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The Inside Scoop on Artificial Sweeteners

Review Average: 2 stars

If you’re concerned about the amount of sugar in your child’s diet you might be wondering if artificial sweeteners are a smart alternative. Despite what you may have heard, artificial sweeteners don’t cause birth defects or cancer and they aren’t linked to behavior problems.


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.


Portion Distortion

Review Average: 3.5 stars

One reason kids may not be eating appropriately sized portions based on the recommended MyPlate serving sizes is that they may not recognize what a reasonable portion looks like. Use this chart to determine what a serving size actually looks like.


Hard Facts about Soft Drinks

Review Average: 2 stars

The variety of types and flavors of soft drinks can be a temptation trap for kids. Consider the facts before you let your child or teen gulp that super-sized soda.


Supermarket Psychology

Review Average: 4 stars

Here are some practical tips that can save you time, money and hassle on grocery store trips.


Exploring We Will Go

Review Average: 5 stars

Do you struggle to get your grade-schooler to eat fruits and vegetables? If so, don’t feel like you’re alone. Here are some suggestions to get your child to like and eat those fruits and veggies.


Frozen Foods: Convenient and Nutritious

Review Average: 4 stars

The freezer case is stocked with many healthy and convenient foods you can serve with little time or effort.


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.


The Family Table

Review Average: 3 stars

Research shows that family meals promote healthier eating – more fruits, vegetables and fiber; less fried food; often fewer calories. And they do far more than put healthful food on the table.


On a Budget? Save Money with These Tips

Review Average: 4.5 stars

With rising prices and falling budgets, it's more challenging than ever to bring home the fixings for balanced meals. Here are some tips to save you money while nourishing your family.


Does TV Influence What Your Child Eats?

Review Average: 3 stars

TV time can take a toll on your child’s nutrition because many kids are easily swayed to choose the foods they see advertised on television. And many of these foods are high in fat, sugar, sodium and/or calories and they often lack vitamins, minerals and fiber.


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.


What Are Food Additives?

Review Average: 4.5 stars

Food additives have been used for centuries to improve and preserve the taste, texture, nutrition and appearance of food. Here’s a peak at a few categories and ingredients commonly used in the food supply and what they do.


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.


Food Labels for Infants under Two

Review Average: 5 stars

You may have noticed that infant food labels look different from adult food labels. While infant food labels also use the Nutrition Facts format, the information provided is different.


Your Grade Schooler Won't Drink Milk — Now What?

Review Average: 3 stars

While milk was once the go-to gulp for most kids, it’s increasingly being pushed to the sidelines, with the average child drinking between 5 and 10 ounces of sweetened soft drinks a day instead.


Fast Food, Healthy Food

Review Average: 4 stars

Today's fast-food menus offer far more options than traditional fare. And with so much to choose from, here are some pointers to keep in mind to eat healthy.



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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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