Health Blog

Everyone can use a little healthy advice from time to time. That’s why we created Health Tips—blogs packed with great information to help you and your family stay well. Here you’ll find our doctors and healthy living experts sharing advice in areas like nutrition, exercise, heart health, cancer prevention and more.

The New Kid

No one likes being the new kid. But this school year, there are bound to be some in every school. It’s understandably nerve-wracking to go to a new school – whether you’re the only new kid, or if you are simply joining your classmates in moving to a new building. As adults, we can help ease that anxiety. Here are some tips:

Brain Boosting Breakfasts

Don’t let your kids start the day on an empty brain! Help them kick their smarts into high gear with a brain-fueling breakfast. Believe it or not, the foods they eat can actually help them perform better in school.

Try some of these tasty ways to start the day:

Ask the Right Questions

Get a better after-school dialogue going with your kids! If the only answer you get is “fine” when you ask about their day, you’re not alone. But it also means you aren’t asking the right questions. Here are five questions that are sure to draw more details:

Top Your Burger Right

Eating less meat can have a positive impact on health, but registered dietitian Molly Sleger is not quite convinced that plant-based mock meat can transform cardiovascular disease in our country. New companies are promoting their plant-based meats. Fast food restaurants are adding plant burgers to their menus. These plant-based meat companies are suggesting that even meat eaters will want to eat this new menu item. 

Kid-friendly Dinner Ideas

Between piano lessons, after-school clubs and football practice, it’s amazing moms manage to serve dinner at all! We understand that back-to-school and fall activities schedules can hit families hard, so we’re hooking you up with a week’s worth of easy, kid-friendly dinner ideas to keep your busy kids fueled.