Join the chat about kids and sugar

Guest Blogger  //  Sep 8, 2014

Join the chat about kids and sugar

Most parents know the importance of keeping an eye on the sugary foods your child eats — but what about the sweet stuff in what she drinks? Some of your children’s favorite beverages are loaded with added sugars, even the seemingly healthy ones like flavored milks and juices. That’s why Scholastic Parent & Child is thrilled to team up with the American Heart Association to host a Twitter chat geared toward not only helping you identify those sneaky sources of sugar, but also getting your child to make (and like!) healthier choices. This event is part of the AHA’s EmpowerMEnt Challenge, a fun, month-long event that encourages families to take charge of their health by tackling a different goal each week in honor of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.

We hope to see you there!

When: September 10, 2014, from 12:00 p.m. To 1:00 p.m. CST (1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST)

How: Use #LifeisWhy to follow and join the conversation on Twitter

Participants: Dr. Linda Van Horn, Professor in Preventive Medicine at the Northwestern Comprehensive Center on Obesity, and the American Heart Association (@American_Heart)

Visit for program information, tools and resources. To help keep you on track and accountable during the challenge, you can share your family’s progress on the new Life is Why Facebook group