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5 essentials for helping teens grow up healthy

Chris Magryta

Chris Magryta

By DR. CHRIS MAGRYTA

Teenagers and tweens are a challenge to any parent as they embark on their identity development. These are years filled with angst, joy, love and pain, as our kids develop physically, mentally, and emotionally. As we attempt to guide but not control, we struggle watching them repeat obvious mistakes. We so dearly want them to make the right choices (in our mind) and respect their bodies.

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New CDC data show sharp decline in child obesity

Centers for Disease Control
The latest obesity data from the
federal Centers for Disease Control show a significant decline in obesity among children aged 2 to 5 years. The obesity rate for that age group fell from nearly 14 percent in 2003-2004 to just over 8 percent in 2011-2012 – a decline of 43 percent – based on CDC’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data. Read the full story

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Montessori school lecture looks at food as a medicine

Dr. Sheila Kilbane

Dr. Sheila Kilbane

Davidson Montessori School will present a lecture this Saturday, May 12, by Dr. Sheila Kilbane on “How Food Is Used as Medicine to Prevent Many Childhood Illnesses.” The lecture is at 1 p.m. at the school, 605 South St., Davidson. Read the full story

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‘Operation Beautiful’ leader to speak against ‘fat talk’

caitlyn boyle

Caitlyn Boyle

Charlottean Caitlin Boyle, editor of the “Operation Beautiful” campaign to end “fat talk” and promote positive body image, will speak Thursday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Lilly Family Gallery of Davidson College Chambers Building.

The 27-year-old Ms. Boyle is the author of the book “Operation Beautiful: Transforming the Way You See Yourself One Post-it Note at a Time.” She is a longtime HealthyTippingPoint.com blogger about healthy lifestyle, and “Operation Beautiful” was launched from that blog in June 2009. Read the full story

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