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Children in the 21st century spend most of their time watching television, playing video games or working on computers. On top of that, they are driven to and from school. Therefore, this means that they have little or no physical exercise or activities. In spite of their busy schooling schedules, it is imperative that they have some specific time to learn about health and fitness. Some diseases can also be avoided by only learning about proper health and taking part in physical fitness. Complications such as.
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A new kid's book featuring bloody steaks next to cute cows that tells children to be vegans has left some food specialists with a bone to pick with the author. "If we are trying to get kids to eat healthier, then we need to engage them in a discussion about what goes on in meat and dairy, and why fruits and vegetables are healthier for us," said Ruby Roth, writer and illustrator of "Vegan is Love: Having Heart and Taking.
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As schools are hard at work revamping lunch menus in line with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) new school lunch guidelines, chocolate milk has already undergone a makeover that schools, parents and kids can all feel good about.

Dr. Keith Ayoob, RD, a nationally-recognized child nutrition expert, highlights the biggest changes under the new guidelines:

More colorful fruits and vegetables. Both fruits and vegetables must be served every day of the week, and there is now a weekly requirement for specific colors of vegetables..

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T-ball, soccer, softball and tennis are in full swing, and young athletes need nutritious foods for top-notch performance. "In order to properly fuel their bodies for sport, youngsters need to eat a daily diet that focuses on adequate calories, particularly in the form of carbohydrates, to support exercise and growth, and adequate protein," registered dietitian Mary Wilson said. A board-certified specialist in sports dietetics and director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics at Eastern Kentucky University, Wilson recommends that parents follow the 2010 dietary guidelines for Americans.
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