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This fast, easy dinner recipe is great for people trying to lose weight — or anyone who wants to eat healthy.
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This smoothie makes a filling snack for people trying to lose weight — or anyone who wants to eat healthy.
This recipe is especially for teens on a gluten-free diet, who must avoid foods that contain gluten, a type of protein found in many foods.
The sun is shining – why not dust off your bike and go for a ride? Before you hit the trail, though, read these tips on the right type of bike and gear you will need.
Binge eating is a type of eating disorder. This article for teens explains what it is, how to recognize it, and how to get help.
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This dinner recipe is great for people trying to lose weight — or anyone who wants to eat healthy.
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Get some cooking basics in this article for teens, including tips on where to find recipes.
Here’s a savory vegetarian recipe for anyone trying to eat healthy or lose weight.
This easy breakfast recipe is great for people trying to lose weight — or anyone who wants to eat healthy. Just put everything in the slow cooker before you go to bed and enjoy a warm, hearty meal in the morning!
Put all the ingredients for this recipe into a slow cooker before you leave for school and come home to a tasty dinner! This recipe is great for people trying to lose weight — or anyone who wants to eat healthy.
Prepare this recipe before you leave for school and come home to a tasty dinner! This dish is great for people trying to lose weight — or anyone who wants to eat healthy.
Besides extra calories, teens with cystic fibrosis have some specific nutritional needs. Find out more.
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This sample meal plan for teens with cystic fibrosis provides a day’s worth of meals that add up to about 3,750 calories.
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Visit our nutrition and fitness center for teens to get information and advice on food, exercise, and sports.
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This breakfast recipe is great for people trying to lose weight — or anyone who wants to eat healthy.
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This vegetarian recipe makes a good weekend lunch for the entire family or a party snack to share with a group. It’s suitable for teens who are trying to lose weight.
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This soup recipe is great for people trying to lose weight — or anyone who wants to eat healthy. The recipe can be prepared ahead of time and reheated.
Baseball is by no means a dangerous sport. But it can present a very real risk of injuries from things like wild pitches, batted balls, and collisions in the field.
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Cheerleading today requires considerable athletic ability. The more challenging it gets, the greater the risk of getting hurt. Find out how to avoid injuries.
Softball is a very safe sport, especially slow-pitch. But in fastpitch, things speed up, and that increases the chances of getting hurt. So keep these safety tips in mind.
Field hockey is a contact sport, and injuries are bound to happen. To minimize your risk of injury, follow these safety tips.
Football is a lot of fun, but since the name of the game is to hit somebody, injuries are common. To keep things as safe as possible, follow these tips.
While it may seem silly to think of golf and danger in the same sentence, injuries can and do happen. To learn how to stay safe on the golf course, take a look at these safety tips.
Gymnastics is a great sport and a fun way to get a muscular, toned body. But, it also presents a very real risk of injury. To keep things safe during practice and competition, follow these tips.
As fun as it is, ice hockey carries a very real risk of injury. To find out how to stay as safe as possible, follow these tips.
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Snowboarding is a great way to have fun, but it can also present some very real dangers. Follow these safety tips to learn how to stay safe on the slopes.
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Following these tips can help protect you from injuries while playing volleyball.
In wrestling, injuries are bound to happen sometimes. To keep things as safe as possible, follow these tips.
This fast, easy dinner recipe is great for people trying to lose weight or anyone who wants to eat healthy.
This easy lunch or dinner recipe only takes a few minutes to prepare. It makes a great packed lunch and is a good option for people trying to lose weight — or anyone who wants to eat healthy.
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Healthy snacks are essential for busy teens. Find out how eating nutritious snacks throughout the day can keep your energy level high and your mind alert.
You don’t need to be a dietitian to figure out how to make healthy food choices. Before grabbing a shopping cart and heading for the aisles, read this article to make grocery shopping a snap.
You may have heard about soy foods in the news, including claims that soy prevents diseases such as cancer and heart disease. So what is the story on soy?
This dip makes a great after-school snack. The protein and fiber give you energy and help you feel full until dinner. It’s a great choice for vegetarians or teens who are trying to lose weight.
Playing hard doesn’t have to mean getting hurt. The best way to ensure a long and injury-free athletic career is to play it safe from the start. Find out how.
This site has tips on things like preparing for a new season, handling sports pressure, staying motivated, and dealing with injuries.
Just as professional sports stars need medical care to keep them playing their best, so do student athletes. That’s why it’s important to get a sports physical.
Sports supplements are products used to enhance athletic performance. Lots of people who want to improve their performance have questions about how supplements work and whether they’re safe.
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Sprains and strains are common injuries, especially for people who play hard or are into sports. Find out what they are and how to recuperate from one.
This recipe is designed for vegans or teens with lactose intolerance, who need to limit or avoid dairy products.
This smoothie makes a satisfying snack for people trying to lose weight, vegetarians, babysitters looking for kid-friendly ideas — or anyone who wants to eat healthy.
Is working out with weights safe for teens? The best way to build muscle tone and definition is to combine aerobic and flexibility exercises with the right kind of strength training.
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You may have heard mixed things about stretching before working out. Here are the cold, hard facts on warming up, stretching, and cooling down.
This easy-to-make salad does more than look pretty on a plate. It’s good for you too!
T’ai chi is an ancient Chinese martial art form. Like yoga in India, t’ai chi was developed to enhance both physical and emotional well-being.
In this video, teens talk about dealing with various health problems as well as fitting healthy eating and exercise into their lives.
Serious testicular injuries are relatively uncommon, but testicular injury can be painful. Read this to find out what steps you can take to protect yourself from injury.
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With all the focus on dieting, how do you figure out what’s healthy and what isn’t? Read this article to get the basics on dieting.
This lunch recipe is great for people trying to lose weight — or anyone who wants to eat healthy.
This fast and easy soup recipe is hearty enough to stand alone as a full meal. Low in fat and calories, it’s great for people trying to lose weight — or anyone who wants to eat healthy.
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Here’s a super-fast, homemade trail mix that’s lower in fat and calories than store bought versions. It’s a great snack for people trying to lose weight — or anyone who just wants to eat healthy.
This high-calorie recipe is especially for teens with cystic fibrosis (CF), who may need additional calories to meet their nutritional needs.
This recipe makes a hearty lunch for people trying to lose weight, or anyone who wants to eat healthy. Make the meatloaf for dinner the night before and enjoy the sandwiches as leftovers the next day.
A vegan doesn’t consume any animal-derived foods or use animal products or byproducts, and eats only plant-based foods.
This recipe makes a satisfying and well-rounded meal for vegetarians or anyone trying to lose weight.
This easy dinner recipe takes 10 minutes to make. It’s great for vegetarians and for people trying to lose weight — or anyone who wants to eat healthy.
Vitamin D has been called the new “wonder vitamin,” but most teens aren’t getting enough. Find out why vitamin D is important and how to get the right amount.
Vitamins and minerals are nutrients that the body needs to work properly. They boost the immune system, promote normal growth and development, and help cells and organs do their jobs.
Swimming and other water sports are a great way to beat the heat. Read this article to find out how you can stay safe at the pool, beach, lake – and even the water park.
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A couple of pounds of extra body fat are not a health risk for most people. But when people are severely overweight, it can cause health problems.
Getting the right amount of exercise can rev up your energy levels and even help you to feel better emotionally. Find out why.
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These muffins are a healthier option for people trying to lose weight. They also make an easy “on the go” breakfast and are a great way to get your veggies!