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Childhood Obesity Prevention

Nutrition

How To Create Healthy Family Meals

November 19, 2015
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Are you still searching for ways to create healthy family meals? Do you struggle to find ways to incorporate key lessons on cooking into the weekly household routine?  Do you also find it hard to pass on family recipes and healthy eating habits on occasions other than major holidays?  Bringing kids into the kitchen at an early age can contribute to solving both of these challenges. In this article I will provide pointers on how you can educate your family on…

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Family Lesson: How to Train the Kids to Love Health

October 15, 2015
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You have finally found the perfect work life balance and have minted a new perspective on a healthy lifestyle, all the way down to the food you eat. However, you can’t seem to get the whole family on board… what do you do?! Despite being able to control the health factor in relation to in home meals, controlling external food environments is out of your hands. Therefore, you must rely on the idea that your teachings have transferred to the…

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Fitness

5 Tips to Help You and Your Child De-Stress!

October 28, 2014
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Stress is common for adults but did you know, kids can get stressed as well? It’s true, and though reasons adults stress may differ from that of children, it can still wear on them. Their mental well-being is just as important as their physical well-being. Here are 5 amazing tips to help your child de-stress: Breathing exercises: Have them take 3, deep, 5 second breaths-in and out. This circulates the blood in our bodies and sends oxygen to the brain…

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Get Kids Fit, 5 Ways to Set the Example not to Quit!

October 13, 2014
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Parenting is the toughest yet most rewarding job you will ever have in your life. With the copious amounts of responsibility to work and raise your kids, you may find it difficult on top of day-to-day tasks add in exercise. Knowing it must be done is half the battle. Luckily, MECKids can help with the other half. Here are 5 great tips on how to get your kids involved with exercise! 1. Be the example! Show them it’s fun. If…

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Beach Fitness Fun!

August 1, 2014
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Tons of people head to the beach throughout the summer for vacation because who doesn’t love the beach? Whether you like to walk on the board walk, sit on the beach, or swim in the ocean, you can make beach fitness fun! The beach may be a very fun place to go to so that you can relax, but it’s also a good place to exercise! A lot of people get in a good workout at the beach without even intending…

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Nutrition

Happy National Nutrition Month!

March 14, 2014

Happy National Nutrition Month MECKids! This month marks an annual celebration of nutrition education sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In recognition of this delicious and nutritious campaign, we will be featuring weekly blogs and healthy recipes that highlight this year’s theme of what “Enjoy the Taste Eating Right” means to us and the importance of making  informed food choices and developing sound nutritional habits! As the largest health and fitness community designed just for youth and families,…

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MECKids Spring Into March With 30 Day Fitness Challenge!

March 10, 2014

Calling all fit kids and families! March is here and what better way to jump-start Spring than with a new fitness program that will keep you healthy, happy and moving this year! We’re kick-starting the month with an exciting 30-Day Fitness Challenge that will keep you MOVING with great fun and fitness! Studies have shown it takes 30 days to form a new habit, and our fitness program is designed to help shape healthy habits that will form a healthy,…

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What People Think About Childhood Obesity In America

October 10, 2013

Even though childhood obesity is an epidemic, many people aren’t aware of it.  I found a couple of people today that were willing to let me interview them on the topic at hand and they gave me some really great feedback.  A librarian, when asked about her feelings on the childhood obesity epidemic said, “I think it is sad that the world has come to this, and it is all because of lack of parental involvement.  They just let their…

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Do You Want Fries With That?

September 10, 2013

The Happy Meal; specifically targeted for children is a quick and easy meal that puts a smile on every kids face and a hush to the mid-day tummy growls.  The Happy Meal has been sold at McDonalds since 1979 and continues to sell at a whopping one million per day in the United States alone. Happy Meals, depending on the combination of food and drink can be about 400-600 calories per meal.  “As a result, childhood obesity rates in America…

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MECKids at the GetKidsMovin Event

August 1, 2013

Lets Get MOVIN!!! By MECKids Blog Ambassador, Student Ambassador Whitney Wasso Three words to describe MECKids at the GetKidsMovin event.  Exciting, engaging and energetic. MECkids had a blast!!! On Saturday, July 20, another GetKidsMovin event took place at the Stonebridge Potomac Town Center. The event was from 1pm to 5pm.  The event started off with two fitness trainers who got the kids warmed up and ready to exercise. Throughout the event, there were ticket raffles after every hour and a participants had the opportunity to win a…

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MECKids at the Biggest Loser Run/Walk

August 1, 2013

The Biggest Loser  Run/Walk   The Biggest Loser is a hit television show started in 2004.  The show features obese people competing to win a cash prize by losing the highest percentage of weight in comparison to their initial weight.  On Sunday July 14th; Dan and Jackie Evans, mother and son duo from season five of The Biggest Loser hosted the 5, 10, 15k run walk event at Stadium Armory in Washington D.C.  There was also a 1 mile race…

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Get Kids Movin Interview: Anthony Tilghman Speaks About Rebirth Energy Drink

April 22, 2013

by Whitney Wasso, MECKids Blog Ambassador MECKids was onsite at the fun-filled Get Kids Movin Event at the Capital Centre Boulevard on Saturday April 6th 2013, and I had the wonderful opportunity to interview with Anthony Tilghman, founder of Rebirth Energy Drink. Here is what the young entrepreneur had to say about his brand new product and how it contributes to health and fitness. I’m Anthony Tilghman. I’m a photographer, and embedded entrepreneur. My product is called Rebirth Energy Drink. It says the…

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