Your Peanut & Nut-Free Candy Guide for Halloween

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We’ve created this peanut and nut-free candy guide for your children to howl about this Halloween! Keep your mind at ease while still having fun. Does your child have a peanut or nut allergy, leaving you worried about what lurks in their candy bag this Halloween? Use this Halloween guide to help your kids decide […]

Getting Kids to Eat What You Cook

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Challenged with getting your kids to eat what you cook? You’re not alone! Here are some strategies that dietitians recommend.  I love this saying by Buddy Hackett: “As a child, my family’s menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it.” Imagine how simple dinnertime would be if we all stuck to this rule. Instead, […]

Dietary Tips to Protect Your Child’s Teeth

Read these quick tips to help your children have strong teeth for a lifetime! It may be surprising to learn that dental problems in primary (baby) teeth can affect the growth of permanent (adult) teeth.  Aside from being painful, tooth abscesses in young children can cause infections throughout the body, and often require general anesthesia to treat. Fluoride […]

A Life of Joy, Free of Soy!

Allergy and intolerance to soybeans is one of the more common food allergies, especially among babies and young children. If your infant or child gets an upset stomach, diarrhea, or nausea after eating soy, they are not alone. Symptoms can range from mild, with complaints of tummy aches, to severe, such as trouble breathing or anaphylaxis, […]

Can a Vegetarian Diet be Healthy for My Child?

If you’re child or teen is interested in a vegetarian diet, educate yourself on these vegetarian basics to make sure they’re approaching it in a healthy way! If your child or teen wants to follow a vegetarian diet, he/she is not alone.  Three percent of youth aged 8-18 years call themselves vegetarians. Let’s take a […]

The Gluten-Free Diet

Learn about the gluten-free diet, reasons why it is important for someone with Celiac Disease to follow it, and simple tips to always keep in mind. Anybody who shops for food has probably noticed more gluten-free products on the shelves. In the retail sector, sales of gluten-free foods posted an impressive growth rate of 34% […]

How to Feed Your Picky Eater

When one of my daughters was a small child she lived for a brief time on cereal, toast, and raisins, washed down with large amounts of milk. For that couple of weeks, nothing could coax her to eat anything else. Then suddenly one day she decided enough was enough and broadened her choices. As result […]

The Facts about Your Child’s Wheat Allergy or Gluten Intolerance

One of the most challenging things for kids and their parents to endure is a wheat allergy or gluten intolerance, so we have some basics to help you out! Wheat and gluten are in many kid-friendly foods, including bread, crackers, cookies, pastas, cereals, and candies.  Avoiding wheat can be especially difficult in the United States […]

The Facts about Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance

What are the differences between Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance? Get simple facts to understand how gluten may or may not fit into your child’s diet. Celiac Disease, or gluten intolerance, is becoming increasingly common today. In the United States, more than 2 million people or 1 in every 133 people are affected by this […]