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. Creating an Emergency Contact List

    Child in Emergency RoomAn emergency contact list can save precious time when needed the most. By creating an emergency contact list, you won’t need to scramble for a phone number when time isn’t on your side.

    Which Numbers to Include on the List?

    Your emergency contact list should include the phone numbers of the most essential people in your family’s lives, such as:

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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