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November 2013 • #64
A Note from the Medical Editor

It can be challenging for everyone to eat right during the holiday season. After all, who doesn’t love a slice of warm apple pie on Thanksgiving? Remember, sweets and snacks are OK in appropriate portion sizes and in moderation.

Please see the other articles and links in this newsletter for more information on healthy active living for families. Happy Thanksgiving!

~Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP
Medical Editor,


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Healthy Active Living for Families
With just a few small changes in daily routines, your family can lead healthier and more active lives. Here’s how.  Go >
Healthy and Unhealthy Choices at Fast Food Restaurants
It is possible to find healthier choices at many fast food restaurants. These tips can help. Go >
Turning Family Time into Active Time
While watching movies together can be fun, here are some other ideas to get your whole family up and moving. Enjoy!  Go >
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