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. Holiday Safety Tips

    Thanksgiving ChallengesKeep your health in mind come turkey time.

    Holidays may be full of fun and excitement, but they also can be hazardous to your health.

    It would seem that Turkey Day should score low on the potential-for-trouble meter, but, in reality, Thanksgiving Day poses its own set of challenges. If you don’t prepare your turkey properly, you could send guests home sick. If not everyone in the family gets along, your dinner table could go from cordial to combative.

    Here are some holiday safety tips to help keep the Thanksgiving holiday a healthy one for your household:

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  2. Greening Your Family’s Diet

    Organic VegetablesMore and more people understand that making eco-friendly choices at home is good for the environment. From recycling to using less water, composting to carpooling, households are getting on the green bandwagon. Did you know that the foods you choose to purchase and consume impact the environment?

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  3. Family Fitness

    Family Soccer GameTeam sports that the whole family can play.

    It’s no secret that being physically active is good for you. Getting up and moving has a number of health benefits, from a reduced risk of obesity and chronic diseases to better sleep and higher self-esteem. The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition recommends that adults have at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day and children have at least 60 minutes.

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  4. How to Create an Eco-Friendly Garage

    Eco-Friendly GarageGoing green in the house and yard can be pretty straight forward: installing solar panels, a garden compost, and don’t forget low-flow faucets in the kitchen and bathroom. But what about the garage?

    Garages tend to serve as dumping grounds for all of the stuff you don’t really want in the house, such as batteries, paint, oil, anti-freeze, pesticides and fertilizers. They also have the biggest door in the house, often unsealed, leaky, and open to the weather because you’re constantly opening it to drive the car in and out.

    These eco-friendly tips will help you create a more functional, sustainable garage space:

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  5. Halloween Safety Tips Every Parent Should Know

    Mother and Son Trick-or-TreatingDressing up for Halloween can make children feel larger than life, and sometimes indestructible or magical. Adults, however, know that kids are as vulnerable on Halloween as at any other time, and maybe more so, since children’s excitement about the holiday shifts their focus away from potential Halloween hazards. Every parent should be prepared and aware of basic Halloween safety tips to keep the holiday fun and incident free.

    Taking some extra precautions to ensure a safe Halloween is one way that parents can preserve their peace of mind. Here are some safety tips for before the holiday and on Halloween night itself:

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