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Healthy Holiday Resource Guide

This is the time of year that it is more difficult to make healthy choices.  Here are a few previous blogs to help you manage temptation and keep those healthy habits throughout the holiday season. 

Food & Drink

Candy-free Stocking Stuffer Ideas – Sometimes even Santa needs some ideas to make the holidays just a little healthier.

Surviving the Holiday Party Gauntlet – Suggestions to successfully enjoy and manage temptations at holiday parties.

Healthy Holiday Substitutions – Make your favorite recipes better for you by using these simple substitutions.

Having Heart Disease and Diabetes Over for the Holidays – WakeMed Diabetes Educator discusses simple changes you can make to your holiday menu to accomodate family members with heart disease or diabetes.

Cooking Safety for Kids – Tips for including kids safely in the holiday cooking.

Wealth, Health & Happiness – Strategies for making New Year’s food traditions healthier – from collard greens to menudo.

Healthy Holidays – Healthy holiday meals, cooking substitutions and suggestions to keep your family active. 


Considering and iGift for a Child – WakeMed pediatric developmental psycologist considers gifts of tablets, iTouches and smartphones for young children.

Toy Safety Guide –  Safe Kids Wake County toy safety guidelines. Post includes links to learn about recalls and other toy safety resources.


The Gift of a Cold – Ways to stay well at holiday gatherings.

5 Indoor Workout Resources You Didn’t Even Know You Had – If you have wireless internet or a TV with cable, you too can exercise even when you are away from home.

Dangers of a Swallowed Battery – The holidays are a time of friends, family, gifts, and batteries.  Learn how batteries can cause irreparable harm when swallowed.