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'Arthur' characters star in new kids' health website

Characters from the TV show "Arthur" play a

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Characters from the kids TV show “Arthur” star in a new Arthur Family Health website, aiming to make topics such as food allergies, nutrition and fitness understandable for children.

Binky, for instance, has a peanut allergy, and his segment features printable activities and an interactive quiz. The segment on nutrition shows how Arthur, D.W., and their friends struggle to maintain a healthy...

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Food Network's Melissa d'Arabian on healthy cooking for kids

Melissa d'Arabian, star of Food Network's "Ten Dollar

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Chef Melissa d'Arabian, star of Food Network's "Ten Dollar Dinners," knows a thing or two about healthy eating for less. The mother of four and cookbook author was raised on a shoestring budget, which is how she developed a coupon-cutter mentality.

Through her cooking show and various cookbooks, d'Arabian has shown it's possible to feed a family of four for under $10. She recently teamed up...

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Snooki confesses she made this mistake with her newborn

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi will talk about her new

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What’s one blunder Snooki confesses she made with her newborn?

Strapping an iPad to his crib.

In her new book, “Baby Bumps: From Party Girl to Proud Mama, and all the Messy Milestones Along the Way” (Running Press, $22),  “Jersey Shore” star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi talks about how she and her husband, Jionni LaValle, used the iPad when their son, Lorenzo, now 16 months old, was...

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'Glee' star and Sesame Workshop take on separation anxiety, more

Sesame Workshop takes on kids' everyday stress.

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Elmo, Chicken and “Glee” star Chris Colfer team up in an anti-bullying video that is part of the Sesame Workshop’s latest installment of its “Little Children, Big Challenges” campaign.

Other new resources for kids and parents include Elmo and his dad in a skit called “Bye Bye For Now,” which helps kids deal with separation anxiety. Explore all the new additions at SesameStreet.org/challenges.

The...

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