The Impact of Technology on the Developing Child

The Huffington Post – Cris Rowan

“Reminiscing about the good old days when we were growing up is a memory trip well worth taking when trying to understand the issues facing the children of today. A mere 20 years ago, children used to play outside all day, riding bikes, playing sports and building forts. Masters of imaginary games, children of the past created their own form of play that didn’t require costly equipment or parental supervision.”(more)

Nutrition for kids: Guidelines for a healthy diet

Mayo Clinic – Mayo Clinic Staff

“Nutrition for kids is based on the same principles as nutrition for adults. Everyone needs the same types of nutrients — such as vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, protein and fat. Children, however, need different amounts of specific nutrients at different ages.”(more)

The Importance of Exercise for Children

SheKnows – Staff Writer

After a long day at school, many children may not want to participate in after-school activities because they feel tired. But in the “couch-potato” era, where both children and adults spend hours and hours each day in front of the television or computers, exercise is a must. An inactive lifestyle is leading to an ever-increasing number of overweight and out-of-shape adults. Unfortunately, more and more children are also facing the same challenges.(more)