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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. Healthy School Lunches

    November 29, 2012

    Young Boy Eating Healthy School LunchEnticing and healthy school lunch options are among some of the most often sought parenting tips online and off — and for good reasons. According to an online U.S. News & World Report article on Aug. 30, 2010, 20 percent of kids and teens are overweight and school lunch staples of pizza, chicken nuggets and French fries just add to the problem. Unsurprisingly, kids who bring their lunches from home have been found less likely to be obese and more likely to include veggies and fruits as regular parts of their diets. Healthy school lunches require fresh foods, protein for learning and complex carbohydrates for energy.

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  2. Holiday Stress Tips: Making Room for Small Bites of Relaxation

    November 1, 2012

    Woman Relaxing OutsideFinding time to relax, even for a few precious moments, is just as important during the hectic Thanksgiving period as any of the tasks on your to-do list. As Thanksgiving approaches, with the December holidays right on its heels, it brings along a lot of holiday stress. And nothing ruins festivities faster than catching a cold or getting a migraine.

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  3. Benefits of Organic Food

    October 22, 2012

    Woman Shopping for Organic FoodWith all the recent conversation surrounding the use of organic foods, it’s hard to decipher whether two fruits displayed side by side on the produce shelf can truly be that different based solely on the fact that one was grown conventionally and one organically. So what’s the difference, and why is it creating such a stir?

  4. Overcoming Fear in Children

    October 8, 2012

    Child Hiding Behind Parent's LegFor many children, Halloween isn’t the only day when “scary” things roam. In fact, most – if not all – kids are afraid of something, such as spiders and other bugs. Some children don’t want to be near dogs or cats. Fear of the dark is common; and what about the dreaded trip to the doctor or dentist?

    As your children get older, their fears will likely disappear. While that’s a comfort to most parents, it’s not much help for the kids. We’ve put together a list of tips that other moms and dads have found helpful for overcoming fear in children

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  5. Uncovering Hidden Dangers: Simple Steps to Keep Your Family Safe

    October 5, 2012

    Protecting Children From Hidden DangersLook carefully and you’ll see dangerous situations for your children almost anywhere you turn – cars whizzing by, knives on the counter, a box of matches, an unlocked car door or pool gate, and untied shoelaces are just a few. Here are some hidden dangers that may not seem so obvious: