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Explore nutrition tips, kids’ meal plans, kids’ activities, recipes and more from pediatric nutritionist, Melissa Halas, MA, RDN, CDE.


Explore dietitian tips for kids meals and snacks, nutrition by age, special diets, family fitness, and more.

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Nutrition and Weight

Fun and Healthy Easter Basket Ideas

Use this holiday to show your kids that they don’t need chocolate and candy to enjoy special events

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Infants and Toddlers

Iron Foods for Kids and Babies & How Much They Need

Feel confident about your mealtime choices by learning about iron needs and iron-rich foods for kids and babies.  Infants, toddlers, and adolescents bud faster than

Special Diets

Healthy Food Swaps for Ramadan

Try these healthy food swaps during Ramadan to prevent weight gain and to make sure you’re getting the nutrients you need. Many Americans and people

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Nutrition By Age

Healthy Easter Activities for the Family

Get everyone moving at home this Easter with these fun Easter activities! All ages included in the games and celebrations! Kids love playing and spending

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Picky Eaters

7 Tips for Managing Picky Eaters

If your child is a picky eater, getting a healthy meal on the table is only half the battle. Check out these nutrition tips for

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Special Diets

Food Allergy Substitutions for Your Kids

Finding food allergy substitutions for common allergens doesn’t have to be hard! We have tasty solutions for allergies and intolerances, including milk, egg, peanuts, tree

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Moms Nutrition

Gifts for Parents or Adults Who Love to Cook

Gift something more original than last year with these food-themed ideas and gifts for parents or adult family members and friends. Looking for a holiday

Healthy holiday foods for kids
Fruits and Vegetables

7 Healthy Holiday Tips for Kids

This holiday season, brighten up your kid’s eating habits without sacrificing the sweet traditions. Help your family feel their best throughout all the festivities with