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.
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 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!
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.
You can transform almost any recipe and just a few subtle modifications may improve their nutrition content without much flavor change. Experiment!
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.
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.
Second only to infancy, adolescence is the fastest growth stage in life! Even when teens reach their adult height (for girls sooner than for boys), their bodies are still growing and developing.
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.
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.
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.
Help your family eat right by filling half their plates with fruits and vegetables.
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.
What is the best breakfast for kids this school year? It's the breakfast they will eat.
The choices parents make in feeding their infants can have a lifetime impact on your child’s health and weight.
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.
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.
Here are your best bets for feeding them when they are mildly sick with a little sneezing, a cough and a runny nose.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Four tasty ways to get the nutrients you crave and have a healthy weight at the same time.
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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