Diet & Exercise

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The Dangers of Trampoline Parks

July 10th, 2017|Diet & Exercise, Parenting|

Trampoline parks have been growing in popularity and more than 500 of these amusement facilities currently exist in North America. In fact, one of these trampoline parks opened two years ago in nearby Salem, Oregon. Many parents are aware of the dangers of home trampolines, but falsely assume trampoline parks have additional safety features to make [...]

5 Tips to Encourage Healthy Eating Habits

December 6th, 2016|Diet & Exercise|

If you struggle to get your kids to eat healthy meals, or to put down the sugary treats, you’re not alone. Encouraging healthy eating is a hard-fought battle for most parents, as is the fight against childhood obesity. Mealtimes needn’t be a battle, though; the pediatricians at Woodburn Pediatric Clinic have compiled their top 5 tips for healthy eating that will encourage your [...]

How to Prevent Peanut Allergies: New Advice from the AAP

September 26th, 2016|Diet & Exercise, Parenting|

The National Institutes of Health has good news for parents who worry about introducing their children to peanut products too soon and who want to know how to prevent allergies. New research suggests that children can safely consume peanuts and peanut products at earlier ages than previously believed without fear of developing a peanut allergy. Read [...]

Healthy Living: 9 Healthy Ways to Start Your New Year Right

February 16th, 2016|Diet & Exercise, Parenting|

Maybe 2015’s resolutions didn’t quite come to fruition—we’ve all been there. However, it’s never too late to make small changes to improve the health of you and your family. There’s no better time than January to recommit to you family new year’s resolutions. Here are nine ideas to get you started: Set the Example It’s common [...]

ADHD-Friendly Foods and Diet Tips for Children

August 7th, 2015|ADHD & ADD, Diet & Exercise|

Your diet affects a lot of things including your mood, energy level, and ability to concentrate. For example, you might feel unfocused or drowsy after a heavy meal or shaky and jittery after consuming too much sugar or caffeine. It follows that there is a close connection between symptoms of attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) and [...]

Advice to Give Your ADHD Child Athlete’s Coach

July 31st, 2015|ADHD & ADD, Diet & Exercise|

Effective activities for kids with ADHD help to relieve common symptoms, like trouble focusing, mood swings, and emotional outbursts. Sports for kids with ADHD can be a challenge. On the one hand, they help to release excess energy. On the other hand, they can prove frustrating for children with ADHD, as sports often involve big-picture strategic [...]

How to Reduce Your Child’s Sweet Treat Intake

May 11th, 2015|Diet & Exercise|

If your child has a serious sweet tooth, you can be left worrying that they’re not getting the proper nutrition they need. Woodburn Pediatrics believes that healthy eating habits for kids is possible with a proactive, simple lifestyle tweaks. You can get started towards a healthier path today with some of these simple tips. […]