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. Halloween Tips to Encourage Fun, Not Fear

    Toddler in Lion CostumeFor some children, Halloween is the most enjoyable night of the year. For others, whether toddlers or older children, the holiday creates fear not fun, and its sights and sounds can stir feelings of anxiety and apprehension.

    One study has found that most parents underestimate how frightening the holiday can be for children.

    A study in 2005 of 6- and 7-year-olds in Philadelphia by Cindy Dell Clark, a psychologist at Pennsylvania State University found that some children are unwilling participants in Halloween rituals and that the key driver of fear is the holiday’s focus on death. For youngsters who haven’t yet been exposed to funerals, Halloween may be their introduction.

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  2. Make the Most of Pumpkin Season

    baby boy in pumpkin costumeDid you know that there are uses for pumpkins other than pumpkin pie and carving jack-o-lanterns? These versatile veggies can be used in a variety of creative ways. Enjoy these suggestions and ideas:

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  3. 10 Tips To Help Parents Teach Children By Example

    cute baby working out with mommyParents have a tremendous amount of influence in the development of a child. Children learn many of their habits by observing their parents’ behavior. Here are 10 ways that you can teach by example and be a positive role model, to benefit your children’s development:

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  4. 10 Simple Ways to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness This October

    Gerber Life helps raise awareness about breast cancerThis month you’ll be seeing pink across the country – on lapels, products and even football fields. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Accompanied by that signature color, people are working to raise awareness of this disease. If you’d like to participate, here are ten simple ways to get you started.

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  5. What Popeye Taught Us About Eating Veggies & More Tips

    boy posing his musclesMany parents remember Popeye the Sailor Man’s undeniably strong muscles and endless ability to save the day. He credited his strength and bravery to none other than spinach, and adults seized an opportunity to offer the green vegetable to their children. “You want to be strong like Popeye, now don’t you?”

    The truth is that this kind of influence does work. With positive creativity and a little inspiration – such as from Popeye – the following tips can help teach our children how to eat more healthfully.

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