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15 Habits of Healthy Families

By Holly Pevzner 

The Secret Recipe to a Healthy Family

The Secret Recipe to a Healthy Family

Keeping your family happy and healthy is a full-time job — and a difficult one at that. But, as a parent, it’s one of your top priorities. So we consulted top family health experts to give you a game plan of some of the most important — and easiest — things you can do to ensure that every member of your household stays healthy, smiling and feeling their very best.

Holly Pevzner is a freelance writer living in Brooklyn, NY, whose work has appeared in ParentingReal SimpleEating Well and more.

Reviewed by Elaine Brown, MD on November 8, 2013

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