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Nutrition Concerns


How the New Dietary Guidelines Help Your Family Make Healthier Food Choices

The latest update to the government’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans could be good news for kids’ health! The new dietary guidelines say – more strongly…


Fruits Vs.Veggies … Texture, Size and Shape Matter

Parents often struggle with getting their kids to eat vegetables and wonder if fruit is just as good? Fruits contain many of the same vitamins…


5 Creative Meat Alternatives for Picky Children

Do you have a child who refuses to eat meat? It’s more common than you may think. Kids go through a variety of different eating…


10 Tips for Healthy Holiday Parties at Home or School

The holidays have arrived, and it’s the season of class parties, social gatherings and an abundance of sugary sweets—sweets often made with refined flour and…


Debunking the Role of Genetics in Obesity

As a dietitian, I often hear, “I’m overweight, so my kids are bound to be heavy.” While it is true that genetics play a role…


Shocking Color Additives in Food Marketed to Kids

It’s no secret that bright, vibrant colors attract children to food products. A large portion of children’s cereals, beverages, and treats are brilliant shades of…


A Life of Joy, Free of Soy!

If your infant or child gets an upset stomach, diarrhea, or nausea after eating soy, they are not alone. Allergy and intolerance to soybeans is one…


Getting Enough Sleep May Help Prevent Weight Gain!

We all know it’s important to get enough sleep, but do you know why?  Lack of sleep can affect judgment, reaction time, alertness and mood…


Healthy Kids Today -Prevent Cancer Tomorrow

What if you could protect your child from developing cancer later in life? YOU CAN — starting with their next meal! Teaching your child healthy…


Summer Time – When Kids Gain Weight

When you think of kids and summer, what are the first things that come to mind? How about the beach, swimming, games, ice cream, catching…


Teaching Body Image: Don’t Say, I’m So Fat!

With childhood obesity on the rise, there are a lot of anti-obesity campaigns that can sometimes be misinterpreted by a child and their family. This…


The Truth About What Kids Are Really Eating

Do more berries and broccoli mean less candy and cake? A recent study explored the answer to this question. The study investigated whether eating more…


Take 5! For Healthy Choices

The bell rings for lunch, and everyone is out! It’s hard to forget the ubiquitous race that takes place every day around noon. Not only…


25 Tips for Your Picky Eater

Getting your picky eater to try new foods can be a major challenge. Luckily, there are several ways you can change their habits, making mealtime…


Five Simple Steps To Combat Childhood Obesity

Pediatric overweight has been an issue for a while, but now everyone is talking about it. Our nation and state have seen a substantial rise…


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