Breakfast is the best bet

Breakfast is the best bet

Breakfast is known as the most important meal of the day, but just how much does a healthy breakfast mean to a household with students returning to class? Nutrition experts at the Crim Fitness Foundation recommend a balanced morning meal. “Breakfast is important for everyone to kick start their metabolism after fasting all night, but […]

Teach your kids to be cold and flu fighters

Teach your kids to be cold and flu fighters

Unlike students returning to school, germs don’t have classroom assignments. They’re known to spread in lots of ways, especially during cold and flu season. To help keep your family well in the coming weeks that often bring coughs and sniffles, Hurley Medical Center offers a few recommendations. “Prevention is paramount when it comes to infectious […]

Stress Less

Stress Less

Parents aren’t the only family members faced with stress. Kids encounter stressful situations in their everyday lives, including balancing homework with afterschool activities and managing relationships with classmates and teachers. It’s important to provide them with ways to shake off tension that can develop throughout the day. Here are a few recommendations: Mindfulness. About 30 […]

Calming down school stress

Calming down school stress

Making the switch from summer break to daily class assignments and homework can be challenging. Parents can help their kids make the transition easier and less stressful by following a few simple guidelines. Keeping a few specific tips in mind can make a big difference, according to Genesee Intermediate School District Social Emotional Specialist Katrina […]

Protein power

Protein power

It’s not just for body builders. Protein is a key part of any diet. Found in fish, poultry, red meat, beans, nuts and dairy, protein helps repair muscle, fight infection and supports overall health. Diet experts typically recommend a serving of protein at meal times. Meat or meatless alternatives are both acceptable, says Justin K. Lewis, […]

Flint’s SBEV helps area residents stay healthy, hydrated and prepped for school

Flint’s SBEV helps area residents stay healthy, hydrated and prepped for school

Since its grand opening in 2018, Flint’s Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village has become a community hub and oasis to many area families. On any given day, the center is abuzz with activity from academic, art, and athletic activities to community enrichment programs. This fall it is also home to the GearUp2Lead Invictus Academy, an alternative […]

The Big Six: After-school routines that really work

The Big Six: After-school routines that really work

A new school year means a new routine. From after-class snacks to homework and electronics, setting guidelines and scheduling will help your children form habits that keep the household running smoothly. Here are six tips for successful after-school strategies. Set a schedule – Talk with children about a regular timeline from when they get home […]

Satisfying swaps

Satisfying swaps

Moving toward healthier snacks and meals isn’t as hard as you might think. Simple substitutes, add-ons and serving tricks can make some of your family’s favorite foods better for their bodies. Here are a few guidelines to get you on the road to success: Delightful dips – Fresh vegetables can be more enjoyable to a […]