More Sweet, Less Sugar: 5 Tips for Grandparents

Grandparents find great joy in spoiling their grandkids, but when nearly 1-in-3 children are overweight or obese, it’s important to weigh the options when it comes to meals and snacks. Tina M. Khaleghi, MD, a pediatrician with Meritas Health Pediatrics, shares five tips to help grandparents spoil their grandkids using a little less sugar. Turn [...]

By |2018-08-09T15:01:21+00:00September 10th, 2017|

Five Fun Workouts You Can Do as a Family

In Clay and Platte Counties, nearly one in every three adults is obese and at risk for chronic diseases such as high blood pressure , heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. To maintain or lose weight, it’s important to be active. Get the whole family involved and reap the rewards. Aside from improving physical health, [...]

By |2018-07-25T19:04:52+00:00August 2nd, 2017|

Celebrate National Berry Month

July is a wonderful time to celebrate all things berry, and is known as National Berry Month. Not only are berries delicious, but they are packed full of nutrients such as potassium, fiber, and phytochemicals (components in plants that have antioxidant properties that may help prevent inflammation). Berries are also low in calories and are [...]

By |2018-08-09T15:01:43+00:00July 14th, 2017|

Hunger at Home

In Clay and Platte Counties, an estimated 2,700 children live without consistent access to nutritious food. One out of five Northland children live in a home without enough food. Often, a school lunch is their only meal of the day. Becky Hager, RD Going Hungry What happens to children who go to school [...]

By |2018-07-25T19:05:13+00:00July 11th, 2017|

Avoid Getting “Ticked” Off This Summer

Growing up, I spent many summers at my Grandma Cornell’s house in Oronogo, MO, just outside of Joplin. From sun up to sun down, my cousins and I played tag in the tall grass and built forts in overgrown thickets. At the end of each day, Grandma conducted a thorough tick check that included scrutinizing [...]

By |2018-07-25T19:06:00+00:00June 29th, 2017|

Surf’s Up, KC!

If North Kansas City can’t go to the beach, the beach will go to North Kansas City, as least relatively speaking. This time next year, you could be riding the waves at Flow House Kansas City, a surfing-themed attraction scheduled to open in One North, a mixed-use development under construction at I-35 and Armour Road [...]

By |2018-07-25T19:06:31+00:00June 20th, 2017|
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