Parents' Corner

Helping Your Child Learn to Love Vegetables

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Sep 24, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

We know our kids should eat more vegetables. The trick is getting your children to do so without tears or threats. With a few exceptions, this colorful, crunchy, vitamin-packed food group often gets a thumb’s down from children whose developing palates shy away from strong flavors and strange textures.

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Topics: Child Nutrition

5 Tips to Helping Picky Eaters Learn to Try New Foods

Posted by David Smith on Mon, Jul 28, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Babies are culinary explorers willing to sample anything you put in their mouths. But babies that gobbled strained squash can turn into finicky eaters during their toddler years. Food likes and dislikes are common among children; but unless you want to eat hot dogs and spaghetti every night, you'll want to help your picky eater expand his culinary horizons.

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Topics: Child Nutrition, Horizon Education Center, Health Tips

Lorain County Fights Childhood Obesity

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Jun 04, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

The health of everyone is a priority, these days, and especially important in children. With today's technology and array of gadgets available to entertain kids, unfortunately, too many are allowed to sit in front of gaming stations, computer screens, tablets, and cell phones playing games instead of being physically active.

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Topics: Child Development, Child Nutrition, Learning, Toddler Care

Horizon Kids Get Healthier with Snacks from the Mediterranean Diet

Posted by David Smith on Thu, May 08, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Horizon Education Centers is proud to announce the introduction of their new, healthier snack menu featuring fresh foods from the Mediterranean Diet. The Mediterranean diet has been called the healthiest way of eating and is endorsed by leading health experts, including the Cleveland Clinic. It includes whole grains and fresh fruits. Studies have found that children who eat better do better academically.

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Topics: Child Nutrition, Horizon Education Center

Healthy Fast Food for Toddlers

Posted by David Smith on Fri, Mar 28, 2014 @ 10:50 AM

Good nutrition is vital for growing toddlers. It's a priority for you when preparing snacks and meals at home. However, with the realities of your busy schedule it's inevitable that at some point you'll have to feed your child on the run. Fortunately, many restaurants are now offering better options so that you don't have to completely sacrifice quality for convenience.

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Topics: Child Nutrition, Child Care, Health Tips

Easy To Prepare and Serve Snacks For The Car

Posted by David Smith on Mon, Mar 17, 2014 @ 10:50 AM

Busy schedules mean that you and your child are often in the car on the way to or from another obligation. On a more pleasant note, maybe you and the family are planning a vacation that will involve some significant road time. Small fry can have big appetites, so how do you keep them fed without falling into the fast-food trap?

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Topics: Child Development, Child Nutrition, Child Care, Health Tips

Tips for Keeping Your Kids Healthy During Flu Season

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Jan 22, 2014 @ 10:23 AM

Tis the season for colds and flu. Lorain County childcare facilities take particular care to keep the spread of colds and flu to a minimum, but it can be an uphill battle. The very nature of cold and flu viruses combined with the close confines of daycare centers and the way children interact and play create a triple threat that aids the spread of cold and flu viruses. By knowing the facts about colds and flu, parents can augment the precautions taken at toddler care and preschool programs to help keep their families healthy this winter.

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Topics: Safety Tips, Child Nutrition, Child Benefits, Child Care, Health Tips

Childhood Obesity will Equal Future Problems

Posted by David Smith on Sat, Jan 11, 2014 @ 09:47 AM
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Topics: Safety Tips, Child Behavior, Child Nutrition, Child Care

Healthier Meals and Snacks at Horizon for Your Child/Toddler

Posted by David Smith on Tue, Jan 07, 2014 @ 11:18 AM

With the beginning of the New Year, the menu served at Horizon will become healthier. Your children and students will be enjoying new and more natural foods.
Horizon is participating in the First Ladies anti-childhood obesity program called, “Let’s Move!”

Here are some of the guidelines:

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Topics: Child Nutrition, Horizon Education Center, Child Care, Toddler Care, Health Tips

When to Say "No" to a Nap to your Toddler

Posted by David Smith on Tue, Dec 10, 2013 @ 11:18 AM

With our busy lives juggling work and family, it’s hard to believe there are actually people out there who sometimes dislike a nice, long afternoon nap. We’re talking about your preschooler, of course.

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Topics: Child Behavior, Child Development, Child Nutrition, Toddler Care

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