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Nutritious Lunches Build the Foundation for Healthy Habits

Posted by American Heart Association on Oct 7, 2020 11:48:55 AM

Topics: Healthy Diet, Nutrition, Kids


Eating a balanced diet provides the nutrients kids need for growth and development, and is critical for building healthy bodies, shares Jamie Walker, a registered dietitian with Lake Health’s Integrative Medicine department.

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Chocolate Avocado Almond Oat Bites

Posted by Integrative Medicine Team on Jul 30, 2020 4:30:08 PM

Topics: Healthy Diet, Nutrition, Kids


Eating right can be hard when those sweet cravings hit! These chocolate avocado almond oat bites help satisfy that sweet tooth while keeping you on a healthy-eating track.

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Frozen Yogurt Pops

Posted by Integrative Medicine Team on Jul 23, 2020 11:56:34 AM

Topics: Healthy Diet, Nutrition, Kids, Integrative Medicine


Are you looking for a heat-beating and healthy treat for your kids this summer? Look no further! These frozen yogurt pops are packed with protein, fiber and antioxidants and are low on sugar.

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“Elementary” Heart Health

Posted by Lake Health on Sep 24, 2019 3:47:05 PM

Topics: Heart Health, Kids, Lake Health News


Third graders learn to teach their peers about heart health.

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Recommended Screen Time for Children and Adults

Posted by Lake Health Primary Care Team on May 20, 2019 4:09:00 PM

Topics: Kids, Parenting

Watching TV, playing a video game, using a smartphone—it all counts as screen time. Dr. Tim Golemgeski with Lake Health Physician Group Willowick Primary Care offers guidelines for specific ages and gives tips to help you convince your child that limiting screen time is important. Hear his top tips on how to bring more balance to your life by setting limits and offering alternatives:

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How to Treat Food Sensitivities in Children

Posted by Integrative Medicine Team on Mar 21, 2019 7:48:00 PM

Topics: Wellness, Kids, Integrative Medicine, Food Sensitivities

If your child has a true food allergy, such as to strawberries or peanuts, you will know immediately because he or she might break out in hives or have trouble breathing after eating these foods. But if your child has a food sensitivity—which can result in more vague symptoms such as gas, bloating, rashes, joint pain and fatigue—you can have a hard time pinpointing the sensitivity. Lake Health naturopathic provider Jacob Wolf, ND, LAc, Dipl OM, explains how to uncover the culprit and what to do about it:

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Solutions for Your Child's Constipation

Posted by Lake Health Family Practice Team on Mar 11, 2019 6:47:00 PM

Topics: Wellness, Healthy Diet, Kids, Parenting, Infant Care

Constipation is common throughout childhood. Dr. Simone Majetich, a family physician with Lake Health Physician Group SOM Center Primary Care, explains why it happens and how to solve this common issue: 

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Gifts For Kids that Promote Wellness

Posted by Integrative Medicine Team on Dec 20, 2018 10:11:00 AM

Topics: Kids, Parenting, Holidays

We all want to make our kids' wishes come true during the holiday season, but there are gifts that can also promote health and wellness. Here are some ideas for gifts that can promote wellness all year long:

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Lock Your Meds - Why and How

Posted by Lake Health Family Practice Team on Oct 23, 2018 10:49:00 AM

Topics: Wellness, Kids

The prescription drugs you have in your medicine cabinet can pose an unintended risk for your family. Lucille Zappitelli-Sason, MSN, CNP, a nurse practitioner with Lake County Family Practice, gives the scoop on the dangers prescription drugs (even expired and unused ones) can pose and shares crucial tips for protecting your family: 

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My Vegetarian Child Is Going Off To Camp: How Can I Help Them Plan Meals?

Posted by Integrative Medicine Team on Aug 7, 2018 2:02:00 PM

Topics: Wellness, Healthy Diet, Nutrition, Kids, Parenting

As a parent, you want your child to eat healthy and nutritious foods that give them the energy they need to play and grow. A plant-based diet is one of these options. Spending a week at camp is a tradition that many children love – it provides new adventures, fun friendships and a chance to enjoy activities independently from their parents. If your child follows a vegetarian or vegan eating style, you may worry he or she will go hungry at sleepaway camp. Melinda Benz, RDN, LD, a registered dietitian with the Lake Health Integrative Medicine team, gives her top tips for sticking to a plant-based eating style away from home:

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