Fuel Your Fitness!

Learn how to choose the right fuel so your kids are ready to get their legs moving any time of day! From smiles to tears, and knee scrapes to golden trophies – sports seasons and daily activities bring it all. It may seem like a never-ending rollercoaster ride for both you and your child! Tweens […]

Benefits and Advantages to Breastfeeding

breastfeeding tips and nutrition

Breastfeeding your baby has more advantages beyond saving money! Learn why your baby and your body benefit! If women knew they had something that could lessen their child’s risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), obesity, diarrhea, childhood cancers, asthma, and cardiovascular disease while also increasing his/her intelligence, would they give it a go? What […]

How Much Should My Toddler Eat?

Follow these general guidelines for feeding your toddler, including the portion sizes to make mealtime easier. Parents are often concerned whether or not their child ate enough at a meal or throughout the course of a day. They want to know that they are meeting the needs of their growing child. A parent’s role in feeding their child […]

Do As I Do

Moms and Dads, your child is watching! He has been watching your movements and noticing odors for as long as you have put him near the kitchen. Your distinct food choices have offered him important clues about his food environment. He begins to see different colors and notices textures before they are put into his mouth by you or […]

Parent’s Guide to the Healthiest Kids’ Menus

With nearly one-third of today’s U.S. children overweight, many parents are searching for ways to encourage their kids to make healthier food choices. While eating from home seems more practical given the current economy, you may still want to take your kids out to eat from time to time. Unfortunately, the kids menus at many […]

Making Sense of Portion Sizes

Find out what a true portion size is and how you these combine to reach your child’s needs throughout the day! Portion sizes in the past 20 years have changed tremendously. Larger plates, cup holders, muffin tins and pizza pans are becoming the norm and now appear typical. But what exactly is a portion size? […]

The ABC’s of Growing a Healthy Baby, Part 3

Continue making healthy choices for you and your baby. Start with these daily tips that take minimal effort. Eat your fruits and vegetables You will need to eat a variety of foods to get the needed nutrients for you and your unborn baby. Each day you should include at least 3-5 servings of vegetables, 2-4 servings of […]

The ABC’s of Growing a Healthy Baby, Part 2

Take the right supplements at the right time to make sure you’re growing a healthy baby. Prenatal Vitamin Your doctor might want you to take a prenatal vitamin. If you do take a prenatal supplement, make sure you’re not taking any other vitamin or mineral supplement along with it unless your doctor recommends it. 400 mcg Folic Acid […]

The ABC’s of Growing a Healthy Baby, Part 1

You may be trying to remember the jingle for the “ABC” song before your baby is born, but it’s more important to know the ABC’s of good nutrition throughout your 9 months of pregnancy. Scientists are just beginning to understand the complexity of a woman’s diet on her unborn fetus, and they’re beginning to believe […]