Nutrition Thru the Ages

Fast Food and Obesity

Fast food and obesity are linked together.  Fast food type meals are full of fat-laden and empty calories and typically offer very little, if any, nutritional benefits.  Portion sizes at all restaurants are too large and many times ONE meal is equal to the calories, fat grams, and sodium requirements for the WHOLE DAY!  Consuming […]

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A Cold or the Flu | Home Remedies for Cold and Flu Symptoms

A cold or the flu? Natural remedies can help your child’s body recover from and tolerate the symptoms of a cold or the flu.  Because of the recent concerns about side effects from over the counter cold and cough medications for children, a lot of emphasis is now on natural remedies for kids when they […]

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Salt in Food | a child’s dietary needs

Salt in food — Salt, sodium, sodium chloride, soda (referring to sodium bicarbonate, also known as baking soda),  sodium nitrate, sodium citrate, monosodium glutamate [MSG] and sodium benzoate — these words are used interchangeably on nutrition labels to mean salt.  Once you start looking for these words on food labels, you’ll begin to see why […]

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What is a vegan diet? | Will this Benefit my Overweight Child?

What is a vegan? Typically a vegan is a person who believes we should not eat or use anything from an animal.  A plant-based (vegan) diet is highly recommended for overweight children and their families.  If you want to get the most health benefits from your diet and see and feel dramatic improvements, a change […]

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Preparing to Breastfeed

Preparing to breastfeed during pregnancy is recommended. Read about nursing, take breastfeeding classes, and be sure to discuss breastfeeding plans with the baby’s father and your family members. The more prepared you are the easier it will be.  By preparing to breastfeed, you’ll find more success once the baby’s here. Preparing to breastfeed — Some […]

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What Causes Constipation– Constipation Remedies for Kids

What causes constipation?  The answer to that question can be a long list!  Constipation in kids can be caused by a number of different things.  Sometimes the foods our children eat causes constipation, sometimes it’s the type of foods or drinks they don’t take in, sometimes it’s inactivity, rarely is the cause a medical problem.  Constipation is defined […]

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Nutrition Requirements | What does a kid need?

Nutrition requirements — everywhere you look there’s different information and recommendations.  Figuring out nutrition for your kids can be a frustrating experience.  We’re bombarded by marketing that says a snack is “healthy”, a drink of this can be the same nutrients as a plate of vegetables, and  “low-fat” this and “no-calorie” that options are available  everywhere.  We think we’re doing […]

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Formula Milk | Feeding your baby

Formula milk feeding is a common parent choice.  There are several reasons a parent chooses to give formula to his or her infant instead of or in addition to breastmilk. As a parent you will make many decisions for your child. Before choosing formula over giving breastmilk to your infant, be sure you review the […]

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Healthy Snacks

Healthy snacks for your kids will keep their energy level up, mood stabilized, and give them more ability to pay attention.  Finding healthy snacks can be a challenge.  Prepackaged snacks are readily available and easy for kids to help themselves to.  Also, when in a rush, it’s much easier for us parents to grab and go.  […]

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Newborn Feeding

Newborn feeding — that first latch to mom’s breast is heart warming!  It’s ideal to have your infant to your breast within the first hour after birth. There are a number of reasons for this. First of all, breastfeeding causes uterine contractions and this can slow down mom’s bleeding after birth. Secondly, bonding is so […]

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