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.
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.
Allow your children to tell you about the frustrating and painful issues common among overweight children. Let them know that you will listen when they need to talk.
If you don't have time to whip up a homemade meal, you can still enjoy all the benefits of a family dinner. Here are four speedy meals you can dish up without breaking a sweat.
With a hands-on approach, plenty of vegetables and soft, bite-size pieces, Ethiopian food is a flavorful and fun way to help your child eat more vegetables. Meals are served family-style on injera, a spongy flatbread made from the gluten-free whole grain, teff.
Before you put a burger on the grill, take these 12 safety precautions.
Too busy to cook? Use a slow cooker. It does all the work of cooking for you while you’re at work or busy with the kids, minimizing time spent in the kitchen.
Like learning any new skill, the keys to successful breastfeeding are knowledge, practice and the support of family, friends and perhaps coworkers and employers.
Next time you go shopping, keep your family healthy by choosing whole grains over refined grains. Whole grains (such as buckwheat, brown rice, hominy and oatmeal) are more nutritious.
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.
Have you considered a vegetarian diet for your family, but aren’t sure if you’re ready to take the plunge? A flexitarian diet may be a happy middle ground.
While you are teaching your kids to cook, be sure to include important ways to avoid getting a foodborne illness.
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.
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.
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.
Caring for a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can be challenging on many levels. And healthy eating is no exception.
Parents may become concerned by a child's weight increase, but remember a major growth spurt often occurs during the pre-teen (middle school) years and kids will often become heavier before their height takes off.
If you're concerned about what your child does (and doesn't) eat, the solution could be as close as your kitchen table.
Kids who fuel up in the morning focus and perform better in the classroom. Get your clan to eat breakfast with these simple suggestions.
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.
Embrace the healthier roots of soul food—greens, sweet potatoes and beans—by following these tips to create healthier soul food, your way.
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.
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!
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.
Here are some practical tips that can save you time, money and hassle on grocery store trips.
Do you struggle to get your grade-schooler to eat fruits and vegetables? If so, don’t feel like you’re alone. Here are some suggestions to get your child to like and eat those fruits and veggies.
The freezer case is stocked with many healthy and convenient foods you can serve with little time or effort.
Ring in a healthy new year by teaching kids the importance of food, nutrition and eating skills.
Stay within your grocery budget while feeding your family right with these five tips.
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.
With rising prices and falling budgets, it's more challenging than ever to bring home the fixings for balanced meals. Here are some tips to save you money while nourishing your family.
Naturally nutrient-rich and mostly fat-free, fruit and veggie snacks help children close critical nutrient gaps without adding extra calories.
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.
Ready for your family to dig into that Thanksgiving turkey and all the trimmings? First make sure that everything is properly prepared.
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.
Between First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign against childhood obesity and Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution there’s no shortage of programs aimed at getting America’s kids to eat healthier.
It's nearly Thanksgiving and time to talk turkey — turkey safety, that is! For your meal to bring only compliments, keep turkey flavorful and safe.
Help your family eat right by filling half their plates with fruits and vegetables.
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.
Make time to eat with your family using the following tips from registered dietitians—the food and nutrition experts!
What is the best breakfast for kids this school year? It's the breakfast they will eat.
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.
Parents are children's biggest influences when it comes to healthy behaviors, so provide your kids with opportunities for family fun. You can help your children learn to make healthier food choices and engage in regular physical activity by being a good role model.
Here are your best bets for feeding them when they are mildly sick with a little sneezing, a cough and a runny nose.
There's alot 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?
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.
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.
During the first two years, children move from exclusive breast or bottle feeding to eating table foods with the rest of the family.
Food allergies get lots of attention, so it’s natural to wonder about the potential harm to your child. While reactions to food can be serious, it’s important to know the facts and what you can do to reduce your child’s risk.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Teens need somewhat more calories than when they were a bit younger with strenuous physical activity adding to the daily caloric intake.
Four tasty ways to get the nutrients you crave and have a healthy weight at the same time.
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.
Fourth of July and grilling go hand-in-hand but that doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice nutrition for taste!
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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