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Life Stage Nutrition


Sample One-Day Menu for Vegetarian High School Student

Is your child a vegetarian or thinking about switching to the diet? First, it’s important to know there are different types of vegetarians. Lacto-ovo means…


10 No-Cook Healthy College Dorm Meals

College may be the first time you’re moving away from home, not to mention an entirely different state. When most of us leave for college,…


Why New Breastfeeding Moms Benefit from Lactation Consultants

Did you hear about Lactation Consulting through a friend or relative, but you aren’t sure exactly what it is or whether you or someone you…


Can We Improve Our Fertility Status Through Food?

Nutrition and fertility can go hand in hand. Trying to conceive a child will be a part of most people’s/couple’s lives. From an evolutionary perspective,…


A Chinese Inspired Meal Plan for Busy Teens

Sometimes you are busy at work or errands and making a home cooked meal for your active high schooler just isn’t going to happen. While…


You’re having a baby! What You Need to Know About Gestational Diabetes

Congratulations, you’re having a baby! If you know many other new moms, you may have heard of a condition called gestational diabetes. What is this…


Eating Basics for Stressed, New Parents to Be

Having a new baby in your life is a joyous experience. But, what most baby-care books don’t tell you is that this time is also…


Top Ten Mindful Eating Steps to Teach Kids

You want your child to eat healthy meals. To drink milk, eat more fruits and vegetables, less candy, and no soda. You want them to…


Using Candy as a Reward Leaves a Very Bad Taste

I recently received a copy of a letter sent home to parents by the principal of an elementary school. In the letter, the principal stated that the…


Rethinking Rewards: Healthy Tips for Meeting Goals

Rewards are a common tool parents use to motivate and encourage their children to perform certain activities such as cleaning the house or getting good…


Simple Tips To Get Your Teen To Cook Dinner

Do you ever find yourself driving home from work after a long, busy week daydreaming about dinner being on the table when you get home?…


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…


How to Help Your Caregiver or Grandparent Feed Your Kids Right

Successfully parenting your child towards life-long healthy eating habits involves the entire family, including caregivers (nanny’s, babysitters and grandparents).  Working with your caregiver to build a…


So You Have Gestational Diabetes, Now What?

Are you pregnant and recently diagnosed with gestational diabetes? You’re not alone. Almost 1 in 10 women are diagnosed with gestational diabetes during their pregnancy…


Sample Menu for a 2-Year-Old Child

When your toddler reaches two years of age, growth slows down and appetite decreases. You may think you have a picky eater on your hands,…