Involving kids in meal planning and teaching them to cook can be a fun way to spend quality time as a family. It’s also a great opportunity to introduce children to new skills and new foods.
Dr. Jordan Lentfer routinely treats children with dental emergencies at Oregon Kids Pediatric Dentistry in Eugene. “One of the most urgent concerns is when a permanent tooth gets knocked out,” she says. “It often happens when children are playing sports or if a child takes a spill or a fall.”
After a long year of pandemic-related closures and strict protocols, more kids are returning to team sports, either through their high school athletic programs or community youth organizations, like Kidsports.
Sales of home exercise equipment have soared during the pandemic as more and more people are finding alternatives to working out at the gym.
Children need different amounts of sleep at different stages in their development. However, approximately 1 in 4 kids has trouble falling and staying asleep, which can lead to behavioral and health issues—from crankiness and trouble paying attention to high blood pressure and even depression.
A recent congressional report found dangerous levels of arsenic and other heavy metals in baby food, raising concerns and questions from parents.