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!
While you are teaching your kids to cook, be sure to include important ways to avoid getting a foodborne illness.
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.
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.
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.
Here are some practical tips that can save you time, money and hassle on grocery store trips.
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.
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.
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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