Gluten is a protein found in certain grains like wheat, barley and rye and is harmless for most children - with the exception of celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity.
Do color additives cause behavioral problems in children or add to the problems associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?
it's easy to prepare healthful, gluten-free meals for your family without breaking the bank.
A recent study suggests there may be a link to asthma in children who are overweight or obese, especially if there is excess body fat around the abdomen.
Constipation can be painful, stressful and embarrassing for kids and it takes a toll on parents, too.
Have you ever wandered the supermarket or grocery store, confused by food labels, wishing you had someone to help you navigate the aisles and make healthier choices? Look for the supermarket registered dietitian!
Reflux, or gastroesophageal reflux (GER), is a common condition affecting 40 to 65 percent of infants. In most cases, reflux is mild and normal. Here are some tips to prevent reflux in your baby.
Your baby's first solid food should be a source of iron, such as iron-fortified infant cereal, which is often the most convenient iron source.
Weaning is the slow, gradual process that helps your baby eat and enjoy your family's foods. The time for weaning is an individual matter for mother and baby.
You may feel like every kid at your child’s school has an allergy, or you may be managing this serious medical condition within your own family. Here’s what you need to know about one of the most common conditions affecting children in the U.S.
Nearly all fish contain trace amounts of mercury, but the real danger is not consuming enough fish. Fish contains omega-3 fatty acids which children need to build the structure of their brains and development of the nervous system.
Does your child have a food allergy or intolerance? Partner with your school’s food service and nutrition staff (many of whom are registered dietitians) to find safe and nutritious options.
During the first two years, children move from exclusive breast or bottle feeding to eating table foods with the rest of the family.
Food allergies get lots of attention, so it’s natural to wonder about the potential harm to your child. While reactions to food can be serious, it’s important to know the facts and what you can do to reduce your child’s risk.
If you look for child care, rank good nutrition, food-safety standards and active play high on your checklist with warm and caring staff, a safe environment, opportunities for development and self-expression.
In spite of the added work, some parents get satisfaction from preparing baby food themselves. However, that requires extra care to keep baby's food safe and to retain the nutrients from fresh foods.
Involve your child in the cutting, mixing and preparation of all meals. Even a snack can be healthy.
Sit down together as a family to enjoy a wonderful meal and the opportunity to share the day's experiences with one another.
To encourage a healthy lifestyle, get your children involved in selecting the food that will appear at the breakfast, lunch or dinner table.
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