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Nutrition Concerns


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…


Challenged by a Finicky Eater in Your House?

The Pitfall of a Beige Diet. Are chicken nuggets and French fries at the top of your child’s favorite food list? It seems for countless…


Help! I Can’t Change My Family’s Eating Habits

Have you ever heard the saying, “Once a picky eater, always a picky eater?” Many parents believe this myth, but it’s just not true! Children’s…


How to Problem-Solve “Food Fights”

You spend over half an hour planning and cooking a nutritionally balanced meal, and you hope the meal will be a big success. Then, all…


Constipation in Kids

This is part 2 in our series focusing on childhood constipation and how our diet can help us find a sense of relief. For bowel-basics…


The Scoop on Poop: Part 1

Stool. Feces. Scat. Poop. It goes by many names, and everyone does it. Some days it’s smooth and relieving, other days it’s hard and requires…


Healthy Kids Today -Prevent Cancer Tomorrow

What if you could protect your child from developing cancer later in life and have fun during the process? YOU CAN — starting with their…


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…


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