Category Archives: Kids

Summer Barbecue Staples

By Alexandra Pettit, AZFB Communications Intern Well, its officially May and we have hit the 100s. With the introduction of the warmer weather comes summertime celebrations. In my family, summertime BBQs are a favorite and are always a blast. With … Continue reading

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“Cooking Class” for the Kids During Quarantine

By: Lillian Lin-Levitan a recent ASU Nutrition student   (Image: https://www.canva.com/photos/MADQ5R6Try8-kid-kneading-dough/)     Since Staying Home is the new normal for most of us during this global pandemic, many parents find themselves taking on the role of teacher for their … Continue reading

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Exercise and Building Immunity

By Gabrielle Hungate a recent ASU Nutrition Student With the world experiencing a pandemic, unlike anything we have ever seen in our lifetime, many people are focusing more on their immune system than they ever have before. Many people around … Continue reading

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How Our Backyard Garden Encouraged Adventurous Eating in My Toddler

When my son was almost 3 years old, we finally moved into a home with some outdoor space. It was early spring and – with boxes still waiting to be unpacked – we focused on getting our backyard garden going. I had big plans for that small garden. My son, a once adventurous eater, was suddenly very particular. He was no longer eating his veggies! This garden would act as an outdoor classroom to teach him the alchemy of growing food – and hopefully to get him to show some enthusiasm about the vegetables I was putting on his plate. Long story short – it was a success! The trick was to involve him in every step.

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Effects of Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D is something that most of us know is obtained from the sun, and it is an important part of our daily makeup and how our bodies function. Vitamin D plays a crucial role in regulating calcium and maintains phosphorus levels in the blood. We also need Vitamin D for the intestines to stimulate and absorb calcium. Additional benefits of Vitamin D are that it helps regulate insulin levels, support lung function and promote healthy bones and teeth.

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