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Timely Reminders: Summer Safety

Whether your children are home for the summer, on the road with you or away at camp, use these tips to keep your family safe and healthy: Riding Safe When your child is ready to roll, make sure they: • Always wear a helmet when riding a bike, scooter and skateboard, or when roller blading. […]

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Healthy Recipe: Easy Peach Crisp

4 Servings Ingredients 1/2 cup low-fat granola without raisins 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 4 large peaches, pitted and sliced 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 cup vanilla low-fat frozen yogurt Preparation Preheat broiler to high. Place granola on a jelly-roll pan, spreading evenly. Broil 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute. Melt butter […]

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Healthy Recipe: Stuffing with Cranberries

Recipe courtesy of Mayo Clinic Staff Serves 6 Ingredients 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth 1 cup chopped celery 1/2 cup chopped onion 10 slices whole-wheat bread, toasted and cubed 1/4 cup chopped parsley 1 teaspoon dried tarragon 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 cup chopped fresh cranberries 1 cup whole water chestnuts 1 […]

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Helping Kids Get Organized

Back to school time again! You’ve likely started out with the best intentions of helping your child get organized for the year. You’ve purchased all the school supplies and helped your child prepare for the school year. The backpack, desk and locker look great for the first few days of school. So, will it last […]

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What should I eat for optimal performance?

Remember that a well-fueled body is going to perform better than one that has been starved all day. Do not overeat. Any food that remains in the stomach may cause cramping, indigestion, nausea, and/or vomiting. Try to eat small meals/snacks five to seven times per day. It is important to consume 20 to 30 grams […]

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Summer Snacks

Written by: Chrissy Boe, Wellness Coordinator for Agnesian HealthCare There are so many things to look forward to in the summer from barbecues, camping trips, long weekends at the lake and summer festivals. These are days we wait all year for and are meant to be enjoyed. Summer can be a nice to relax, catch […]

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Getting Your Children to Love Racing

The Ripon Medical Center Kids’ Aquathon staff’s goal is get children excited about physical activity, not only on race day, but hopefully as a lifelong habit. As parents of racers, there is a lot we can do to help young, new racers develop a passion for racing. Here are a few tips to get your […]

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Promote healthy eating as a family

Parents whose children reach for fruits and vegetables instead of candy and chips are more than just lucky. They most likely are healthy eaters themselves and usually aren’t afraid to sample unique foods in front of their children. Children learn more about wholesome patterns by mimicking their parents than they do from reading or listening […]

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Are you being fooled by distractions this April Fool’s Day?

Several years ago, we went through the challenging task of teaching our son to ride his bike. This time, instead of doing the old, chase him and hold on, let go and see him fall on the hard cement technique, we started out on the grass on a hill that slopes slightly. (I think we […]

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Fall in Love with Heart-Healthy Food

Although February is all about love, when it comes to food, many of us find ourselves in a love-hate relationship. Don’t get us wrong, we love food!  But things quickly change when we try to commit to healthier eating… or (gasp) a diet! We feel robbed of our favorite comfort foods, and that green leafy […]

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