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Our power food of the week is pears! Health Benefits of Pears A naturally sweet and crunchy snack, pears can be sliced, cooked, and used to make all kinds of delicious, nutritious food. Pears contain non soluble polysaccharide (NSP), a natural source of fiber. Pears are...

This week we're learning about the health benefits of watermelon! Health Benefits of Watermelon Watermelon not only makes for a quenching, natural treat, but has many health benefits as well. Watermelon contains vitamins A, C, B1, B5, and B6. And because watermelon is 92% water and full of...

This week's power food is green pepper! Health Benefits of Green Peppers  Green bell peppers not only add flavor to your meal, but plenty of nutrition, too! A single cup serving of green peppers has 2.5 grams of fiber, almost 120 milligrams of vitamin C, and natural antioxidants. Both vitamin C...

Melanie Channick, Amazing Athletes Montgomery County, PA As a youth sports’ development program, Amazing Athletes focuses on teaching children the fun and importance of fitness. We believe that active, structured play is an integral part of children’s education. Research shows that fitness not only helps the body,...

Many people make a new year’s resolution to be healthier throughout the next year. But when healthy habits are instilled early, children learn to make fitness and nutrition part of their lifestyle rather than a goal that may come and go.   When children learn the foundations...

It’s no secret that children are especially impressionable. When it comes to good sportsmanship, kids look to their coaches and parents as examples of how to act. Developing good sportsmanship does more than show kids how to behave politely during and after a game. Sportsmanship impacts how children interact on and off the field. Good sportsmanship builds teamwork, character, and teaches respect, honor, discipline, kindness, inclusion, resilience, perseverance, and more.

An active family is a healthy family, but sometimes the weather makes it hard to get outside. Don’t let cold or indoor distractions keep you from exercise. There are lots of fun and easy ways for the family to stay fit together! Check out these...

The holiday season has arrived and that means Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Undoubtedly, the end of November brings about the most celebrated American dinner of the year. But food, family and friends is not always a recipe for health—especially when the food lacks...

Sweets – chocolate - candy - oh my! Halloween is around the corner, and kids are already gearing up to collect their treats. Healthy-minded parents, however, know that too much sugar can be harmful. How does a conscientious caregiver help their child overcome the dangers of...

After finding himself burned out in a successful real estate career, Jared Taylor wanted to re-energize his life and shift his focus, as well as his profession, toward a career where one of his biggest passions—sports—could be engaged. Jared is a cross-trained athlete who has played...

As summer draws to a close, parents are preparing to send their children back to school, and kids are gearing up to refocus their attention on learning and study. However, active play should not stop just because school is starting. In fact, physical activity is an essential ingredient for healthy, productive students of all ages, and incorporating it into the school day makes kids more attentive, better behaved, and superior academic performers.

Are your kids already bored this summer? Help them make the most of their vacation by getting them active through fun outdoor games! Outside activities are a great way to keep kids moving after school sports and activities are over. Plus, games are important in...

At Amazing Athletes, we strive to help kids become exactly what our name suggests: Amazing! Active games, activities and sports have a tremendous power to facilitate physiological development in children by honing their fine motor skills, coordination and balance. But being an Amazing Athlete means so much...

One of the best things about winter is snow!  Playing games outside after a flurry is a great way to help kids develop gross and fine motor skills, improve hand-eye coordination, and promote activity through the winter. Here is a list of five active snow games...

The fun and excitement of the holidays are over, but the cold and dreary weather remains!  With outdoor opportunities limited, indoor activities are taking center stage in homes, schools and care programs across the country.  Indoor games can present both mental and physical challenges, and...

There are numerous benefits of youth sports – many of which are obvious. Keeping children fit, instilling healthy habits in kids at a young age, and keeping children busy and away from negative influences are all understood benefits of enrolling your child in sports programs...