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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. Green Activities: Starting a Family Garden with Your Kids

    October 3, 2012

    Green Activities: Mother Gardening with DaughterOne of the most rewarding experiences a parent and child can share together is planting and watching something grow out of the fruits of their own labor. Starting a family garden with your children is not only valuable bonding time, but is also a green way to teach your children about where foods come from, how to care for plants and how much better organically grown foods are for you. Regardless of how much space you have to work with or how much time you have on your hands, starting a garden with your children is relatively simple and can be done in a way that is convenient for you and your family.

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  2. Who Should Get a Flu Shot in the Family?

    October 1, 2012

    Young Girl Preparing to Get Flu ShotYou know when flu season is here — and chances are it is not because you or a family member has come down with the nasty virus. Instead, the initiation of the beginnings of flu season occurs when doctors, clinics, pharmacists, schools, businesses and drug stores start passing out flu vaccinations like coffee. With flu vaccines advertised with such force, you may be wondering who should get a flu shot in your family?

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  3. Green-Living Goal: Green Tips for Fall

    September 24, 2012

    Green Living: Father and Son Raking Fall LeavesWhen you think of autumn, the color green is probably the furthest thought from your mind. But despite the naturally changing hues of nature during the fall, there is no better time to “go green” than when the weather begins to cool down. If you are not sure where to start, consider these helpful green tips for Fall for helping your family become more environmentally friendly this fall season.

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  4. Hey Working Mom! We’ve Got Wonderful Ways to Help you Balance Work and Family

    August 31, 2012

    Working Mom Doing Yoga While Watching ChildHey Working Mom! We’ve got wonderful ways to help you balance work and family.

    Maintaining healthy balance between work and personal life isn’t always easy. For some working moms, it’s a lot like searching for hidden treasure without a map – they know that a great prize awaits, but have no idea how to reach it. If that’s how you sometimes feel, cheer up! Here are some easy steps for working moms to successfully manage their jobs, family and sanity:

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  5. Foolproof Lunch Ideas For Kids

    August 27, 2012

    Boy Eating Healthy LunchFoolproof lunch ideas for kids have to satisfy two often-contradictory goals: a kid’s taste test and his parent’s “good food” definition. Adding to the difficult mix are websites and magazines with ridiculously ornate foods that more closely resemble artistic sculptures than the basis of a child’s lunch. No one but a Stepford wife would spend hours creating two-story decorative cupcakes that will hardly survive the trip out the door, much less the timeframe between arriving at school and lunchtime. The best advice for any parent is to take the workable ideas and modify them according to the home pantry contents and available lunch preparation time.

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