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A Parent’s Thanksgiving Toolkit

Young girl smiling and holding a platter of roast turkey

​​Thanksgiving is time to appreciate your health, family and, of course, delicious food.

Blending Food and Festivities with Family on Thanksgiving​

​Thanksgiving means many families and friends are gathering together for feasts, football games, float watching, shopping and other fun festivities. While every gathering has different traditions, most families enjoy feasting with loved ones. Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cornbread, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie are among the favorites for many. So how do you balance individual preferences and cultural blends of your family while having fun on Thanksgiving?

Let’s Talk Turkey

All you need to know about holiday turkey – from how much to buy, to how long to cook it, to what you can do with your endless supply of leftover bird.

Boys Town Pediatrics and Hy-Vee are teaming up to offer parents practical tips to make nutrition easy, fun and affordable for today’s busy families. 

The Flu

Families celebrating Thanksgiving means sharing meals, stories and, unfortunately, germs. Prepare to beat the flu this season by reading up on the signs, treatment and prevention tips.

Enter: Elf on the Shelf

You’re grateful for your kids, but sometimes it’s easy to wish that there was more good behavior to be grateful for. Elf on the Shelf is a growing trend that can help teach your children to behave appropriately, even in the midst of holiday excitement.