Resources by Elena Serrano

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Calcium: Build Strong Bones May 1, 2009 348-019
Healthy Eating for Children Ages 2 to 5 Years Old: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers
Rapid growth and development occurs during the preschool years, ages 2 through 5. A child grows about 2 to 3 inches and gains 4 to 5 pounds each year. Proper nutrition and opportunities to play and be physically active are critical to ensuring your child grows properly, learns to enjoy nutritious foods, and adopts healthy behaviors for maximum development and lifelong health. This publication covers various topics of interest to parents and caregivers of young children and gives an overview of optimal feeding practices.
Dec 13, 2013 348-150 (HNFE-105P)
Healthy Weights for Healthy Kids: What Is a Healthy Weight?
There is no one healthy weight for all children. Children come in different sizes and shapes. Some children are naturally petite. Others have bigger builds, larger bones, or greater muscle mass that can result in a heavier weight. They also grow at different rates. Any weight that supports growth, learning, development, fitness, and well-being can be a healthy weight.
Dec 10, 2014 348-270 (HNFE-213P)
Healthy Weights for Healthy Kids: What Should I Do if My Child Is Underweight? May 1, 2009 348-271
Healthy Weights for Healthy Kids: What Should I Do if My Child Has a Poor Body Image? May 1, 2009 348-272
Healthy Weights for Healthy Kids: What Should I Do if My Child Is Overweight?
If your child is overweight, he or she is not alone. Overweight and obesity are growing at epidemic rates among American children and teens. The rate has tripled in 30 years and is expected to rise. In 2012, 18 percent of children ages 6 to 11 and 20 percent of adolescents ages 12 to 19 were considered obese.
Dec 10, 2014 348-273 (HNFE-215P)
Trans Fats and the Food Label May 1, 2009 348-350
The Low-Carbohydrate Craze: Is it a healthy way to lose weight? May 1, 2009 348-351
Iron: Build Strong Blood May 1, 2009 348-371
Nourishing Children with Books May 1, 2009 348-950
Safe and Nutritious Seafood in Virginia May 1, 2009 348-961
Smart Activities Lesson, Experience: Silly Songs Dec 13, 2011 348-997
The Nitty-Gritty of Food Safety: A Guide for Parents and Childcare Providers Feb 2, 2012 FST-11
Nonnutritive Sweeteners: Are They Safe? May 3, 2019 HNFE-140P (HNFE-886)
Popular Diets: If It Sounds Too Good to Be True, It Probably Is
The promotion of different “diets” or diet programs has become rampant in our modern society, with many making erroneous claims about weight loss and healthy lifestyles. It can seem that each time you hop on the computer or catch the news a groundbreaking way to shed pounds and get the perfect body is being touted.
Dec 6, 2013 HNFE-141P
Sports Drinks: Are They Necessary for My Child?
Sports drinks were developed to help replenish fluid, electrolytes, and carbohydrates lost during long, hard exercise, sometimes performed in extreme temperatures. For example, participating in endurance cycling, marathon training, competitive soccer and tennis matches, and football during the summer months. While sports drinks provide benefits under such circumstances, youth are consuming sports drinks after minimal physical activity, during routine sports practices, and sometimes even outside of sports participation.
Nov 18, 2013 HNFE-142P
Energy Drinks: Are They Healthy for Children?
Energy drinks are types of beverages that contain stimulants and are aimed at improving mental alertness and concentration and providing physical stimulation, such as optimizing athletic performance. They are different from sports drinks, which generally do not contain stimulants.
Mar 17, 2014 HNFE-183P
Healthy Meetings Checklist Nov 1, 2017 HNFE-480NP