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Smart Snacking! Tips for Moms From Local Fitness Expert Amanda La Torre

Amanda La Torre

Let’s talk about snack time. The foods we give our kids to munch on in between meals can play a major role in their mood, energy levels and fullness. Here to give us the ‘scoop on snacks’ is Amanda La Torre, mother of 2, fitness expert and General Manager of …

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How to Avoid Fast Food on Busy Sports Evenings

child doing gymnastics

My oldest three children have hit an age where their sports require evening participation.  While we are homeschoolers and actively seek out day-time classes, sometimes evenings are the only available option, or are the best-fitting option for our overall schedule.  AND, due to swim lessons being a huge priority for …

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Why I’m Unhappy with the Nevada School Wellness Policy

Washoe County's "Health" Policies

When my daughter was named her class’s student of the month for October 2015, we were all thrilled, but she was most excited about one thing: getting the monthly pizza luncheon for SOMs in all grades (an elite group for sure). The monthly lunch with pizzas, CapriSuns or bottled water, …

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