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Woman’s Turns Baton Rouge Pink at 3rd Annual Half Marathon

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Nov 19, 2014 in health

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On Sunday, nearly 1,000 runners and walkers took to the streets of downtown Baton Rouge to run 3.1, 6.2 or 13.1 miles for the third annual Woman’s Half Marathon, 10K and 5K.

Woman’s runners beat the rain and got to enjoy wonderful temperatures early Sunday morning. From the Capitol to the Tiger Stadium, from downtown to the Garden District, Baton Rouge transformed from a purple and gold town to a pink city.

Give Thanks and Be Healthy

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Nov 17, 2014 in Family Fun, health, Parenting

The following post is written by Amber McGuerty and Paula Meeks at Woman’s Food and Nutrition Services

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, remember to be thankful for your health and continue to practice good nutrition habits. Whether you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner or bringing a dish to share, you can modify your recipes to have less fat, sugar and calories without sacrificing taste and quality.

Happy Veteran’s Day from The Mommy-Go-Round

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Nov 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Thank you, veterans, for your service!

Woman’s Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K Is This Weekend

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Nov 10, 2014 in Family Fun, health

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It’s time to lace up your running shoes, ladies. The third annual Woman’s Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K is right around the corner, and now is the time to get your training plan finalized and register to run, walk or volunteer.

What sets the Woman’s Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K apart from other road races around the region? For starters, it’s the only races geared exclusively toward women and the celebration of the health of women and infants in south Louisiana.

The Woman’s Half Marathon and 10K offers runners the unique option to choose their running distance, even during the event. If training didn’t quite prepare a runner to tackle the half – or if she’s just ready to start the post-race party – she can simply turn north on the 10K course.

Down on the Plate … It’s a Bean! It’s a Plant! It’s Superfood!!!!!

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Nov 05, 2014 in health, Parenting

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The following post was written by Parenting.com and Paula Meeks, registered dietitian with Woman’s Hospital.

It’s a fact of life: Chips, cupcakes and lots of other not-so-nutritionally-noble foods are going to find their way into your child’s mouth. Heck, if left to their own devices, a lot of kids wouldn’t eat anything that didn’t come out of a pizza or pasta box.

But that’s all the more reason to make sure the meals you serve up are packed with as much good stuff as possible. Most important, these “superfoods” also foods kids might actually eat. Add them to this week’s shopping list!

4 Tips For Reducing Your Halloween Candy Haul

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Nov 03, 2014 in health, Parenting

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By now the ghosts and ghouls have vanished for another year, but you’re still stuck with mounds of chocolate and sugar from your trick or treating.

According to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, a Halloween bag with 60 pieces of “fun-size” treats contain an estimated 4,800 calories — including 1.5 cups of fat and 3 cups of sugar. And just one or two snack-size candies provide 100 calories.

While Halloween is a time to let children splurge and enjoy their sweet haul, there are ways to keep your kids – and you – from going overboard on sugar.

Finding the Less-Ghoulish Treats This Halloween

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Oct 31, 2014 in Family Fun, health

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Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something healthy to eat?

Halloween is not a night for carrots and celery sticks. Chocolate, sugar, lollipops and gum own the night. But while our sugar intake may go up tonight, our waistlines can avoid a scare through some simple moderation.

Tricks to Keep Your Little Pumpkin Safe This Halloween

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 Pumpkins, parties and candy!

Halloween is certainly a treat for kids, but with safety issues hiding behind every corner, parents can find the holiday downright scary. You know to keep your children away from Jack-O’-Lanterns and any other lit candles (right? just checking), but you’ve also got to be smart on the street.

To keep you from going batty worrying about ghoulish tricks and spooky surprises, the Mommy-Go-Round talked with Dr. Stephen Sanches of The Pediatric Clinic about what parents can do to keep devilish deeds to a minimum and keep their tiny spirits trouble-free.

Check out the list of tricks to suit up and troll for treats safely and keep your little pumpkin safe on Halloween.

My Guide to Public Breastfeeding Etiquette

Posted by: Tamara Palmer on Oct 28, 2014 in Babies, Breastfeeding, Parenting

Recently on my Facebook newsfeed, an article popped up that a friend “liked” titled “Why I’m Glad Someone told Me to stop Breastfeeding in Public.” This interested me because there’s a lot of media out there about moms who believe they should be able to breastfeed in public no matter where they are, whether it be a restaurant, out on the sidewalk or on a public bus. To see a title of an article state that this woman was glad someone told her NOT to, well I just had to read it.

The article is on Huffington Post, please feel free to read it yourselves.

Woman’s Presents Baby Grand

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Oct 27, 2014 in Babies, Parenting, Pregnancy

 

You’re pregnant or you just gave birth to your baby boy or girl. Your child is the center of your world and you want the absolute best for him or her from the very start. But where do you start?

On Saturday, Nov. 1, Woman’s Hospital will host its semi-annual Baby Grand event to bring pregnancy and infant-care information at your fingertips.

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