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Does My Child Need a Gluten Free Diet?

Review Average: 3.5 stars

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.


Food Color Additives and ADHD: Is There a Link?

Review Average: 4 stars

Do color additives cause behavioral problems in children or add to the problems associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?


Slow Cooker Tips for Busy Weeknights

Review Average: 4 stars

Too busy to cook? Use a slow cooker. It does all the work of cooking for you while you’re at work or busy with the kids, minimizing time spent in the kitchen.


Gluten-Free Meals on a Budget

Review Average: 2.5 stars

It's easy to prepare healthful, gluten-free meals for your family without breaking the bank.


Can Your Overweight Child Develop Asthma?

Review Average: 5 stars

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.


Feeding the Child with PKU

Review Average: 4 stars

Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a genetically inherited birth defect. A strict diet limited in phenylalanine is the main treatment for PKU. Phenylalanine is found in most protein-containing foods such as milk, eggs, cheese, nuts, soybeans, chicken, beef, pork, beans and fish.


Ease the Pain of Constipation

Review Average: 5 stars

Constipation can be painful, stressful and embarrassing for kids and it takes a toll on parents, too.


Nutrition for Your Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Review Average: 4.5 stars

Caring for a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can be challenging on many levels. And healthy eating is no exception.


Iron and Your Teen

Review Average: 4.5 stars

Poor food choices or restricting food to lose weight are two common reasons many teens don't consume enough iron when they need it the most.


Nutrition for the Child with Sickle Cell Anemia

Review Average: 5 stars

Sickle Cell Disease (SCD), also called Sickle Cell Anemia, is a genetic red blood cell disorder that causes blood cells to take on a sickle or crescent shape. People with SCD often experience episodes of pain, fatigue and frequent infections. SCD is associated with low calcium intake, vitamin D deficiency and poor appetite.


Do Babies Need Extra Water?

Review Average: 3 stars

Newborns need little or no extra water. Except for periods of hot weather when your baby perspires, breast milk or infant formula usually supply enough fluid.


Key to Healthy Weight? Sleep!

Review Average: 3.5 stars

Scientists aren't sure why, but too little sleep is linked with both packing on extra pounds and developing type 2 diabetes. And nearly 70 percent of children have some sleep problem such as waking during the night, sleeping too little or having difficulty falling asleep at least a few nights each week.


Healthy Soul Food, Your Way

Review Average: 5 stars

Embrace the healthier roots of soul food—greens, sweet potatoes and beans—by following these tips to create healthier soul food, your way.


Meet Your Supermarket Dietitian

Review Average: 5 stars

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!


Best Gift is a Healthy Heart

Review Average: 4.5 stars

Compelling research suggests that fatty buildup in arteries begins in childhood and is more likely with higher blood cholesterol levels.


Give Your Teen's Favorite Foods a Do-It-Yourself Makeover

Review Average: 4.5 stars

There’s no single solution for solving our still-growing obesity epidemic. But making small, healthful changes to foods teens overeat – and under-eat (especially veggies) – is an excellent place to start.


Beat the Bug

Review Average: 4.5 stars

The flu season is at your doorstep. How can you protect yourself? The best defense is a year-round offense: Eat smart, stay active, get enough rest, reduce stress.


Can My Diabetic Child Eat Nuts?

Review Average: 4 stars

Nuts are a terrific snack or addition to a meal for children and adults with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes.


Does My Child Need A Supplement?

Review Average: 3 stars

If your child eats a variety of foods, supplements may not be needed. However, if you're unsure about your child's nutrient intake, get expert advice.


Getting Started on Eating Right

Review Average: 4.5 stars

The choices parents make in feeding their infants can have a lifetime impact on your child’s health and weight.


Are Canned Foods Nutritious for My Family?

Review Average: 1.5 stars

Quick and convenient, more than 1500 varieties of canned foods appear on today's supermarket shelves offering everything from traditional fare to a variety of nutritionally positioned products such as sodium-free, low-fat, no-added-sugar and others.


Is Fish Healthy for My Child?

Review Average: 5 stars

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.


Poor Baby’s Got a Cold

Review Average: 3 stars

Here are your best bets for feeding them when they are mildly sick with a little sneezing, a cough and a runny nose.


Know Your Child's BMI

Review Average: 3 stars

Since kids are still growing, they need to gain weight and they are supposed to outgrow their clothes. Te best way to determine whether your child's weight is healthy is for you to measure and keep track of his or her body mass index, or BMI.


Kids Have Allergies? Meal Options at School

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.


Caring for Your Baby's Teeth

Review Average: 4.5 stars

Good dental care begins at birth – even before baby teeth appear! Healthy teeth let children chew food easier, learn to talk clearly, and smile with self-assurance.


Breastfeeding Basics for Healthy Babies

Review Average: 5 stars

Due to breast milk’s unique antibodies, the US Surgeon General recommends babies be fed exclusively with breast milk for the first six months in order to help protect infants from numerous illnesses and diseases.


Food in Child Care: Check It Out!

Review Average: 3 stars

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.



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  • Cook healthy

    Involve your child in the cutting, mixing and preparation of all meals. Even a snack can be healthy.

  • Eat right

    Sit down together as a family to enjoy a wonderful meal and the opportunity to share the day's experiences with one another.

  • Shop smart

    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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