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How to Slow Down Your Family's Schedule

Thursday, Feb 04, 2016
Parent Positive

This free speaker series is presented by Doylestown Health, CB Cares Educational Foundation, Central Bucks School District and the Central Bucks Family YMCA.

Feeling overscheduled? Many families today struggle to balance spending time together with commitments to work, school, and after-school sports and activities. Busy schedules can lead to health issues for the whole family, like sleep deprivation, stress and overeating.

To encourage a lifetime of healthy habits, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that families take the following steps:

  • Eat breakfast every day
  • Eat low-fat dairy products like yogurt, milk, and cheese and foods rich in calcium
  • Engage in an hour of physical activity every day
  • Limit screen time (TV, computer, video games) to two hours or less per day
  • Limit fast food and take-out food
  • Eat high-fiber foods

Healthy Tips for Families

Looking for more information on developing a healthy family routine? Join pediatrician Jason Komasz, MD, lead pediatric hospitalist of Doylestown Health's Della Penna Pediatric Center, to learn healthy tips for families, including how to get a good night's sleep, eating a healthy diet and the importance of family dinners, and how to combat overscheduling.

Growing Healthy Together: Tips to Live Healthier as a Family

When: Thursday, February 18, 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Lenape Middle School, Auditorium

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This program is appropriate for parents of elementary, middle, and high school-aged children. Babysitting for children in Kindergarten thru 6th grade is available. Pre-registration is required for babysitting.

Parent Positive Speaker Series

Growing Healthy Together: Tips to Live Healthier as a Family is part of the Parent Positive speaker series. Parent Positive is a collaboration among CB Cares Educational Foundation, Doylestown Health, the Central Bucks School District and the Central Bucks Family YMCA to offer free education for local families on important health topics affecting the community.

Upcoming programs include:

  • Resilient Kids: Building a Stress-Busting Toolkit – Saturday, March 12
  • Raising Kids to Thrive: Balancing Love with Expectations and Protection with Trust – Wednesday, April 13

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