School-aged Child Nutrition

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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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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The Picky Eater

The picky eater is a child who develops a small repertoire of food that she eats and she manipulates her parents and caregivers into providing only those foods. This does not make her a “bad” child. She’s just been trained by us adults not to explore foods and try different things. There are certainly some […]

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Empty Calories | Your Child’s Nutrition

Empty calories are calories your child consumes that have a poor nutritional quality — also known as “Junk Foods”.  These foods are high in calories with little to no nutritional benefits.  A recent NIH study showed that  nearly 40% of the energy consumed by 2- to 18-year-olds comes in the form of empty calories.  Empty calorie […]

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