Resources by Elena Serrano

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Kids, Food, and Electronic Media May 1, 2009 348-008
Calcium: Build Strong Bones May 1, 2009 348-019
Go Local, Virginia May 1, 2009 348-127
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
Healthy Weights for Healthy Kids; Smart Activities Lesson, Experience: Activity Charades Dec 13, 2011 348-996
Smart Activities Lesson, Experience: Silly Songs Dec 13, 2011 348-997
Healthy Weights for Healthy Kids, Smart Activities Lesson, Experience: Activitudes Dec 13, 2011 348-998
Healthy Weights for Healthy Kids, Smart Activities Lesson, Experience: Calorie Countdown Dec 13, 2011 348-999
Pescados y Mariscos en Virginia - Inocuos y Nutritivos Jan 12, 2010 348-961S
Healthy Weights for Healthy Kids; Smart Activities Lesson Experience: Laborsaving Devices Dec 13, 2011 349-001
Healthy Weights for Healthy Kids; Smart Snacks Lesson Experience: Label Literacy Dec 13, 2011 349-002
Healthy Weights for Healthy Kids; Smart Snacks Lesson Experience: Sandwich Something Dec 13, 2011 349-003
Healthy Weights for Healthy Kids; Smart Snacks Lesson Experience: Grazing on Grains Dec 13, 2011 349-004
Healthy Weights for Healthy Kids; Smart Snacks Lesson Experience: Commercializing Ourselves Dec 13, 2011 349-005
Healthy Weights for Healthy Kids; Smart Image Lesson Experience: What’s Important Is Inside Dec 14, 2011 349-006
Healthy Weights for Healthy Kids; Smart Image Lesson Plans Experience: Body Positive Dec 14, 2011 349-007
Healthy Weights for Healthy Kids; Smart Image Lesson Experience: You Can’t Judge a Book by its Cover Dec 14, 2011 349-008
Healthy Weights for Healthy Kids; Smart Image Lesson Experience: What’s “Normal” Supposed to Look Like Anyway? Dec 14, 2011 349-009
Healthy Weights for Healthy Kids; Smart Drinks Lesson Experience: Be a Drink Detective Dec 14, 2011 349-010
Healthy Weights for Healthy Kids; Smart Drinks Lesson Experience: Mix It Up Dec 14, 2011 349-011
Healthy Weights for Healthy Kids; Smart Drinks Lesson Plans Experience: Filter-Buster Dec 14, 2011 349-012
Healthy Weights for Healthy Kids; Smart Foods Lesson Experience: Nutrient Navigation Dec 14, 2011 349-013
Healthy Weights for Healthy Kids; Smart Foods Lesson Experience: Planning a Healthy Plate Dec 14, 2011 349-014
Healthy Weights for Healthy Kids; Smart Foods Lesson Experience: Color Your Plate Dec 14, 2011 349-015
Healthy Weights for Healthy Kids;Smart Choices Lesson Experience: Sense of Time Dec 14, 2011 349-017
Healthy Weights for Healthy Kids; Smart Choices Lesson Experience: Tongue-Tastic Dec 14, 2011 349-018
The Nitty-Gritty of Food Safety: A Guide for Parents and Childcare Providers Feb 2, 2012 FST-11
Building Healthy Meals Together
Teach your kids the building blocks of a balanced meal and a healthy life with food and physical activity. It's a lesson they won't forget!
Jul 7, 2014 HNFE-111NP
Fruits and Veggies
Want your child to eat more fruits and veggies? Learn how to make fruits and veggies fun while shopping, cooking, and eating them together.
Jul 7, 2014 HNFE-112NP
Cook Together. Eat Together. Talk Together.
Want to have a relaxing meal time with your family? Learn how to enjoy each other more and get the most out of your time together.
Jul 7, 2014 HNFE-113NP
Sink Those Germs! Food Safety
Food Safety is important for keeping you and your little ones healthy and safe. Learn how to keep a clean kitchen and how to help your kids be germ-free!
Jul 7, 2014 HNFE-121NP
Let’s Move! Enjoy Moving as a Family
Find ways to be active with your family no matter the weather. Help your kids to grow-up strong and healthy by moving every day.
Jul 7, 2014 HNFE-122NP
Nonnutritive Sweeteners: Are They Safe? Oct 24, 2013 HNFE-140P
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
Whole Grains
Whole-grains are great for you and your kids. Learn how to tell if your grains are whole-grain and ways to add more whole-grains to your day. If you eat whole-grains, your kids will too!
Jul 7, 2014 HNFE-76NP
Milk Matters
Theres no power like the power of a mother! Use your Mom Power for good by helping your little ones get enough milk every day to grow up big and strong.
Jul 7, 2014 HNFE-88NP