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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 Safety Starts at Home

Review Average: 2.5 stars

While you are teaching your kids to cook, be sure to include important ways to avoid getting a foodborne illness.


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.


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.


Supermarket Psychology

Review Average: 4 stars

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


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!


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.


Exploring More About Food

Food offers a world of experiences well suited to how children learn. Because food can become a "hands-on" activity, everyday tasks can get kids involved in food – and so promote healthful eating.



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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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