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We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day – especially for growing and active kids. But reality also tells us that it can be difficult to get your child to sit down and enjoy a healthy, well-balanced meal during those hectic few minutes right before school and work, in the middle of what is undoubtedly a crowded and loud kitchen.

But that doesn't mean you still can't eat healthy and still get out the door in record time. Here are some healthy ideas for those of us who need to eat on the fly.

10/17/2011 - 14:43
PSR Staff
Football players of all ages are reporting to training camps across the country this month. Football is a game of speed, skill and strength, all of which are affected by what, when and how much we eat and drink.

Parents and coaches need to include food and fluid guidelines into the football training programs for young athletes. 

08/20/2011 - 10:11
PSR Staff
Understanding the role fats play in a healthy diet can be difficult. Checking nutrition labels can confuse matters even more, considering there are four different types of fats, some better for you than others.

The bottom line is that fats ARE good for you, in moderation. According to the American Heart Association, fats are essential to give your body energy and to support cell growth.

07/18/2011 - 14:54
Jen Morchesky
Do you feel like you are always eating on the run? According to the National Restaurant Association’s report “Restaurant Spending,” the typical American household spent an average $2,211 on food away from home. Per capita expenditures on food away from home averaged $884.

Compared with home-prepared meals, food made outside the home contains more nutrients that Americans over-consume, such as fat and saturated fat, and less of those under-consumed such as iron,...

07/14/2011 - 12:43
Lisa McDermott
Summer is here and so is golf. One of the most common questions golfers ask is what they should eat before a golf event. While no single pre-event meal can compensate for an otherwise inadequate diet, the pre-event meal should provide the golfer with adequate carbohydrate energy and ensure optimal hydration.

Consequently, fasting before an event or training is obviously not recommended because it would quickly deplete liver and muscle glycogen stores which would negatively impact overall performance...

05/31/2011 - 22:37
PSR Staff
Milk is good for your bones. That’s simplifying it a bit, but it’s as true today as it was when you were growing up.

A recent study found children who avoided milk and did not use calcium-rich food substitutes had low dietary calcium intakes and low bone mineral density.

04/20/2011 - 13:32
PSR Staff
Active children need the energy and nutrients that are found in foods traditionally linked to carbohydrates. But not all carb-containing foods are the best choices for your child’s health and growth.

Conversely, some low carb foods may fill the hunger or thirst gap without contributing to important nutrient needs. The obvious concerns are related to foods high in sugar and other sweeteners.

03/23/2011 - 16:21
Judy Dodd
Involvement in organized sports can be very beneficial. It can improve self esteem and body image, encourage individuals to remain active throughout their lives, contribute to the development a work ethic and teach the value of teamwork.

Athletic competition, however, can also cause significant stress.

02/12/2011 - 12:55
Lisa McDermott
Childhood obesity ranks as one of the more concerning health topics for parents. So much easy-to-access information exists online that finding a consensus or clear recommendations can seem overwhelming.

Still, amidst that overabundance information a clear culprit exists.

02/12/2011 - 12:39
Steve Sampsell
The colder it gets outside, the more calories your body needs to function properly.

Your body burns extra calories in the cold weather in order to maintain body temperature, warm the cold air you inhale, and supply fuel for your muscles.

01/05/2011 - 22:15
Todd Casado