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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Seven Suggestions: Healthy Eating at Birthday Parties

Hi all:

Anna here.   In a previous post, we explored 25 suggestions for healthy food that you could make and serve at your child’s birthday party.  In this post, we turn around the situation, and give you seven suggestions (a whole week’s worth!) for ways you can help encourage healthy eating habits when your child attends another child’s birthday party. … Read the rest

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Health Games = Corporate Games?

Hi all:

Anna here again, with some thoughts on health gaming.  Fitfunner is a health game.  It is designed to achieve a specific health objective (helping parents guide their kids to better health habits) using the techniques of gaming (game mechanics, game dynamics, and game aesthetics – for those of you following the MDA model of game design).… Read the rest

Posted in Gaming

What Other Moms Say #4

Hi all:

Anna here.  In this post, we’re continuing our series What Other Moms Say.  We all know that it can be really helpful to find out what other Moms have done when faced with a similar kid situation.  That’s actually built into Fitfunner: our health games are built around questions from Moms (or other parents) about how to guide their kids to better eating and exercise habits.… Read the rest

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25 Fun and Healthy Birthday Party Food Ideas

Hi all:

Anna here.  Today’s post is about your kids and birthday parties.  When you are trying to teach them about healthy eating and instill healthy eating habits in them, birthday parties can be a big challenge.  Especially if it is you that is planning the birthday party!… Read the rest

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