Health & Nutrition

A respiratory virus has affected kids in 10 US states

Doctors and parents are very concerned about a mysterious respiratory virus that has affected children in 10 US states.  Fall is usually a flu season and time for viruses outbreak, but this virus is very rare. The illness is a respiratory virus, that brings common cold symptoms that are much more severe than regular cold. [...]

10 healthy and easy back-to-school snacks for children

I always try to pack some healthy snacks in my kids’ lunch bags. I would like to share some healthy and easy-to-make after-school snacks or nutritious extras for your children’s school lunches. 1. Mini sweet peppers and hummus. 2. Apple wedges and cheese sticks 3. Celery sticks and carrots with hummus 4. Bananas and peanut [...]

Tuna salad sandwich. My kids’ favorite recipe

Ingredients 2 cans (6 oz each) tuna in water 3 hard boiled eggs 1 medium stalk celery ½ cup Blue Cheese salad dressing ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper 8 slices bread 4 leaves of Romaine lettuce Directions Hard boil 3 eggs. Strain with cold water for easier peel. Peel and fork mash the boiled [...]

Healthy and happy Halloween treat

After the hot summer days, this Halloween treat looks just perfect! And very healthy, too! Banana ghosts and clementine pumpkins will keep your kids nutritiosly happy at your classroom or home Halloween party. Bananas turn brown pretty fast, so briefl dip them in Sprite (or 7-Up) to prevent change of color. For ghosts’ eyes and [...]

What’s the Perfect Age to Learn How to Swim

Splash.  Not a moment of hesitation.  Thousands of tiny droplets cover the sides of the pool.  The first thing emerging from a distant blue bottom is a happy grin with a few missing teeth.  Another dive and with a few confident strokes he reaches the other side of the pool.  The ball is his again. [...]

To Dessert or Not to Dessert

The new school year was on its way, and my son, who started first grade needed a daily snack to eat in school. After I obtained all the regular suspects, i.e. gold fish of multiple varieties, crackers( unsalted of course), sea weed in small individual packages, baby carrots, apple slices and tangerines, I thought what [...]