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Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Resources

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Cervical Cancer Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus transmitted through sexual contact. Almost all cervical cancers are linked to HPV. The virus is also linked to vulvar, vaginal, penile and anal cancer, and cancer of the head and neck. Most sexually active American women will be exposed to the virus by […]

Children & Tobacco Use

The year 2010 brought the good news is that tobacco use among children and teens is dropping. Public awareness campaigns over the last 10 years designed to curb tobacco use by children are working. However, parents should continue to be vigilant. The CDC found that more than 25 percent of children 12 years and older were using tobacco […]

Family Sun Safety

Every person in your family should practice sun safety. It is important for children to develop sun-safe habits early in life. When parents or caregivers are outdoors with a child, they should make sure the child is wearing a hat, applying sunscreen before playing outside, and re-applying sunscreen at proper intervals during play. These habits will […]

Tips For Parents

1. Make Your Home Junk Food Free! Restrict processed foods, convenience foods, fast food, and the majority of grocery itemspackaged in boxes – examples: sugary junk cereals, cookies, candy, chips, donuts, pastries, etc. If you don’t buy it, it can’t make its way into your kitchen! 2. Provide your child with protein in the “healthiest […]

Planning Healthy Meals

Healthy Family Meal Planning Breakfast Fresh fruit – daily best. Whole grain cereals, breads, bagels and English muffins Free range or omega 3 fortified eggs Canned or smoked salmon Peanut butter, soy nut butter, or other nut butters on 100% whole grain toast, bagels or English muffins Low fat yogurt – plain mixed with some […]

Healthy Snacks For Kids

Dr. Ann’s Top Picks of the Healthiest Snacks for Kids Cut fresh veggies (baby carrots, celery sticks, bell pepper strips, broccoli/cauliflower florets, etc.) – serve along with a “healthy dip” like hummus, low-fat salad dressing, guacamole, or salsa. Low-fat yogurt – plain, sweetened with blended fresh fruit or a bit of frozen concentrated fruit juice […]

Healthy Eating Made Fun

Healthy Eating is Fun and Easy!  (Please note: this fact sheet is specifically written for kids, not adults) 1. Eat as many fruits and vegetables as you can. Your body needs at least 5 servings a day – the more the better! They all have very special powers that can keep you strong and healthy, […]

Get Kids To Eat Veggies

1. Go Stealth! Shred veggies (or buy them already shredded) carrots, zucchini, cabbage, broccoli, etc. andadd to meatloaf, spaghetti sauce, lasagna, and baked goods like muffins. Add canned pumpkin or canned sweet potato puree (both high in fiber and loaded withvitamin A and other carotenoids) to soups, baked goods and pancakes. I always addcanned pumpkin […]

Feed Your Kids Right

1. Limit Junk Food. This includes most processed foods, convenience foods and fast foods – e.g.: sugary junk cereals, cookies, candy, chips, donuts, pastries, fast food burgers, fries, chicken nuggets, hot dogs, etc. Junk foods are bad because they: Provide little to no nutritional value Almost always contain excessive calories and ingredients known to directly […]

Healthy Lunch For Kids

Components of a Healthy, Balanced Lunch for Children and Teens 1. A Healthy Protein Package Poultry (chicken/turkey), lean red meat, fish, shellfish, beans, eggs (omega 3 best), whole soy foods, and low-fat dairy products 2. At least 1 serving of a fruit or veggie – the more the better! The superstar veggies are those with […]