Gita Patel, RD, CDE

SuperKids Nutrition caught up with nutrition expert Gita Patel, RD, CDE to hear how her culture rich childhood influenced her diet and how to cook healthfully with a busy schedule. How can parents protect their children against the growing occurrence of childhood obesity? Grow, cook and eat meals together as a family.  Growing food together is such an […]

Baby’s First Foods –Safety Tips

Food sanitation and safety are especially important when making your own baby food! Follow these tips for confidence in feeding your baby. Kitchen Tips to Keep Your Baby Safe Don’t keep baby food in the refrigerator for longer than 3 days. Scoop out a portion to feed your baby and put remaining food back in […]

Infant Nutrition –Your Baby’s First Foods

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Feeding your baby for the first time can be an exciting experience so ditch any fears with these go-to tips! It is a lot of fun to watch how your baby reacts to new foods – the faces they make are adorable!  Plus it is one of many significant developmental milestones ahead.  Read on to […]

Baby Food: Pasta with Carrots and Kale

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This delicious baby food pasta only takes minutes to prepare and is a great way to get in eye-healthy antioxidants, B-vitamins and tons of great fiber. Baby food doesn’t have to be boring! You have many ingredients in your kitchen that when blended make the perfect nutritious mix. This baby food pasta is an easy […]

Ten Ways to Boost Your Family’s Fruit and Vegetable Intake

Asparagus

Diversity in color creates diversity in health benefits, which is why it is so important to consume a diet with a variety of plant colors. Colors in fruits and vegetables are produced by plant chemicals called phytochemicals. Each color, including white, beige, black and brown is produced by one or more different phytochemical. The Super Crew […]

Health Problems Associated with Sweetened Drinks

Sodas, fruit juices, and sweetened beverages have very similar amounts of sugar and are typically considered to be “empty calories.”  With the unlimited options on the store shelves of sweet drinks, it can be hard to keep them out of your children’s reach. The good news is that there are many healthier substitutions you can […]

An Active Family is a Healthy Family

Everyone is so busy these days with work, school, and extracurricular activities that too often exercise gets pushed to the wayside. Evidence shows that adults should get a minimum of 30 minutes of physical activity most days of the week and children require 60 minutes of physical activity every day. To some this seems insurmountable. […]

What is Insulin Resistance?

Understanding and identifying insulin resistance is important in children with too much weight for good health. If you have been told that your child has insulin resistance, you have probably wanted to know what that means, how it happened, and what can be done about it. Insulin resistance is becoming a more common medical condition these […]