Health & Safety

Tips to keep your family healthy and safe

When days get hectic it's hard to find time to prepare healthy meals or stay active as a family. Gerber Life puts quick, healthy recipes and workout routines for you and your family right at your fingertips. We also share tips for helping to keep your family safe, such as how to avoid everyday dangers. Because it's so important to take good care of your family, we hope that our tips for raising healthy families will give you the kind of practical information that can help you do just that.

  1. Tuesday Trivia: Thanksgiving Day Travel

    Thanksgiving is the biggest travel day for families in the United States. Enjoy the following trivia questions and travel tips, and your Thanksgiving Day.

    #TuesdayTrivia Question: The average number of families expected to travel for Thanksgiving this year is _____.

    Thanksgiving trivia question

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  2. Making the Most Out of Thanksgiving Leftovers

    Thanksgiving LeftoversGathered around the Thanksgiving table is a prime opportunity to “talk turkey,” not just about the bird on the table but also about doing something beneficial with the leftovers and reducing food waste.


    Here are some ways you can get creative with Thanksgiving leftovers:

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  3. Tuesday Trivia: Average Age of First-Time Mothers

    #TuesdayTrivia Question: The average age of first-time mothers in the United States currently is ___.

    A. 17
    B. 23
    C. 26
    D. 31

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  4. Healthy Activities to Combat Turkey Day Calories

    Grandfather Teaching Grandson to Catch FootballYou could have your Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings – the turkey, sweet potatoes and homemade cranberry sauce – but keep in mind that a big meal could weigh in at about 4,500 calories. That’s equivalent to about eight Big Macs.

    The sleepiness or “turkey coma” (as some people call it) induced by overindulging is associated with tryptophan, an amino acid in turkey that is a natural sedative. Nutritionists and exercise physiologists recommend that people who tend to eat large Thanksgiving dinners prepare for their feast by increasing their physical activity days, and perhaps weeks, ahead of time, also on the big day.

    Here are some outdoor activities for blunting the impact of Thanksgiving calories:


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  5. World Kindness Day Challenge

    Ten ways to show kindness to othersThe word “kind” is defined by the Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary as “having or showing a gentle nature and a desire to help others; wanting and liking to do good things and to bring happiness to others.”

    World Kindness Day is November 13. On this day, Gerber Life would like to challenge all of us to show a desire to inspire and do good things for others by choosing one of the following 10 ways to show kindness. Should you join in accepting our challenge, let us know how on our Facebook thread.

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