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Nutrition and Weight


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


Five Tips to Help Your Nanny or Caregiver Instill Healthy Eating

A question I often hear is, “How can I make sure my child is eating healthy while under the care of their nanny?” It may…


Ways Parents Can Cut Down on Sugar

Indulging in too many sugar-sweetened foods can have undesirable side effects such as dental cavities and weight gain. Those excess pounds can increase your risk…


Turn Your NEAT On

Remember the lemur in the animated film Madagascar singing, “I like to move it, move it…”? Dr. James Levine, a professor of medicine at the Mayo…


An Overweight Child is a Family Affair

Aren’t genetics wonderful?  Let’s face it: if we were all the same size and shape and had the same color hair, eyes and skin, the world…


Intuitive Eating: 10 Tips for Your Teen

As a younger child your teen naturally abided internal cues, eating when hungry and stopping when full. But your teen is not a little kid.…


Revealed! Alarming Facts about Teens Sugar Intake

Teens require additional nutrients because they are going through an intensive growth and maturation period. Iron and calcium are especially important.. Low-fat milk is a…


Tips for College Students’ Healthy Weight Management

It’s the new year, and sometimes college students come home during winter break with a few extra pounds. Entering college is a pivotal transitional period…


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