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Preventing Dehydration

Every day, under normal conditions, we all lose some body water through sweat, tears, urine, stools, and vapor from our breath. These fluids, and the salts that they contain, are usually replaced by the foods and fluids in our diets. Sometimes, however, children may lose abnormally large amounts of water …

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Breakfast is for Champions

More Americans, especially adolescents, are skipping the most important meal of the day—breakfast. Here are some reasons to include a balanced breakfast in your routine: More Americans, especially adolescents, are skipping the most important meal of the day—breakfast. Here are some reasons to include a balanced breakfast in your routine: …

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Power of Protein

All children need to have a healthy diet and eat balanced meals. But where does protein fit in? And how much of it should your child consume? Protein plays an important role in maintaining a healthy diet. It helps build and repair muscles, make red blood cells and boost the …

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Rehydration

Most athletes, adults and children alike, do not drink enough fluids to replace those lost by the body during exercise. In fact, by the time most active children become thirsty, they have already lost important fluids, along with sodium and potassium, and may already be dehydrated. The best way to …

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Eating Right — Fresh Summer Foods

Keep your young athlete healthy over the summer with these nutrition tips. Cookouts galore and a busy sports schedule may be keeping your family on the run this summer. Fortunately, an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables should make healthy eating on the go a breeze. Easy breakfast Berries and …

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