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Experts agree: Childhood obesity is a major problem. “About one-third of our pediatric patients are overweight or obese,” says Jennifer Brumm, M.D., a pediatrician at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse. The issue is not just aesthetic.
If your kids are interested in cooking, even from a very early age, involve them in the kitchen. The holiday season is a great time to start involving your little sous chef.
After working at Camp Wabi for the past two years, I have come to a realization — it is the most rewarding place on this earth. As a counselor, I have witnessed the momentous, positive changes this camp can make — physically, mentally and emotionally.
Mayo Clinic Health System — Franciscan Healthcare devotes significant resources to promoting healthy eating and lifestyles, with a particular focus on gardening. That's why we are choosing to get involved with GROW La Crosse.
Children and parents are gearing up for the start of another school year. Preparation for the hallways means shopping for backpacks, clothes and other school supplies. But don't overlook your child's health before the first bell rings.
For Jessica Frase, 14, of Eau Claire, “Camp Wabi is really, really, really fun.” But what is Camp Wabi?
Eating healthy at holiday parties sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? After all, it is a party and there is rarely a holiday party without some of our favorite foods.
School teachers help our children grow and develop, but they need your help by packing a healthy lunch. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recognizes a link between healthy eating and academic achievement in children.
Obesity is an epidemic in the United States, but it’s not just affecting adults. It’s estimated that one-third of American children and adolescents are either overweight or obese.