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by Dr. Susan Canizares | May 9, 2018

Childhood obesity is now the number one health concern among parents in the United States. It affects about 12.7 million children and adolescents. But eating healthy can be a challenge, especially if your child is a picky eater! It is important to create positive mealtime habits now so that your child can make healthier choices […]

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by Administrator | June 12, 2016 | Child Development | Nutrition

We’ve designed Grow Fit® to help pave the way for a lifetime of healthy habits. By encouraging balanced nutritional practices and physical activity in early childhood, we’re helping prevent chronic disease later in life. We’re targeting these goals to help build a generation of healthy children: Physical Activity: 1-2 hours every day. Screen Time: At school, […]

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by Administrator | March 23, 2016 | Nutrition

We strive every day to teach children healthy habits and to help them reach their full potentials. So how do we lead by example? By enhancing our program to even further promote our Grow Fit lifestyle! Check out some of the amazing changes we’ve made at our schools:

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | February 5, 2016 | Child Development

As childhood obesity and attention deficit disorders in young children continue to increase, more and more research is being done about the effects of physical activity on children’s health. This research shows that regular exercise is not only vital to physical development, but also brain development in young children. Here are a few examples: Basic […]

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by Administrator | December 8, 2015 | Nutrition | Recipes

        By Katie Serbinski, MS, RD Once Halloween comes and goes, parents often are reminded it’s not just the spooky holiday that presents our children (and us) with sugary treats. The reality is that many celebrations from October through the New Year are accompanied by sugar, sugar and more sugar. It’s the […]

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by Dr. Heather Wittenberg | April 9, 2014

In efforts to boost family heath and fitness, The National Association of Young Children (NAEYC) is sponsoring the annual Week of The Young Child from April 6-12 with events around the world. Last year alone, supporters like you added more than 250 global events to focus public attention on the needs for early childhood programs. In […]

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by Learning Care Group | March 18, 2013 | Nutrition

Every day, we learn how important it is to Grow Fit™ – with plenty of daily exercise and a healthy diet. So on March 20, we’re rolling out a rainbow of healthy colors in honor of National Nutrition Month! That day, everyone is coming to school dressed in the color of their favorite or “secret” healthy […]

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by Learning Care Group | February 20, 2013 | Nutrition | Recipes

We asked and you answered. We received hundreds of your favorite child-friendly and easy-to-prepare recipes for breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner and have narrowed it down to these four outstanding winners! These delicious recipes were reviewed by our registered dietician and taste-tested by our children in our schools. We’re sure your family will enjoy these […]

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by Sprout | October 23, 2012 | Our Friends

At Sprout, we are committed to helping families live easier, healthier and better lives together.  Through our Kindness Counts prosocial campaign we are excited to launch a new initiative designed to teach preschoolers the importance of being kind to yourself. The Be Kind to Yourself Family Challenge will encourage parents to partner with their Sproutlet […]

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by Sprout | October 3, 2012 | Our Friends

If your little Sproutlet is a fan of The Sunny Side Up Show then you probably recognize Chica. She is serious about staying healthy and having fun at the same time, which is how she came up with her very own healthy checklist. All you have to do is print it off and watch your […]

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