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When My Son Received an Obesity Diagnosis (Part II)


Hello again, and thank you for joining me for this next section of my blog post on my son and his obesity diagnosis.  In my first post I discussed what BMI is and why this particular number is used in conjunction with growth charts to monitor children.  Here is an article about why BMI is […]

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When My Son Received an Obesity Diagnosis (Part I)


For anyone who is new to Dr. Ann’s blog, let me introduce myself.  My name is Angela Bilbrey and I am a registered dietitian, an avid runner, a community advocate for healthier schools and most importantly, a mom to two lovely children.  I am well aware of the obesity crisis that our nation is facing […]

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Exercise Videos for Kids!


Fitness Blender Kids Workout 25 Minute Fun Workout for Kids at Home https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McD6_oOWs-M 20 Minute Workout For Kids Run4Change 20/20 Challenge – 20 Minute Workout https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzx-d1Z2bLY  Challenge Dance Workout for Kids 45:36 Minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y6bIbr-Hn0&t=91s

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Time for Dessert?


Now that you are moving, how about a sweet treat? Have you heard of “nice” cream? It is a yummy dessert made from bananas that closely resembles ice cream – but with fewer calories and fat than traditional ice cream. I’ve provided a basic recipe that can be modified to make your favorite flavors. You’ll go bananas for […]

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Making Family Meals Work


Families that eat together, stay together.  In the last 15 years, researchers have confirmed what parents have known for a long time: sharing a family meal is good for the spirit, the brain and the health of all family members.  The challenges to family dinners are time, technology and picky eaters.  Here I have provided […]

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Standing Desks


Some Neenah school classrooms may soon be getting a makeover that will not only give students a little more physical activity, but also improve their learning experience. Coolidge Elementary School and St. Margaret Mary Elementary are both raising funds to add alternative desks to their classrooms. As a whole, Americans sit way too much and […]

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Know Your (Kid’s) Numbers


The American Heart Association has been educating the adult population on the importance of “knowing their numbers” for years. Since 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended that parents should know this information about their children as well. “All kids get should get their cholesterol checked by age 11,” said Dr. Ann Liebeskind, a […]

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Pediatric Nutrition


Hello again!   I’m back and answering a question today on pediatric nutrition. This blog post is in response to a question on Dr. Ann’s Facebook page about proper nutrition for children under the age of 3 with an emphasis on what to feed a child who doesn’t have all of their teeth yet. Generally […]

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