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Daily Dairy: What Look for in Yogurt

Review Average: 4.5 stars

Yogurt comes in such an array of flavors and styles, the choices can be overwhelming. Here is a breakdown to help you select what’s best for you and your family for meeting your recommended 3 servings of dairy a day.


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.


Dos and Don’ts When Dining Out with Your Preschooler

Review Average: 3 stars

For preschoolers, ages 3 to 5, the meals may be small but there are big lessons to learn about lifelong healthy dining habits.


The Season for Strawberries

Review Average: 5 stars

Studies consistently show that kids are not getting the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables. Red, sweet, juicy strawberries are one healthy fruit that you won’t have any trouble getting your child to eat.


Whole White Wheat Flour: Tasty and Nutritious

Review Average: 4.5 stars

Do your kids turn up their noses when you try to get them to eat foods made with whole wheat? Then you haven't tried whole white wheat flour!


Go Tropical with Super Fruits

When you shop for fruit, do you usually fill your cart with the same standbys? If yes, your family could be missing out on tasty and nutritious tropical fruits.


Time for a Makeover

Review Average: 1 stars

You can transform almost any recipe and just a few subtle modifications may improve their nutrition content without much flavor change. Experiment!


Feeding Vegetarian and Vegan Infants and Toddlers

Review Average: 4 stars

Time and attention are necessary to make certain young children get all the nutrients they need for normal growth and development, and well-planned vegetarian and vegan eating patterns are healthy for infants and toddlers.


Supplements for Breast-Fed Babies

Review Average: 2.5 stars

Until solid foods are introduced – preferably at about six months – breast milk can be a complete source of nutrition for infants. However, three nutrients may warrant additional consideration. Ask your doctor for advice.


Eat Right to Play Hard

Review Average: 3.5 stars

Active kids need fuel for sports, school and everyday health, as well as normal growth and development. When young people are involved in competitive athletics, their need for power foods and fluids is higher than usual.


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.


Make Time for Breakfast

Review Average: 4 stars

For kids, eating in the morning is essential for optimal school performance and overall health. Kids (and adults) who eat breakfast tend to do better at school (and work) and have healthier weights and cholesterol levels as well.


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: 3.5 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.


Smart Fruit and Veggie Snacks

Review Average: 4.5 stars

Naturally nutrient-rich and mostly fat-free, fruit and veggie snacks help children close critical nutrient gaps without adding extra calories.


Does TV Influence What Your Child Eats?

Review Average: 3.5 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.


When Should I Wean My Baby?

Review Average: 3 stars

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.


Teen Nutrition for Fall Sports

Review Average: 4.5 stars

Four key nutrition tips to keep your teen athlete nutritionally balanced, energized and ready to play.


Protein Foods for Your Vegetarian Child

Review Average: 5 stars

Kids don’t need to eat meat to get the necessary protein to keep their bodies healthy and growing. Build meals around these five non-meat foods that contain protein and are rich in nutrients.


Feeding Your Teen Vegetarian

Review Average: 3 stars

Regardless of why a teen stops eating some or all animal-based foods, parents play an important role in helping make sure that their child gets all the necessary vitamins, minerals and nutrients for growth and good health.


Get Fruits and Veggies to the Plate!

Review Average: 3 stars

Help your family eat right by filling half their plates with fruits and vegetables.


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.


Best Breakfasts for Your School Crew

Review Average: 3 stars

What is the best breakfast for kids this school year? It's the breakfast they will eat.


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.


Milk: More Important Than You Think!

Review Average: 2.5 stars

Milk and dairy products are the main source of calcium in our diets, a critical mineral kids need to build strong bones, help muscles contract and transmit nerve impulses. Try these tips to get your kids to drink more milk and eat more dairy.


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.


Keep Your Vegetarian Child Healthy

Review Average: 4 stars

Are you worried your vegetarian child is not be getting the necessary nutrients in their diet? Make sure that your child receives enough protein, calcium and iron for optimal growth and nutrition.


Expanding Your Baby's Flavor Horizons

Review Average: 4.5 stars

Researchers have discovered that a baby’s sensory system can taste flavors from its mother’s diet that travel through the mother’s bloodstream into the amniotic fluid.


Formula Basics for Healthy Babies

Review Average: 4 stars

If you choose not to breast feed or to stop breast feeding before one year, meet your baby’s nutritional needs with iron-fortified formula.


Food Labels for Infants under Two

Review Average: 3 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.


Introducing Solid Foods

Review Average: 4 stars

During the first two years, children move from exclusive breast or bottle feeding to eating table foods with the rest of the family.


Size-Wise Nutrition for Toddlers

Review Average: 4.5 stars

Very young children need the same variety of nutrient-rich foods as older kids and adults, just in much smaller quantities. As portions have gotten bigger, some parents and caregivers have developed a distorted view of the amount of food toddlers and preschoolers need.


Coping With Picky Eating Phases

Review Average: 5 stars

Every parent of a young child has been through the pain of a picky eating phase. Between the ages of one and 3, they are expressing independence about everything, including food.


Eating Out with Kids

Review Average: 2 stars

Use smart-eating strategies: plan ahead, consider the menu and choose foods carefully to keep you on your plan.


Better Breakfasts

Review Average: 3.5 stars

Research shows breaking an overnight fast with a balanced meal can make a major difference in overall health and well-being, especially for children and teens.


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

Review Average: 3.5 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.


Nifty New After-School Snack Ideas

Review Average: 3.5 stars

A planned after-school snack is one way to help kids achieve nutritional goals. But a snack is only as good for your kids as you make it.


When Packing the School Lunches, Don't Forget Breakfast

Review Average: 4 stars

Studies show that breakfast eaters tend to have higher school attendance, less tardiness and fewer hunger-induced stomach aches in the morning, which means fewer trips to the school nurse.


How Many Calories Does My Teen Need?

Review Average: 3.5 stars

Teens need somewhat more calories than when they were a bit younger with strenuous physical activity adding to the daily caloric intake.


Besides Milk, What Should My Teen Eat for Healthy Bones?

Review Average: 4.5 stars

Calcium-rich, bone-building foods like yogurt, cheese and pudding, and calcium-fortified soy beverages, tofu, juice and dark green vegetables are beneficial to your teen's development.


Nutrition for Young Women

Review Average: 4.5 stars

The best thing a young woman can do is understand her own body and stay healthy by eating a balanced diet and getting regular physical activity.


Healthy Weights for Healthy Teens

Review Average: 3 stars

Four tasty ways to get the nutrients you crave and have a healthy weight at the same time.



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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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