and fruit – either as a salad dressing or a dip. Plus, it’s made with goat milk yogurt so it’s great for children with cow milk sensitivity. Your kids might just end up with a new favorite healthy snack!

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How family mealtime can help kids learn to love the planet

While my parents never made a make a big deal of it, mealtime at our homestead in rural Michigan was always about more than just fueling our bodies. It was a chance to connect with one another and build an appreciation for healthy eating and the environment that has stuck with me for life.

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