What Happens to Oral Health Under the Affordable Care Act?

Find out the latest for you and your family Not everyone who supported the Affordable Care Act is pleased with what it could mean for the future of kid’s dental care, according to the Kaiser Health News. The concern is that children who would have access oral healthcare as part of the new plan (among families who don’t already qualify for Medicaid or CHIP) may not be able to afford it after all. “This is a huge disappointment,” Sen. Ben Cardin, a longtime proponent of improving...Read more...

Kids Are Exercising Less, Eating Worse

It’s a problem impacting children around the country – and in our own backyards. Did you know that only half of kids in America are getting the recommended amount of exercise? It used to be that by the time summer rolled around, the sounds of children playing outdoors could be heard in neighborhoods across Philadelphia. But today, researchers have found that among 10,000 students (ages 11 to 16) surveyed in 39 states, only about half of them admitted to being physically active each...Read more...

Getting Kids To Eat Leafy Greens

July 4th is just around the corner – with no shortage of hot dogs and hamburgers being readied for the grill. And while any parent knows it’s not always easy to convince picky eaters to eat veggies, dark, leafy greens – like kale and spinach – are not only loaded with calcium and iron, but are also excellent sources of vitamins A, C, E and K – not to mention fiber and folic acid. Since nutrition isn’t always a selling point for kids who’d rather be...Read more...