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A Very Berry Summer

Review Average: 5 stars

Are berries on your shopping list this summer? Whether we're talking about blueberries, strawberries or raspberries, these sweet, colorful finger fruits are sure to make your toddler or preschooler happy.


Healthful and Safe Eating on Vacation

Review Average: 4 stars

Your family can still enjoy the new, fun and exciting foods that come with traveling while maintaining a healthful eating plan. Here are a few tips to eat right while on summer vacation.


Grill It for Safety

Before you put a burger on the grill, take these 12 safety precautions.


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.


How to Avoid Choking

Review Average: 4.5 stars

Having teeth doesn't mean children can handle all foods. Small, hard foods … slippery foods … and sticky foods can block the air passage, cutting off a child's supply of oxygen.


Meet Your Supermarket Dietitian

Review Average: 5 stars

Have you ever wandered the supermarket or grocery store, confused by food labels, wishing you had someone to help you navigate the aisles and make healthier choices? Look for the supermarket registered dietitian!


Raise Healthy Eaters in the New Year

Review Average: 4 stars

Ring in a healthy new year by teaching kids the importance of food, nutrition and eating skills.


Do Babies Need Extra Water?

Review Average: 3 stars

Newborns need little or no extra water. Except for periods of hot weather when your baby perspires, breast milk or infant formula usually supply enough fluid.


Cooking with Kids During the Holidays

Review Average: 3.5 stars

With special treats and family gatherings, the holidays are the perfect time to teach your child about cooking and nutrition.


Meaty Advice for Holiday Cooks

Ready for your family to dig into that Thanksgiving turkey and all the trimmings? First make sure that everything is properly prepared.


Your Child’s Food Allergy

Review Average: 2.5 stars

You may feel like every kid at your child’s school has an allergy, or you may be managing this serious medical condition within your own family. Here’s what you need to know about one of the most common conditions affecting children in the U.S.


Club House Rules

Review Average: 4 stars

Nearly three out of four Americans shop at one of the hundreds of warehouse club stores nationwide—and most of us could use some help when it comes to navigating the "do's and don'ts" of buying in bulk!


Holiday Home Food Safety

Cooking to proper internal temperatures can give your Thanksgiving dinner a winning formula. It not only ensures the safety of your holiday meat, it also helps ensure the taste.


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.


Homemade Baby Food

Review Average: 5 stars

Preparing homemade baby food lets parents expose babies to more flavors, which may help them become more adventurous eaters. And it's easier and cheaper than you might think.


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.


Do You Baby Your Baby?

Review Average: 4 stars

There's a lot to know about feeding an infant and a toddler — and about ensuring a positive eating experience from day one. Which infant-feeding practices do you follow?


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 in Child Care: Check It Out!

Review Average: 3 stars

If you look for child care, rank good nutrition, food-safety standards and active play high on your checklist with warm and caring staff, a safe environment, opportunities for development and self-expression.


Baby Food - Make It Yourself?

Review Average: 4 stars

In spite of the added work, some parents get satisfaction from preparing baby food themselves. However, that requires extra care to keep baby's food safe and to retain the nutrients from fresh foods.



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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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