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The Resilient Health Blog

Raise Resilient,
Healthy Kids, One Bite At A Time.

With Jess Sherman, MEd, RHN 

How To Halloween During A Pandemic

If you're anything like me you're feeling a great deal of conflict about Halloween this year. Am I right?

I thought I had this all worked out years ago when I triumphantly declared how I had made peace with Halloween and had learned to enjoy it again.

(related post: How I Calmed The MamaBear And Made Peace With Halloween)

But then 2020 happened and, you know... the world went topsy-turvy.

I...

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Top Foods To Fight Depression

For many years now, depression and anxiety have topped the list of mental health issues faced by children and young adults.

70% of the time, adults report that their mood instability started in childhood. I suspect, given what we know now about the biological roots of mental health and the impact of a child's diet on their mental wellness later in life, that number is actually...

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Can Screen Time Reduce Resilience?

A recent study showed that preschoolers exposed to 2+ hours of screen time a day were 7.7 times more likely to exhibit ADHD symptoms by age 5 (source). 

The overconsumption of technology, coupled with a sedentary lifestyle has created a perfect storm in kids and has resulted in non-Alzheimer’s, dementia-like symptoms.

Seriously. Digital Dementia in kids is a...

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Picky Eaters - Feeding Kids During The Crisis

A lot of parents in our community have kids they'd consider to be picky eaters. Last week I took our community into my kitchen to show them some of the things I'm doing with food right now to keep our bodies and minds healthy (you can read a summary here or watch the video replay in our group here). 

But I'm also aware that amidst all this talk of immune boosting and nourishment, when your...

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